Fort Beaufort

The historic Victoria Bridge in Fort Beaufort crosses the Kat River.

Fort Beaufort, a small town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, is located near the convergence of the Kat and Brak Rivers, crossed by the historic Victoria Bridge. Which undoubtedly had a direct impact on its fertile land known for yielding delicious fruit crops most notably as the centre of a prosperous citrus farming area.

Fort Beaufort's favourable location is framed by striking mountains, forests, and the surrounding Karoo desert. While its close proximity to neighbouring towns such as Hogsback, Grahamstown, Fort Hare University, East London and Port Elizabeth further secures its prime location.

Founded in 1822, Fort Beaufort was established first as a frontier post by Lt. Col Scott. The British army occupied Fort Beaufort until 1870. Visit the Historical Museum, Military Museum and Martello Tower to discover more about the town's military past.

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