Tsitsikamma River

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Tsitsikamma River
Name origin: From the Khoekhoe language tse-tsesa, meaning clear, and gami, meaning water, probably referring to the clear water of the Tsitsikamma River.[1] Other meanings are 'place of much water' and 'waters begin'.[2]
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
 - location Tsitsikamma Mountains
 - elevation 600 m (1,969 ft)
Mouth Indian Ocean
 - location Huisklip Beach
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 34°03′35″S 22°14′33″E / 34.05972°S 22.24250°E / -34.05972; 22.24250Coordinates: 34°03′35″S 22°14′33″E / 34.05972°S 22.24250°E / -34.05972; 22.24250
Location of the Tsitsikamma River's mouth

The Tsitsikamma River (Afrikaans: Tsitsikammarivier) is a small river at the western end of the Eastern Cape coast, South Africa. It is part of the Fish to Tsitsikama Water Management Area.[3]


It is a small permanent river that has its sources in the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Initially it flows southwards, then it flows southeastwards, parallel to the coast for most of its course, bending southwestwards only 3 km from its mouth in Huisklip Beach.[4]

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