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King Williams Town – Perfect for Family Holidays

The national road (N2) leads through pleasant rural landscapes to the historical town named in honor of King William IV of Britain. King William's Town, situated on the upper stretches of the Buffalo River, originated as a mission station in 1826. During the Xhosa wars the town was proclaimed the capital of the province of British Kaffraria and during 1857, two thousand German legionnaires settled in the area resulting in a strong and enduring German influence in the area which is still evident today.

King William’s Town has a number of national monuments and some very interesting museums, such as the Amathole Museum (previously known as the Kaffrarian Museum), and the Missionary Museum of South Africa. It also offers yachting at Laing Dam, and because of the Pirie trout hatchery in the area, visitors can enjoy excellent trout fishing opportunities. The Pirie Forest is a wonderful natural attraction where visitors can relax in the peacefulness of the forest and catch a glimpse of the wildlife.

From King William’s town the N2 leads to one of the South Africa’s most pleasant
holiday cities, namely East London. With its sunny comfortable climate and warm sea temperature, this is the ideal spot for a family holiday.