Mtunzini Fun Fact: Mtunzini is one of the few places in South Africa where one has a reasonable chance of bumping into this odd raptor – the Palmnut Vulture. The presence of the birds is partly explained by the abundance of Raphia palms (Raphia Australis) in and around town. The edible orange flesh of the palm fruits make up an important component of the vulture’s diet. In addition, they will also eat crabs on beaches or mudflats. However, they are quite opportunistic feeders, and may also feed on insects, fruit, rodents, frogs, snails and roadkill.