River Embankment Protection - Onseepkans

Karsten Boerdery

Onseepkans, Northern Cape


River embankment protection at Farm Raap-en-Skraap near Onseepkans. Water for approximately 300ha of export quality table grapes is abstracted at Raap-en-Skraap. The embankment protects an inlet canal from where water is abstracted with multiple pumps. The embankment juts out into the stream and without protection is vulnerable to erosion due to the high water velocities in the river. The project was funded by the farm owners Keboes Fruit Farms which is a subsidairy of Karsten Farms (Pty) Ltd.