---South African Rivers---
Surface water
  SOUTH WEST COAST RIVERS (Cape Point to Cape Agulhas)
 
 

Else River       
Draining the mountains at Simon's Town.        
Silvermine River     
The river mouth is in Vishoek.    
Zandvlei.      
A number of small rivers, draining the southeastern slopes of Table Mountain flow into Zandvlei at Muizenberg.    
Zeekoevlei.    
Small rivers draining the eastern area of the Cape Flats flows into Zeekoevlei, which discharges an overflow from a weir via a short channel to Sunrise Beach at Muizenberg.      
Eerste/Kuils Rivers      
The Eerste/Kuils rivers are the major rivers which flow into False Bay, draining the eastern area of the Cape Flats, the Bottelary mountains as well as the Jonkershoek mountains at Stellenbosch. The mouth, referred to as the Eerste River mouth, is at Macassar beach.      
Lourens River      
Draining the eastern slopes of Helderberg and the western slopes of the Hottentots Holland mountains.      
Sir Lowry's Pass River.      
Draining the western slopes of the Hottentots Holland mountains and Gordon's Bay.      
Steenbras River      
An important water source for the Cape Peninsula. The length of the Upper and Lower Steenbras dams in the river is more than half of the total river length.      
Rooiels River      
       
Palmiet River      
Draining the mountainous area between Grabouw and Kleinmond. The catchment area is approximately 500 km2.      
Bot River      
Draining the Overberg area of Botrivier and Caledon. The catchment area is approximately 810 km2.      
Klein River      
Draining the southern slopes of the Kleinrivierberge east of Hermanus. The catchment area is approximately 750 km2.      
Boesmans River      
The mouth is at Uilkraalsmond (south of Gans Bay). The catchment area is approximately 310 km2.      
Ratel River      
Draining the "Rooi-Strandveld" between Quin Point and Cape Agulhas.      
         

References:
1. Catchment areas: Estuaries of the Cape (Part 1). A.E.F.Heydorn & K.L.Tinley. 1980.

2. South African Estuaries. Catchment land-cover. Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. http://www.environment.gov.za/soer/estuary/tables.html

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