As I was preparing this post, it dawned on me that I am one of those people who use the term ‘river’ and ‘stream’ interchangeably. I had an inkling that my pictures of ‘river’ were likely a ‘stream’ (oops!). According to my research (doing away with ignorance!!!), a stream is a fast flowing body of water that originates in mountains because of rain water or melting glaciers. These photos were taken in the beautiful region of the Drakensberg Mountains (Natal Midlands region in South Africa) and this river likely flows from these mountains. A river is apparently a bigger body of water, possibly formed by streams, and may empty into the sea, ocean or another bigger body of water. I read further and came across this, “… there are no official definitions for generic terms, such as river, as applied to geographic features…” LOL…I kind of give up (someone help me spot the difference)…LOL!!!
P.S If you ever visit South Africa, I highly recommend a visit to the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains (amongst many other beautiful spots)