This beautiful image shows all of the rivers flowing into and through South Africa. The rivers of each major drainage basin are assigned the same pastel colour and the result has 25 different river networks superimposed on a stunning grayscale backdrop of the region’s relief and bathymetry. Printed on high quality (220gm) ColourPro Gloss poster paper it’s sized at 50 cms wide x 60 cms high. You can buy your copy of the Rivers of South Africa poster (and Rivers of South Africa Annotated) through the online shop. Each poster costs R200. Postage and packaging for courier delivery throughout South Africa is an additional R150. Delivery in Grahamstown is free!
The image is also available at no cost for educational use. The 100 dpi resolution and dimensions of 33 x 40 cms are highly suitable for online course materials (open image and right click to download Rivers of South Africa Educational Use). If you’d like image rights for commercial purposes then please submit a Request Image Rights form.
I was inspired to produce the poster by Sukhmani Mantel of Rhodes University. Her original image quickly went viral on social media: you can read about its impact in The Conversation: ‘What we learned when our map of southern Africa’s rivers went viral‘. We subsequently collaborated on this project and are delighted with the final product.The Rivers of South Africa poster is available both with and without labelling of the main river in each catchment.