TSHATSHINGO POTHOLES

20May

Tshatshingo pothole is also one of the several sacred sites of the Venda people. The pothole occurs in a geologically deep gorge along the Tshirovha River, is a gigantic whirlpool approximately 15m in diameters. There are three other giant sinkholes in the same location. It is located in Makwarani village. It is believed that this pothole was being used for ritual purposes and also as a dumping place for people who were against the chief of the village. Further, it is also said that local witches were drowned here. All the bodies which fell inside the pothole are never retrieved.