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The city was founded in 1895 by three brothers of the Nel family who grazed their cattle around the site in the winter months.
During the Boer War, Nelspruit served briefly as the seat of government for the South African Republic, an independent Boer republic (not to be confused with the Republic of South Africa).

Birds of Eden and Monkeyland

Birds of Eden is the world's largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary, located in Kurland village near Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa. The mesh dome of the sanctuary was built over 2.3 hectares (5.7 acres) of indigenous forest, and is up to 55 metres (180 ft) above ground level.The unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall.

Knysna Heads

Dit is ongelooflik mooi om daar bo te staan en die natuurwonder te aanskou.
Separated by around 300 metres of water, The Knysna Heads are the headlands of two peninsulas that enclose and form the Knysna River Estuary. Formed over geological time beginning as far back as the break-up of the supercontinent, Gondwana, during the Jurassic, 180 million years ago. the Knysna Heads can be described as the rocky headlands at the western and eastern ends of the two peninsulas that embrace and define the Knysna basin. They also frame the Knysna Estuary’s only entrance to the sea.

Thesen Island

Thesen Islands- parkeer jou motor en neem dan 'n lekker stappie en verken die restaurante en interresanthede op die "eiland".
Thesen Island is steeped in the history of the Southern Cape. It is situated in the midst of the tranquil waters of one of the richest ecological estuaries in South Africa – home to the rare and endangered Knysna sea horse, Hippocampus capensis.
History of Thesen Island:

St Georges Anglican Church

Eers besoek ons die pragtige 2 St Georges Anglican kerke, daar is nog n paar kerke in die omgewing, en toe daarna na die Knysna Waterfront. Hier is dit lekker om rond te loop tussen die winkeltjies, restaurante en mini teinstelletjie te sien.
St George-kerk
Dit is die eerste kerk in Knysna gebou.  Die hoeksteen is in April 1849 gelê deur John Rex, seun van George Rex wat die grond
geskenk het. Die kerk is op 3 Oktober 1855 deur biskop Robert Gray ingewy.
St George's Anglican Church
John Rex laid the foundation stone of this church in 1849

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