Silwane Manzi is a dinosaur-like creature sighted near the Estuary of the Mfolozi River, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Elongated. Scaly. Head is like a turtle’s. Small, green eyes. Two sharp ears or horns. Nocturnal. Amphibious. Bipedal. Snorts. Eats fishes. Habitat - Brackish or saltwater estuaries. In 1937, Aleko Lilius twice glimpsed a scaly creature that made an extensive set of three-toed tracks before it ran off into the ocean.


Clawed, three-toed prints interspersed with smaller prints, apparently the forefeet, and straight marks, possibly the tail. Length, 16 inches from middle claw tip to heel. Width, 13 inches. Distance between toes, 6–9 inches. Stride, 4 feet.

Possible explanationsEdit

  • Lilius later caught a local witch doctor making similar tracks with a wooden instrument.
  • Surviving hadrosaur or duck-billed dinosaur, extinct since the Cretaceous period, suggested by Ivan Sanderson. However, hadrosaur fossils have not been found in Africa. At one time, these animals were considered to be amphibious, but their stiff tails, short toes, and small hands are now considered evidence that they were primarily terrestrial.