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Amatole
DID YOU KNOW?

The Amatole area is home to sacred forests and mountains for the Gcaleka people. Only 33% of households in the Eastern Cape have taps inside the home, therefore shared and natural sources are critical.

92% of the water supplied to King William's Town and East London is derived from the Amatole water source area.

This water source arealoses a substantial 6% of its water to invasive alien trees.

  • Area: 2001km2
  • 2% protected
http://journeyofwater.co.za/catchments/eastern-cape/amatole
Amatole
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QUICK FACTS

Province
Eastern Cape

Main rivers
Great Kei
Keiskamma
Great Fish
Buffalo

Free flowing rivers
Riet
Kap
Mpekweni
Mgwalana

Interbasin transfer systems
Kubusie to Buffalo/Nahoon Basin
Fish to Sundays Basin South of Amatole

Dams
Kat River
Binfield
Wriggleswade
Rooikrants
Cata
Sandile
Gubu
Waterdown
Laing

Supplies water to
Bisho
Fort Beaufort
Grahamstown
Queenstown
East London