The country long known as Griqualand is situated beyond the Orange river, and around its junction with the Vaal.
On the 24th the Vaal was crossed, and on the 31st Roberts entered Johannesburg.
General Broadwood proceeded to Vaal Krantz, which place was reached on the 22nd.
We have travelled well, and cannot by my reckoning be far from the Vaal River.
This town is situated below the junction of the Modder and Vaal Rivers, and is of some importance.
The Vaal is of course the largest stream for irrigation in the north.
The town, built on the banks of the Schoonspruit 10 m. above its junction with the Vaal, possesses several fine public buildings.
That leaves the Vaal River deserted, and that ought to be my direction.
In this part of its course the Vaal receives the Harts river from the north and the Riet from the east.
It was found in the dry diggings of the Vaal River, a few miles from Kimberley.