- a river in S Africa, in the Republic of South Africa, flowing SW from the Transvaal to the Orange River. 700 miles (1125 km) long.
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On the 24th the Vaal was crossed, and on the 31st Roberts entered Johannesburg.Story of the War in South Africa
Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
In May of that year there were about a hundred men at the diggings in the Vaal fields.The Mask
We have travelled well, and cannot by my reckoning be far from the Vaal River.The Mission; or Scenes in Africa
Captain Frederick Marryat
What, for instance, is meant by the territory to the north of the Vaal River?The Last Boer War
H. Rider Haggard
The Vaal is of course the largest stream for irrigation in the north.
- a river in South Africa, rising in the Drakensberg and flowing west to join the Orange River. Length: 1160 km (720 miles)
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