Pongola

The town originated during the depression of the 1930’s and one of the schemes, to circumvent the drought, was to build a weir of 6m high 27km West of Golela, during 1934. At the start the scheme was not very successful and many of the settlers moved away, but the government then improved and expanded the canal system, after an agreement was reached with a big Sugar firm to build a refinery on the settlement.

Harding

Harding

This is the most important town in the Alfred district. It was established as a military outpost...

Matatiele

Matatiele

At the turn of the century this was one of the wildest corners of the country but is today...

Kokstad

Kokstad

The town is situated at the southern foot of Mount Currie (2224m) and is the capital of Grikwaland...

Greytown

Greytown

Established 1850, and named after Sir George Grey, Governor of the Cape Colony. Greytown is known...

Mooi River

Mooi River

Afrikaans for 'pretty river' and it is named after the tributary of the Thukela River, which...

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