Great Fish River geographical name
River, southeastern Eastern Cape province, South Africa. Flowing southeast for much of its 400-mi (644-km) run, it joins the Koonap River before entering the Indian Ocean southeast of Grahamstown. In the early 19th century the lower Great Fish valley formed a battle zone between mostly British settlers moving east from the Cape and tribal settlements to the northeast.
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