Seymour Tourist Information

One of the entry and exit points for the Xhosa into the Kat River Valley was the tiny Elands stream found in the northeast corner of the amphitheatre formed by Katberg Mountains.

Born in Wittebergen in the Eastern Cape in 1855, it is thought that she spent her early years in this house.

The reserve straddles the peaks and valleys of the Katberg Mountains, situated about 25km north-west of Fort Beaufort. The terrain and varied rainfall ensure a rich, diverse local ecosystem and an amazing variety of plant and animal life.

Built to protect Winterberg farmers from the Xhosa on a farm previously owned by Great Trek leader, Piet Retief.