Buffalo River (Eastern Cape)

The Buffalo River is situated in the city of East London on the East Coast of South Africa. It is to the west of the Nahoon River. It is the only navigable river in South Africa. The town of East London was thus established around it.

Buffalo River
Original bridge over Buffalo River in East London built by the Molteno Government in the 1870s as part of its East London - Queenstown line
Location of the Buffalo River's mouth
Native nameBuffelsrivier, Cwenqgcwe
Location
CountrySouth Africa
StateEastern Cape
Physical characteristics
SourceAmatola Mountains
  elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
MouthIndian Ocean
  location
East London
  coordinates
33°1′43″S 27°51′51″E
  elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length126 km (78 mi)
Basin size1,287 km2 (497 sq mi)

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