Braamfontein Spruit

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Braamfontein Spruit
Braamfontein Spruit.jpg
Sunrise over the Braamfontein Spruit as viewed from Tana Road, Victory Park
Braamfontein Spruit is located in South Africa
Braamfontein Spruit
Location of the Braamfontein Spruit mouth
Location
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
DistrictCity of Johannesburg
CityJohannesburg, Randburg, Sandton
Physical characteristics
SourceNatural Spring
 ⁃ locationBraamfontein [1], Johannesburg, South Africa
 ⁃ coordinates26°11′46″S 28°03′50″E / 26.196°S 28.064°E / -26.196; 28.064
MouthJukskei River
 ⁃ coordinates
26°00′53″S 28°03′10″E / 26.01472°S 28.05278°E / -26.01472; 28.05278Coordinates: 26°00′53″S 28°03′10″E / 26.01472°S 28.05278°E / -26.01472; 28.05278
 ⁃ elevation
1,234 m (4,049 ft)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationJukskei River
 ⁃ average0 m3/s (0 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ rightSand Spruit

The Braamfontein Spruit (from the Afrikaans for "spring of brambles") is the longest stream in Johannesburg, South Africa. It originates in Barnato Park High School, Braamfontein. It is covered and canalised near its source, but once the river runs out of the Parkview Golf Course, it runs through parkland, right to the edge of the city, so that Johannesburgers can still enjoy it in its original state. Walkers, runners and cyclists use a path along its banks every weekend in Gauteng, South Africa. From Berea the stream runs through Pieter Roos Park, down Empire Road to the Frank Brown Park, then on towards the German School in Auckland Park . The stream then flows towards the Parkview Golf Course, where sections of it are canalised. It exits the golf course and runs through Parkhurst, where it meets the second small tributary, the Westdene Spruit. The stream then flows through River Club, Bryanston, Rivonia and Sunninghill. Its largest tributary, the Sand Spruit, joins the stream in Sunninghill before it joins the Jukskei River in Leeuwkop Prison.

There is an ongoing effort to make this space a world class river park for the use of all Joburg residents.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers keep environmental watch". Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo. Retrieved 2017-05-27.