The Camissa River flows down the middle of Table Mountain, down Platteklip Gorge. It is fed by water that comes from the “table cloth”, the clouds that form on the front face of Hoerikwaggo (Table Mountain). The water vapour in these clouds condenses and forms water droplets on the fynbos, rocks and ground. These droplets form a stream that flows down into what we now know as the ‘City Bowl’. The Khoesan word //ammi i ssa or Camissa means place of sweet water.

“River mouths speak of dreams that crash into these seas

Bodies that verge and cluster on a bankrupt shore

There is frantic whispering and urgent confusions

Banked on the current of new tribe

As pounding of flesh and pounding of spirit

Hide words & smiles, old conversations and smells of mother’s seasons…”

GPS coordinates: 33° 57′ 19.55” S, 18° 24′ 56.84” E (For Platteklip Gorge)