Black River (Cape Town)

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Black River
Name origin: From swart, the word for "black" in the Afrikaans language
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape Province
 - location Cape Flats, City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

The Black River is a river in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a tributary of the Salt River together with the Liesbeeck River and the Elsieskraal River.[1] It rises in Arderne Gardens and flows underground initially beneath Main Road and the railway line, before continuing as a canal through Claremont and Rondebosch, then uncanalised through Mowbray, Observatory and Maitland after which it joins the Salt River. Its catchment is part of the Central Management Area of the City of Cape Town and the city has canalised 55% of the river.[2]

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  1. ^ State of Rivers Report: Greater Cape Town Rivers 2005
  2. ^ State of Rivers Report: Greater Cape Town Rivers 2005

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