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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  • hello, bice to see kowie. i always webt to the bioscope accross the river, crossed this bridge. nice area.  more »
  • Over the weekend of 12/13 October we had a lovely river cruise on the Lady of Biscay. The boat travels up the river at a leisurely speed allowing one to view the lovely houses along the river. Alcohol...  more »
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