Orange River

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Orange River

A river, about 2,100 km (1,305 mi) long, of Lesotho, South Africa, and Namibia flowing southwest, northwest, and west to the Atlantic Ocean. It is used extensively for irrigation.
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Noun1.Orange River - a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic OceanOrange River - a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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Gariep Dam, the biggest in the country that is situated in the Free State, was particularly worrying because it was a nerve-centre for the generation of electricity for Eskom.
Philida vra van De la Bat 'n vrybrief om Gariep toe te loop, maar stel hom in kennis dat as hulle nie sy toestemming kry nie, hulle dan in elk geval gaan.
Distribution: Laccocoris limicola was originally described from Gariep (Northern Cape Province) and Limpopo, South Africa (Stal 1855).
So like any sane British person would, my Beloved and I decided to spread the epic drive from the Cape to Johannesburg over two days and break the journey by staying overnight at Gariep Dam in the Free State, just over halfway.
Therefore, we averaged the daily minimum and maximum temperatures and total monthly rainfall from 5 weather stations in Free State (Bloemfontein, Kroonstad, Welkom, Fauresmith, and Gariep Dam) and 4 weather stations in Northern Cape (Kimberley, Prieska, De Aar, and Noupoort) (South African Weather Service, pers.
This, the area around the Gariep Dam, is one instance of some green hues, yet on the whole, the South African interior is composed of "more subdued tonal values" (p.