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The Orange River is the longest (a total length of 2,200 km) river in South Africa. The river forms part of the international borders between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho. It plays an important role in the South African economy by providing water for irrigation, as well as hydroelectric power. The river was named by Robert Jacob Gordon in honor of William V of Orange. So, as we can see, it has no orange colour:). After all rivers in Namibia dried, and rivers in Botswana with water but also with crocodiles and hippos, to see a big river possible to bath in was something strange. We spent a very pleasant afternoon on the campsite there, some people even went canoing.
The mountains on the other side are in Namibia.

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5270 W: 84 N: 13567] (77444)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-09
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-02 9:14
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