Timbavati River

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Timbavati River( Tsonga, meaning "Sacred Lion")
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Country South Africa
Region Mpumalanga
 - location Acornhoek, Mpumalanga
 - coordinates 24°35′45″S31°7′29″E / 24.59583°S 31.12472°E / -24.59583; 31.12472
 - locationConfluence with Olifants River, Mpumalanga
 - coordinates 24°3′18″S31°40′39″E / 24.05500°S 31.67750°E / -24.05500; 31.67750 Coordinates: 24°3′18″S31°40′39″E / 24.05500°S 31.67750°E / -24.05500; 31.67750
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The Timbavati River is a river in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. It flows mostly through the Kruger National Park after entering the Park adjacent to Maroela Caravan Camp 24°27′20″S31°23′53″E / 24.45556°S 31.39806°E / -24.45556; 31.39806 near Orpen Rest Camp. It is a tributary of the Olifants River and the confluence is at 24°3′18″S31°40′49″E / 24.05500°S 31.68028°E / -24.05500; 31.68028 .

River Natural flowing watercourse

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Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa. The name means "east", or literally "the place where the sun rises" in the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu languages. Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. It constitutes 6.5% of South Africa's land area. It shares borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest, and KwaZulu-Natal to the south. The capital is Mbombela (Nelspruit).

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

African bush elephant species of mammal

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Saddle-billed stork saddle-billed stork

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See also

Timbavati Game Reserve

The Timbavati Game Reserve is located at the border line between Hoedspruit in (Limpopo) and Acornhoek in (Mpumalanga), north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Kruger National Park. Geographically and politically, Timbavati is located in Mpumalanga Province. In Xitsonga, the name 'Timbavati' means "the place where something sacred came down to Earth from the Heavens," and refers to the rare white lions of Timbavati.

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