By the time the Portuguese came here to these parts, Zulu Land was in existence. And if you know that in 1752 there was a war between the Hottentots and the Bantu Speaking people at the Kei River, and the Hottentot people lost the war. It was lead by a Kenna Captain, who was killed, and his wife took over the command of their army. Her name Was Rhorho, and she was fighting the incoming Xhosa people, but lost, and fled to the Amatolla Mountains because it’s a difficult terrain and the Bantu Speaking people would not follow them so easily. For this reason if you drive through Stutterheim you will go around a mountain called Rhorhor. If you go further North than the Kei River, Northern Zululand would have been settled sometime in the 12th Century, which is the time when the Bantu speaking people crossed the Limpopo river, and because they are tropical people, they sought an environment that was similar to their ancestral land, which was originally in West Africa, in the tropical forest. That’s why you have the settlement of the Bantu speaking people along the Limpopo and along the coast, and not on the high veldt for a long time. But from the 13 Century, the Bantu speaking people were south of the Limpopo river.
They didn’t find the land empty. The land by this time was the Kenna land. Then came the mixing of the Indian men and Bushmen woman, and they pushed the Hottentot further to the less hospitable desert, in the North and Northwest, and in the 12th Century the Bantu came with their trade caravans.
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