Kakamas Water Wheels

Water Wheels

The Orange River flows through a semi-desert when it gets to the Northern Cape towns of Upington and Kakamas. But once its life-giving waters enter the furrows and are pumped to the heights by ancient Persian waterwheels, the land turns fertile and able to support a great fruit industry.

Eleven waterwheels are still used on the canals. They can be seen in Voortrekker Street or on the many canals running through the vineyards, lucerne and cottonfields.


Kakamas Water Wheels

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