Kowie River, Port Alfred

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The Kowie River is a river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It has its source in the hills of the "Grahamstown Heights" from where it flows in a south-easterly direction draining the major part of the Bathurst region, reaching the Indian Ocean through an estuary at Port Alfred.Its major tributaries are the Bloukrans River, the Bak River and the Lushington River (or Torrens). The Little Kowie River is a smaller tributary which enters the estuarine portion of the river 14 km from the mouth. There are also a number of smaller unnamed streams entering the river along its course. The Kowie river is part of the Fish to Tsitsikama Water Management Area.EcologyThere is a small population of the endangered Eastern Province rocky (Sandelia bainsii) in the Kowie river.
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  • We had a great time with my husband and kids. We loved the views and enjoyed taking pictures. We will surely visit again...  more »
  • Such a relaxing river. Very well maintained and organized. Watch the boat rides, early morning fishermen going out on the boats into the ocean. Everyone waves to you from their boats and you feel...  more »
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