Steelpoort River

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Steelpoort River
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Steelpoort River shown as a tributary of the Olifants on a map of 1887
Steelpoort River is located in South Africa
Steelpoort River
Location of the Steelpoort River's mouth
Native nameTubatse
CountrySouth Africa
StateLimpopo Province
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationKwaggaskop, Mpumalanga
 ⁃ elevation1,930 m (6,330 ft)
MouthOlifants River
 ⁃ location
Near Kromellenboog, Limpopo Province
 ⁃ coordinates
24°26′35″S 30°26′06″E / 24.44306°S 30.43500°E / -24.44306; 30.43500Coordinates: 24°26′35″S 30°26′06″E / 24.44306°S 30.43500°E / -24.44306; 30.43500
 ⁃ elevation
605 m (1,985 ft)
Basin size7,139 km2 (2,756 sq mi)

The Steelpoort River or Tubatse (Afrikaans: Steelpoortrivier) is a river in Limpopo Province, South Africa. It flows northeastwards and is a right hand tributary of the Olifants River, joining it at the lower end of its basin. Its source is located at Kwaggaskop, a farm between Dullstroom, Stoffberg and Belfast.

The main tributaries of the Steelpoort River are the Klip River, Dwars River, Waterval River and the Spekboom River.[2] The De Hoop Dam on the Steelpoort River will be in operation from late 2014.[3][4]

Some stretches of this river are popular spots for kayaking.[5]

Sekhukhuneland, the historical area of the Pedi people, is located between the Steelpoort River and the Olifants River.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Olifants and Steelpoort River Basins[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Steelpoort River: Hydrology and geohydrology". Archived from the original on 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  3. ^ Celliers, Heléne (16 February 2014). "De Hoop-dam eers later voltooi". Beeld. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ Major rivers and streams within the Limpopo River Basin
  5. ^ "The Steelpoort River". Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  6. ^ "The Ba Pedi". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.

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