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Maloti Drakensberg
DID YOU KNOW?

A critical water source area, the trans-frontier mountains of Lesotho and the Maloti Drakensberg are one of Africa's great water towers. It supplies 34% of Gauteng's water, and 70% of Bloemfontein's water.

Phase 2 of the Lesotho Highland Water Project which will increase the supply of water to Gauteng has been delayed from 2020 to 2025. This project will cost an estimated R23 billion.

  • Area: 12 003 km2
  • 35% of this water source area in South Africa is protected, but the greater area in Lesotho has a much lower level of protection.
http://journeyofwater.co.za/catchments/eastern-cape/maloti-drakensberg
Maloti Drakensberg
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QUICK FACTS

Province
Eastern Cape and Free State (borders Lesotho)

Main rivers
Senqu
Orange
Caledon

Interbasin transfer systems
Lesotho Highlands Water Project to Vaal

Dams
Katse
Welgbedacht
Gariep
Polihali (future)

Supplies water to
Gauteng and Free State provinces
some parts of Mpumalanga (Delmas eMbalenhle)
Uppington in the Northern Cape