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Like most regions in South Africa, the history of King Williams Town is shrouded in clashes and wars over land. In 1846, the Seventh Frontier War, also referred to as the Seventh Xhosa War or War of the Axe, erupted near the Amathole Mountains. Except for museum artifacts and documents, not much else in King Williams Town today suggests that fierce battles were ever waged here. However, on ...
The Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance was created in honor of a man that died for his freedom and became one of South Africa’s most celebrated political martyrs. The Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance also stands as a lasting monument to all his comrades who lost their lives during the political struggle against apartheid.
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 ...