uThukela topographic map
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Name: uThukela topographic map, elevation, terrain.
Average elevation: 238 m
Minimum elevation: 17 m
Maximum elevation: 609 m
The river originates in Mont-aux-Sources of the Drakensberg Mountains at an elevation of almost 11,000 feet and plunges 947 metres down the Tugela Falls. The Mont-aux-Sources is also the origin of tributaries of two other major South African rivers, the Orange and the Caledon River. From the Drakensberg range, the Tugela follows a 531 km (330 mi) route through the KwaZulu-Natal midlands before flowing into the Indian Ocean. The total catchment area is approximately 29,100 km2 (11,200 sq mi). Land uses in the catchment are mainly rural subsistence farming and commercial forestry.
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