Grouping Cryptid
Sub grouping Lake monster
Country South Africa
Region Howick Falls
Habitat Water

The Inkanyamba is a legendary serpent said to be living in a waterfall lake area in the northern forests near Pietermaritzburg most commonly in the base of Howick Falls, South Africa. The Zulu tribes of the area believe it to be a large serpent with a horse like head. Most active in the summer months, it is believed that the Inkanyamba's anger causes the seasonal storms.[1]

Cryptozoologists have suggested that they might be a form of eel, augmented by local myth. The Inkanyamba was featured on television series Animal X. [2]


  1. Exelby, Narina (March 2004). "Legends of the deep". Gateway to Africa. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2007.
  2. Inkanyamba - African Legend. Novel by Tharina Strauss. Published in 2010 by Tekskor, P O Box 28378, Danhof, Bloemfontein, 9300.

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