History of Masorini

The name Masorini comes from the late Iron Age. Masorini was an area on a hill in the Kruger National Park, about 12 km from the Phalaborwa Gate on the main road to Letaba Rest Camp.
Masorini was inhabited in the 19th century by the Sotho-speaking Ba-Phalaborwa tribe. This tribe developed an advanced mining industry. They melted iron ore and traded these iron products.

Today, Masorini is a place of interest where you can see remains from this time, such as stone walls, grindstones, potsherds, but also the remains of foundries, such as a smelter, which dates back to the 19th century.
There are also some tools on display which date back to the Stone Age.
This village offers insight into the economy and technology of the hunter-gatherers and later Iron Age people. 

From the Masorini hilltop there is a beautiful view of the Shikumbu hill where the Chieftain lived. In the shock waves that followed the rise of the Zulu kingdom in the early 1800s, Masorini ended up as a settlement.

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