lxopo

lxopo was established in 1878 and called Stuartstown in honour of the district’s magistrate, but the name was slowly replaced by the name of the river in the area. It is actually eXobo in Zulu and is supposed to alliterate the sound made when persons walking through mud pull their boots out.

The economy of the district is mainly based on sheep, dairy, maize and wattle farming. Some farmers combine these into mixed farming.

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