The Shashe River is a highly ephemeral river, with flow generally restricted to a few days of the year. The river contributes 12.2 % of the mean annual runoff of the Limpopo Basin .
The lower Shashe River is a sand filled channel, with extensive alluvial aquifers in the river channel and below the alluvial plains. These supply water for a number of irrigation schemes including Sibasa and Shashi.
The settlements cities below have are ordered from the beginning of the river to its end:
There is a road bridge and a rail bridge south of Francistown.
The lower Shashe River forms the international boundary between Botswana and Zimbabwe and is unbridged. However, at Tuli, both sides of the river are in Zimbabwe and there are two legal crossing points (see left).
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Jun 25, 2006; BYLINE: Leon Marshall From a hill in Mapungubwe National Park, the wide sandy course of the Shashe River can be seen snaking its...