João Infante (fl. 15th century) was a Portuguese explorer of the African coast. He accompanied Bartolomeu Dias in his journey around the Cape of Good Hope in 1487/1488 by leading a second caravel, the São Pantaleão (named after Saint_Pantaleon).
Some places in South Africa are or were named after him:
- The Rio do Infante, now the Great Fish River, Eastern Cape
- Cape Infanta, Western Cape
- Infanta, Western Cape: a small settlement
- Raper, Peter Edmund (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Johannesburg: Human Science Research Council. (public domain)
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