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The Liesbeek River (also spelt Liesbeeck) is a river in Cape Town in South Africa. It is named after a small river in Holland. The first "free burghers" of the Dutch East India Company were granted land to farm along the river in 1657, shortly after the first Dutch settlers arrived in the Cape. The river was originally called the Amstel or Versse Rivier. The river starts in mountain gorges above Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and runs through parts of the southern suburbs. It is canalised in parts, with a path known as the Liesbeek River Trail running alongside. It joins the Black River to empty into Table Bay at Paarden Island (Island of horses). The Liesbeeck is home to the Platanna, or African clawed frog, an amphibian that has been important in certain areas of medical research.

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GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -33.9364° S 33.9364° S 33° 56' 11.04" -33° 56.184'
Longitude 18.4765° E 18.4765° E 18° 28' 35.4" 18° 28.59'
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Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
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Kruger Park - Sirheni
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'Sirheni' is a Tsonga word that means 'cemetery', after a type of elephant graveyard at a site near to the camp. Sirheni Bushveld Camp nestles on the edge of the Kruger National Park's northern plains within the Mopane veld of the region. The Sirheni Dam, on the Mphongolo River, lies next to the camp. The accommodation facilities and the camp's two bird hides overlook the dam and a wide variety of game and birds are attracted to it. Visitors have been awakened to the sounds of lion and hyena, as there are often kills at the dam. Sirheni has a resident leopard that is seen on a regular basis, often coming down to drink at the dam.
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