Tugela River / Thukela River
Afrikaans name: Tugelarivier
Tugela River near Bergville
With a length of 502 km the Tugela River, also known as the Thukela River, is the longest river in KwaZulu-Natal.
It begins its journey to the sea high up in the Drakensberg Mountains where it tumbles down 947 metres at the Tugela Falls. It eventually flows into the Indian Ocean.
The Tugela River is fed by numerous other rivers including the Mooi River, Klip River, Blood River and Sundays River.
The Tugela River near Winterton
The road bridge over the river near the town of Tugela
Railway bridge near the town of Tugela
References and further readingConolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 199
Getaway - Vol 31 No 04 - Author: - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 48
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 348
Wild Issue 32 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 74