Limpopo River

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It is known as the Crocodile River in the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and flow in semi-circular course first Northeast and then East for about 1100 miles to the Indian Ocean. The name is believed to have been derived from Sotho meaning a River of the Waterfall.

Though partially blocked by sandbar at its outlet, the river can be entered by costal steamers at high tide. The first European to sight the River was Vasco Da Gama who anchored off its mouth in 1498 and named it Espiritu Santo River, its lower cause was explored by St Vincent Whitshed Erskine in 1868-69 and Captain J.F Elton travelled down its middle course in 1870.