The Riet River on a map of 1887. The lower Modder has since become the lower Riet.
|Etymology||Native name Gama-!ab meaning 'muddy' in !Kora language|
|Region||Free State, Northern Cape|
|⁃ location||Near Smithfield|
|1,001 m (3,284 ft)|
|Length||300 km (190 mi)|
|⁃ right||Modder River|
The Riet River is a westward-flowing tributary of the Vaal River in central South Africa. In precolonial times the Riet was known as the Gama-!ab (or Gmaap), a !Kora name meaning 'muddy'. Its main tributary is the Modder River and after the confluence the Riet River flows westwards to meet the Vaal.
- Upper Orange WMA 13
- Morris, D. 2002. Driekopseiland and 'the rain's magic power': landscape and history in a new interpretation of a Northern Cape rock engraving site. MA dissertation, Dept Anthropology and Sociology, University of the Western Cape
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