Matzeri tree roots are very rare and using them as table bases for coffee, entry or dining tables are a conversation piece. They are sometimes found along rivers and natural springs, but the true mystery lies in the extraordinary root systems. Inosculation is a natural phenomenon in which the roots of two trees of the same specie grow together.
According to Venda folklore, these roots are home to water sprites and if one looks very closely, you can see traces of them in the sacred forest, Thathe Vondo, the veil is very thin, and the folklore is quite extensive!!
This particular root (before it was trimmed) was more than 3 M in diameter with a perpendicular trunk, we estimate the death of this tree to be approximately 60 years ago and originating from the upper catchment area of the Letaba River, where it came down with floods.