The hydrology of the Marico BR area is dictated by the dolomitic recharge areas in the southern parts of the area and the eyes associated with the dolomites. The major eyes within the Marico BR area are the Marico, Molopo and Molemane Eyes, which gives rise to their namesake rivers. The eyes of the Marico and Molopo are relatively extensive and consist of clear water, while the Molemane Eye is a minor trickle, but an eye nevertheless.
The watershed nature of the dolomitic area in the south of the Marico BR area has meant that the three river systems of the area are not part of the same catchments even, where the Molopo enters the Kalahari in the west and is more akin to the Orange basin – though there are intermittent and sporadic links with this basin. The Marico River feeds into the Limpopo River, while the Molemane feeds into the Klein-