For most of the year the Orange River, or Gariep as it's also known, flows tranquilly and is great for rafting, camping or fishing.
The river is 2200 km (1367 mi) long - it rises in the Drakensberg mountains along the border between South Africa and Lesotho and for 550 km it forms the international border between Namibia and South Africa, before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay.
Due to good rains in it's catchment area, the sluice gates of the Bloemhof Dam in South Africa have been opened and downstream the river has become a raging, powerful monster.
The pontoon at the Sendelingsdrift border crossing into South Africa's Richtersveld National Park has been suspended and even wading birds, like this Grey Heron, are staying out of the water.
The roads between Rosh Pinah and the Noordoewer border post and between Rosh Pinah and Oranjemund are impassable.
Except for the first image, I took all the other pics earlier this morning.