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the name of three rivers in southern Africa.

(1) The largest (right) tributary of the Limpopo. The Olifants, which measures 560 km long, flows through the Republic of South Africa and Mozambique. It rises in the Witwatersrand region. The upper course is shallow and full of rapids. High water occurs in summer, in connection with the monsoon rains.

(2) A 250-km-long river in Cape of Good Hope Province, Republic of South Africa. It rises in the Olifantsrivierberge and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. High water occurs in winter.

(3) The principal source of the Gourits River in southern Cape of Good Hope Province, Republic of South Africa; length, 185 km.

All three rivers supply irrigation needs.

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In the Black Mamba operation room in Olifants West, photos of rhinos with severed faces and hacked-up spines coat the wall, a daily reminder of the brutality that takes place in Kruger.
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