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Enkangala Drakensberg
DID YOU KNOW?

The Drakensberg Mountains in the Mpumalanga region form the water shed between rivers flowing to the Indian Ocean via the Thukela flow, and the Atlantic Ocean via the Vaal and Orange Rivers. One of the country's largest interbasin transfer schemes is downstream and it transfers water from the Thukela to the Vaal, where it eventually reaches the Gauteng province.

Enkangala loses 4% of its water to invasive alien plants like black wattle. That is billions of litres that could be used to grow crops or serve people's household needs.

  • Area: 8 582km2
  • 9% protected. The Mabola protected environment falls within this area. This protected area has been threatened in recent years by coal mining applications.
http://journeyofwater.co.za/catchments/mpumalanga/enkangala-drakensberg
Enkangala Drakensberg
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QUICK FACTS

Province
Mpumalanga

Main rivers
Pongola
Bivane
Assegaai
Wilge

Free flowing rivers
Ntombe
Hlelo
Upper Vaal

Interbasin transfer systems
Assegaai to Vaal Basin
Buffelo to Vaal

Dams
Heyshope
Zaaihoek
Jozini

Supplies water to
Parts of Mpumalanga (eMbalenhle, Standerton, Delmas, Volksrust, and Ermelo)
KwaZulu Natal (Newcastle, Richard's Bay, Vryheid, Dundee, eSikhawini)
Kimberly in the Northern Cape