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A large sand bar obstructs the entrance to the river, which is not quite 1 m.
The port is now nearly filled up, has a sand-bar at its entrance and can be reached only by small craft.
There is a sand-bar at the entrance to the river, but at the lowest state of the tide there are 26 ft.
At Port Natal, however, the removal of the sand bar at its entrance has made available a third magnificent harbour, while at Table Bay (Cape Town) and at other places ports have been constructed.
It is here obstructed by a sand-bar over which there is 12-14 ft.