Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa
The Towns of East Griqualand
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Settled by Adam Kok and his Griqua followers in 1861, this South western tip of KwaZulu-Natal is the Southern Gateway to the entire KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Cradled by the mighty Drakensberg, the Nungi and Ingeli Mountains are characterized by numerous rivers and streams, wide open spaces and unspoilt vleis. Covering an area of 4000 square kilometres, this is the ideal holiday destination for those wishing to get away from it all.
The diverse and interesting fauna, flora and geographical features of the region and the sweeping panoramic views, make this area the uspoilt jewel of the province. It is well worth the time needed to explore its many facets.
The Kokstad Museum traces the story of Adam Kok and his followers and the eventual annexation by the Cape Colony. There is also a display of the early economic history of Kokstad and medical equipment.
PO Box 8, Kokstad, 4700. 09.00 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.00; 037 7273133 7273676fx
Near Kokstad is the Mount Currie Nature Reserve, 1800ha of rolling grassland with a number of walks and trails. To the east of Kokstad is the Weza State Forest which includes the Ngele Hiking Trail.
There is a choice of either 4 day or 5 day trips. While the forest is a mixture of plantation and indigenous forest, there is also open grassland. There are cerval and a variety of buck to be found.
Camping: PO Box 378, Kokstad, 4700; 0372 3844