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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  • The houses and their mooring, for boats, right outside the door, seemed very posh. It all seems very well maintained here.
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  • Went for a river cruise on lets go. Was very nice and affordable.Boat operator was good with information in marina on the houses and whats going on in marina  more »
  • We joined friends on Lady Biscay for a sunset cruise. Our host provided great food, which you can if you book the boat for R1 200 or ask Kowie River Cruises to do the catering. It is a two hour cruise...  more »
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