Bivane River

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Bivane River
Name origin: Origin of name uncertain, perhaps from the Zulu imbavana or impivane, meaning 'waterbuck'.[1]
Country South Africa
Source Balelasberg
 - location North of Utrecht
 - elevation 2,100 m (6,890 ft)
Mouth Phongolo River
 - elevation 480 m (1,575 ft)
 - coordinates 27°26′33″S 31°12′30″E / 27.44250°S 31.20833°E / -27.44250; 31.20833Coordinates: 27°26′33″S 31°12′30″E / 27.44250°S 31.20833°E / -27.44250; 31.20833
Location of the Bivane River mouth

Bivane River, a tributary of the Pongola River, situated in the KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


The ultimate source of the river is at over 2,000 m a.s.l. in the highlands north of Utrecht.[2] It flows and flows between Paulpietersburg and Vryheid and joins the Pongola on the western boundary of the Ithala Game Reserve, not far from the border with Swaziland.