A special tourist train steaming across the Kraai River bridge near Lady Grey in 1979
|Part of||Orange River|
|- right||Bell River|
|- location||Moshesh's Ford|
|- elevation||1,845 m (6,053 ft)|
|- location||Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|- elevation||1,340 m (4,396 ft)|
The Kraai River originates in the mountains south of Lesotho and flows westward from the confluence of the Bell River and the Sterkspruit at Moshesh's Ford at all the way to Aliwal North, where it joins the Orange River at .
The river flows almost entirely over sandstone rocks of the Clarens Formation.
In 1881 a sandstone arch bridge called the J W Sauer bridge was completed over the river. The bridge linked communities in the Kraai River basin with Aliwal North. The Sauer bridge and the Loch Bridge on the farm Tyger Krantz, are now Provincial Heritage sites.
- Bell River and a tributary of the Bell, the Kloppershoekspruit
- Sterkspruit, its tributaries are the Bokspruit and Riflespruit
- Diepspruit and its tributary, the Three Drifts Stream
- Carlisleshoekspruit and the Maartenshoekspruit
- Klein Wildebeestspruit
- Saalboomspruit and its tributary, the Vaalhoekspruit
- Physiography of the Kraai River Catchment WalkerBouts.co.za
- "Fly Fishing" wildmountainadventures.co.za
- "Stone Arch Bridges Of The Northeast Cape" maclear.co.za
- "Exploring the Eastern Cape’s bridging legacy" farmersweekly.co.za
- "J W Sauer Bridge, Kraai River, Aliwal North District" sahra.org.za
- "Loch Bridge, Kraai River, Barkly East District" sahra.org.za
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