Nahoon River

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Nahoon River
Nahoon River.jpg
Nahoon River is located in South Africa
Nahoon River
Location of the Nahoon River mouth
Native nameNxaruni
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape Province
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationEastern Cape, South Africa
 ⁃ elevation1,500 m (4,900 ft)
MouthIndian Ocean
 ⁃ location
East London, South Africa
 ⁃ coordinates
32°59′S 27°57′E / 32.983°S 27.950°E / -32.983; 27.950Coordinates: 32°59′S 27°57′E / 32.983°S 27.950°E / -32.983; 27.950
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)

The Nahoon River (Xhosa: Nxaruni) is situated in the city East London on the East Coast of South Africa. It is to the east of the Buffalo River harbour, and is to the west of Gonubie River; the suburb of Nahoon is on its west bank and Beacon Bay is on the east bank. It flows through an estuary and Africa's southern most mangrove forest into the Indian Ocean, its mouth is located near Nahoon Reef which is a famous surfing spot and is also known for attacks by Great White Sharks.

Water management[edit]

The Nahoon Dam supplies some of the water for the city of East London. Presently this river is part of the Mzimvubu to Keiskama Water Management Area.[1]


There is a small population of the endangered Eastern Province rocky (Sandelia bainsii) in the Nahoon river.[2]

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