Classification Aquatic
Location Mzintlava River, South Africa
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The Mamlambo is a cryptid which supposedly lives in the Mzintlava River near Mount Ayliff in South Africa. It is also known as "the brain sucker" and has been reported to have killed at least 7-9 people who crossed the Mzintlava River but there is no evidence as to if they were killed by this creature. It is unknown what type of animal Mamlambo is, or if it is an actual animal. Villagers of the area claim that is has the torso of a horse and the lower body of a fish, as well as the neck of a snake. According to legend, the Mamlambo often appears during lightning storms (it is said that the Mamlambo may be attracted to lightning).


This underwater creature reportedly haunts the Mzintlava River in South Africa and has been blamed for many deaths in the region. Allegedly female, the Mamlambo has the head of a horse, the body of a large-finned fish, and the teeth of a vicious predator. According to Xhosa tribal mythology, great wealth will befall anyone who captures her. The Mamlambo allegedly has a taste for human flesh —more specifically, for sucking the brains out of its victims' heads. In 1997, amid claims that seven Xhosa tribesmen had fallen victim to the beast's deadly exploits, the Eastern Cape government launched an investigation into the reports' veracity, but no proof of the creature's existence was found. ( hotels Gold Coast  )