Elandʼs Post

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.

Dutch Reformed Church

This church was to be the predecessor of the NG Kerk that still stands today at the centre of Balfour.

Ntsikanaʼs Grave

1760 -1821. Ntsikana was the first Xhosa to convert to Christianity. More importantly in the context of the Maqoma Route, he blended his African religious traditions with those of Christianity.

Mpofu Game Reserve

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.

Olive Schreinerʼs House

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

Post Retief

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