Great Fish River
The Great Fish River runs for 644 kilometres through the South African province of the Eastern Cape. The coastal area between Port Elizabeth and the Fish River mouth is known as the Sunshine Coast. The Great Fish River was originally named Rio do Infante, after João Infante, the captain of one of the caravels of Bartolomeu Dias. Infante visited the river in the late 1480’s. Historical sites include Maitland Military Camp, Broxholm Cottage, Civilian Camp and two shipwrecks. The 45 000 hectare Great Fish Reserve provides visitors with panoramic views over diverse habitats of succulent bushveld and scenic river courses, supporting an abundance of wildlife.