Lebombo Mountains

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Information provided by Hans Bornman from his unpublished book, Lowveld Tour Guide:

Mountain range extending some 800 km from the Mkuzi River in KwaZulu/Natal to south of the Limpopo River in the north. It generally follows the borders between the Northern Province, Mpumalanga and Mozambique and between Swaziland and Mozambique. This is a Zulu word and the correct spelling is ‘Lubombo’. It means to ‘keep direction’ or a ‘bearing’ one takes when travelling. In earlier times, when tribes migrated in groups, it seems that the mountain range was used for this purpose. Even today this mountain is used as a landmark, as it can be seen from as far distant as the coast of Mozambique.