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Elands River (Mpumalanga)

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Elands River
Wagon fording a drift in the Elands, late 19th century
Elands River (Mpumalanga)
Location of the Elands River mouth
EtymologyNamed after the Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
Location
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceMpumalanga
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationNear Machadodorp
 • elevation1,046 m (3,432 ft)
MouthCrocodile River (Mpumalanga)
 • location
Near Montrose Falls
 • coordinates
25°27′17″S 30°42′58″E / 25.45472°S 30.71611°E / -25.45472; 30.71611Coordinates: 25°27′17″S 30°42′58″E / 25.45472°S 30.71611°E / -25.45472; 30.71611
 • elevation
772 m (2,533 ft)

Elands River is a river of the Komati River basin in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

This river is known for the Elands River Falls, located between Waterval Boven and Waterval Onder. These fall 70 m in one drop, and are close to the NZASM tunnel.[1] Also not far from another historical site called the Krugerhof, the last residence of President Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger in the South African Republic (ZAR), where there is a Museum.

The river originates near the town of Machadodorp, in the Highveld Zone of Mpumalanga, and after passing over a complex waterfall, joins the right bank of the Crocodile River.[2]

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