16th Century

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1512: Water supply to ships in Mossel Bay. Dias named the fresh-water spring “Aguada de São Bras” (watering place of St Blaize). In 1512, Gaspar Correa, described it as flowing over a rocky verge into a small dam. The spring still flows today. (Ref.  Bartolomeu Dias Museum. Mossel Bay )

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