Travellers warned about warring neighbours

There is tension between two neighbouring communities near the Drakensberg in northern KwaZulu-Natal and travellers are advised to use caution, Ezemvelo KwaZuluNatal Wildlife said yesterday.

Wildlife spokesman Jeff Gaisford said there was a land issue between two communities living near the Didimo Camp in Cathedral Peak.

"One community is accusing the other of encroaching on their land and the dispute has been going on since 1989," he said.

"They have told us they don't care about tourists or our organisation and that they are only concerned about their land."

The organisation's chief executive, Khulani Mkhize, said visitors were urged to use special caution in this area.

"While these communities have indicated that visitors are free to travel along this route (Cathedral Peak road), we strongly advise visitors to travel with extreme caution," Mkhize said.

He said police were monitoring the situation. - Sapa