KwaZulu-Natal’s estuaries have ecological, recreational, resource-use, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic significance to their users and beneficiaries.
Only relatively few of the 76 have been well-studied as holistic ecosystems, several have not been studied at all. Here is introduced each estuary, it’s type, location on the coast, the interim given name (pending official gazetting) and the name origin and aliases. For ease of comparison amongst systems, details of system morphology, catchment characteristics and a recent health status assessment is provided.
ORI • EDTEA
Fiona MacKay • Clare Pillay