Elands River (Mpumalanga)

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This article is about the river of the Crocodile River (East) system. For the tributary of the Crocodile River (West), see Elands River.
Elands River
Eland crossing QE1 48.jpg
Wagon fording a drift in the Elands, late 19th century
Name origin: Named after the Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
 - location Near Machadodorp
Mouth Crocodile River (East)
 - location Near Montrose Falls
 - elevation 772 m (2,533 ft)
 - 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
Location of the Elands River mouth

Elands River is a river of the Komati River basin, 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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