Where did Huberta come from? Nobody really knows. Her birthplace was probably Lake St Lucia in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. No matter where she was born, where she came from or how she started her journey, nothing can change the fact that she was no ordinary hippo. She was Huberta.
She left her birthplace and crossed the Black Umfolozi River, the White Umfolozi River always heading south. She reached the Mbozama River came to the area where the once mighty Zulu King Shaka lived, still she travelled on south. She passed Durban, Port Shepstone, Port St John, the great Kei river the Buffalo River in the Eastern Cape to the Keiskama River and the farm De Hoop - the hope. There she finally stopped her journey through an avalanche of bullets.