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Northern Drakensberg
DID YOU KNOW?

A critial source area, the Northern Drakensberg hosts the Orange River and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. The Orange River has the country's largest dam, the Gariep Dam (meaning 'great water'), with a capacity of 5,340,000 megalitres. Additionally, SA's largest Ramsar site, the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park (formerly Natal Drakensberg Park), is also located here at 2428 km2.

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Northern Drakensberg
Did you know: A critial source area, the Northern Drakensberg host...
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QUICK FACTS

 

Province
KwaZulu-Natal

Main rivers
Senqu
Caledon
Thukela
Orange
Vaal

Interbasin transfer systems
Thukela to Vaal Basin

Dams
Katse
Sterkfontein
Woodstock
Saulspoort
Driel Barrage
Spioenkop

Supplies water to
Gauteng and Free-State provinces
parts of the North West province (Rustenburg, Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Orkeney, Stilfontein, Wolmaranstad, Vryburg)
parts of KwaZulu Natal (Durban, Pietermaritzburg, and Port Shepstone)