Before and After PICS: SA’s big river arteries are flowing again

2016-01-20 09:55 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - After a severely dry summer, which saw the riverbanks of great South African rivers like the Limpopo and Orange exposed, water is finally flowing in these arteries again. 

Since last week, downpour has been reported in various parts of SA, and flooding has occurred too. 

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Most importantly, towns like Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, situated on the banks of the Orange River, has been relieved of their water crisis because of the rain. 

On Monday, 18 January, Divhani Maremba for SANParks Northern Regions reported that the Limpopo River which runs through the Mapungubwe National Park, was flowing again too. 

"The 60mm of rain recorded has brought much needed relief to the water sources in the area, Limpopo River being the biggest,” he said. 

Photos of some of SA's biggest rivers, filled again with flowing water, has been shared on the Facebook group Reenval in SA

Take a look:

Limpopo River before the rain: 




Limpopo River after the rain: 


(Photo: SANParks)


(Photo: Elize Strydom on the Reenval in SA Facebook group


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Orange River before the rain: 




Orange River after the rain: 


(Photo: Anelle De Bruin on the Reenval in SA Facebook group



Olifants River in Limpopo before the rain: 

A photo posted by Luana (@lu_ung) on




Olifants River in Limpopo after the rain: 



Other arid parts of South Africa are also receiving rain by the buckets. Take a look: 


At Zebula Country Club in Limpopo: 


(Photo: Retief Joubert on the Reenval in SA Facebook group

(Photo: Retief Joubert on the Reenval in SA Facebook group


Brandvlei in the Northern Cape 


(Photo: ‎Aldi Schrijvershof‎ on the Reenval in SA Facebook group)


Klein Aarpan in the Northern Cape 


(Photo: Marnita Steyn on the Reenval in SA Facebook group)



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