The Ngwavuma is a river in Eswatini and KwaZulu-Natal Province in southern Africa. It is also known as the Inguavuma, Ingwavuma, Ingwovuma, and Nggwavuma, and is one of the five major rivers in Eswatini. It arises in southwestern Eswatini and flows eastward. It is a tributary of the Pongola River.
Inguavuma, Ingwavuma or Nggwavuma
View from Border Cave over Ingwavuma River
|Etymology||From the Zulu name for Elaeodendron transvaalense, a tree whose bark is a fever remedy; possibly also 'the growling one' referring to the sound the river makes when passing through a ravine.|
|Country||Eswatini, South Africa|
|• location||SW Eswatini|
|Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa|
|34 m (112 ft)|
- Dictionary of Southern African Place Names
- Ngwavuma (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- Ünver, Olcay, ed. (2009). "Swaziland". The United Nations World Water Development Report 3: Facing the Challenges. London: Earthscan for World Water Assessment Programme, UNESCO. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-84407-840-0.
- Usuthu/Mhlatuze WMA 6
- Ngwavuma River, Swaziland - Satellite View centered on the mouth of the river in KwaZulu-Natal from satelliteviews.net
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