Photographer's Note

After seeing Henry's post of Xhosa huts (see http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/South_Africa/photo42561.htm) I decided to post this image of the Zulu huts in the garden at the Voortrekker monument in Pretoria.
These are reproductions of the huts that Shaka and the Zulu people lived in at the time of Battle of Blood River. (The Voortrekker Monument was built to commemorate the Voortrekkers' victory at this battle.)

The huts are domes constructed by lacing pliable saplings together for the walls using bark for tying material. This is then covered with common thatch grass "Hyparrhiania hirta". Depending on the size of the hut, there might be a central pole for support, but these were not big enough.
There is an aloe visible in front. These were apparently traditionally used as a perimeter fence.

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