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Lady Grey, Eastern Cape

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Country  South Africa
Language spoken  Xhosa
Area  25.1 km2
District  Joe Gqabi
Founded  1857

Lady Grey is a rural village in the North-Eastern Cape in South Africa near the border with Lesotho. It is situated in the foothills of the Witteberg mountains, 54 km due east of Aliwal North on the R58 road and 260 km from the capital of the Free State Province, Bloemfontein.


Map of Lady Grey, Eastern Cape

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Lady Grey, Eastern Cape in the past, History of Lady Grey, Eastern Cape

Lady Grey was established on the farm Waaihoek, purchased by the Dutch Reformed Church of Aliwal North on 30 April 1857 for the purpose of founding a new congregation. It was named in honour of Eliza Lucy Grey (nee Spencer), daughter of Sir Richard Spencer, and wife of Sir George Grey the Cape governor . The first municipality of Lady Grey was proclaimed in 1893. Currently, Senqu Local Municipality has its seat in Lady Grey. The also interesting thing about the town is the secondary school (Rex Mdebuka)


Lady Grey, Eastern Cape Tourist places in Lady Grey, Eastern Cape

Tucked away in a valley below the majestic Witteberg mountains, Lady Grey is a hidden gem, a tranquil, rural village founded in 1858. Surrounded by soaring mountains, crisp clean air and gentle streams, a number of charming country cottages provide a cosy retreat for the weary traveller. Old buildings have been restored to attract tourists and relocators.

Lady Grey attracts nature lovers, bird watchers, hikers, star gazers and fly fishing enthusiasts. Wild trout and yellowfish are found in abundance in the streams and rivers in the area. Visitors wishing to fish here are advised to obtain a permit from the local fly fishing association, especially for fishing on private property, through which most of the streams flow.


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