Sabie River

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Sabie River
Sabie River east of Skukuza 1.jpg
Sabie River east of Skukuza
EtymologyFrom the word for 'sand' in the Tsonga language[1]
Location
CountrySouth Africa, Mozambique
ProvinceMpumalanga
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationMount Anderson, Lydenburg, South Africa
 - elevation1,100 m (3,600 ft)
MouthKomati River
 - location
Maputo Province
 - coordinates
25°19′52″S 32°17′50″E / 25.33111°S 32.29722°E / -25.33111; 32.29722Coordinates: 25°19′52″S 32°17′50″E / 25.33111°S 32.29722°E / -25.33111; 32.29722
Discharge 
 - average0 m3/s (0 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River systemKomati River
Tributaries 
 - leftSand River
 - rightMac Mac
Marite River

The Sabie River[2][3] is a river in South Africa that forms part of the Komati River System.[4] The catchment area of the Sabie-Sand system is 6,320 km2 in extent.[5] The Sabie is one of the most biologically diverse rivers in South Africa, with generally good water quality.[6]

Course[edit]

It rises in the Drakensberg escarpment of Mpumalanga province, flowing eastwards into the lowveld.[7] It crosses the breadth of the Kruger National Park before cutting through the Lebombo range into Mozambique.[8] Some 40 km from Moamba it enters the large Corumana Dam[9] before finally joining the Komati. Settlements on its banks include Sabie, Skukuza and Lower Sabie.

Tributaries[edit]

Tributaries of the Sabie include:[10]

References[edit]