“‘Anaconda’ and ‘Wrong Turn’ Vibes”: Man Dives Into Mpumalanga Waterfall, TikTok Video Has SA Creeped Out

“‘Anaconda’ and ‘Wrong Turn’ Vibes”: Man Dives Into Mpumalanga Waterfall, TikTok Video Has SA Creeped Out

  • A video of a waterfall in South Africa left people convinced that it was more dangerous than it was beautiful
  • The TikTok promoting a stunning vacationing place in Mpumalanga only reminded people about an Anaconda's habitat
  • Netizens commented that they would not visit as it looked like it was full of snakes and the African Snakebite Insitute confirmed peeps' suspicions

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A video on TikTok had people's imaginations running wild. Online users were convinced that a vacation spot in Mpumalanga looked like a horror movie.

Mpumalanga waterfall
A video of a waterfall left South Africans scared it was a habitat for anacondas. Image: TikTok/@dineozonke
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People were in the comments on the video with speculations that it was not safe to swim. Many were paranoid and said that the man was as good as gone.

Mpumalanga waterfall has South Africans convinced it is anaconda's home

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A TikTok video by @dineozonke shows a man taking a swim in a waterfall. People were not convinced that it was safe to swim where the man dove. Watch the full video below:

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Experts explain which snakes could be found a location in TikTok

Mzansi does not do well with snake sightings and people were paranoid that an anaconda could be living in the waterfall. Speaking to Briefly News, Luke Kemp from the African Sankebite Institute named the snakes commonly found in Mpumalanga. He said:

"The area is well-known for Black Mambas, Mozambique Spitting Cobras, Puff Adders, Boomslang and Vine Snakes."

Luke added that snakes will often slither away quickly when they meet people but hikers should "still be cautious, especially of puff Aaders as they may lie in the path.". See a full snake guide for Mpumalanga here.

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People cracked jokes about the video. what they thought would be lurking in the body of water. Many could not get over the wild terrain.

Thembi commented:

"Are we no longer black?"

QueenNandiBoerboel commented:

"You can see this is a home of someone (a snake)."

@Sminzora's commented:

"There's no waterfall here nje."

Cütië Reign Ka Myeko commented:

"It’s giving both anaconda and wrong turn vibes…..we are danko."

Cindy Vilakazi commented:

"My ancestors would be like uzilethile kunini simulindile[ You have brought yourseld, we have been here waiting]."

justroger_0 commented:

"You are brave, you just jump into someone's kitchen like that."

zivelentobela commented:

"Oh the comments are killing me, my black peoples I was expecting this and y’all delivered .I love my country."

user6395036372499TK commented:

"Phenduka idlozi sametime. [You might as well beoome an ancestor]"

samkelosah626 commented:

"Ngathi kuzophuma i-anaconda, niya riska ngezimpilo zenu ngane ka Dumazile.[It is like an anaconda will come out, you are risking your lives.]"

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lindekakhathi commented:

"Enina aniwasabi amanzi, worse endaweni ekanjena[You guys aren't scared of water, worse in a place like this"

hunaddiii commented:

"Yoh bafwethu."

KDmalefo commented:

"Asoze nange party ka Mandela.[Never while Mpandela's party is in power]"

Senzo.Love commented:

"With that sound nje, I can tell something else watching."

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Rutendo Masasi (Human-Interest editor) Rue Masasi is a Human Interest and Entertainment writer at Briefly News who graduated with a BA (Hons) in English from Rhodes University in 2018. Rue also has 2 years of experience in journalism and over four years of experience as an online ESL teacher. She has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her via email: rutendo.masasi@briefly.co.za