About Butterworth

Butterworth is situated on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Eastern Cape DestinationsButterworth, Wild Coast

Butterworth is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast (the former Transkei - a black homeland during the apartheid years).

Butterworth is situated north of the Great Kei River and was established originally as a Wesleyan mission in 1827. These missionaries had great fortitude as during the wars between settlers and tribes, they rebuilt their mission three times after it was repeatedly burnt down.

Two sites in Butterworth that are well worth visiting are two nearby waterfalls namely the tumbling cascades of Gcuwa Falls and the impressive 100m drop at Bowa Falls, which is also believed to have been a place of executions.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Butterworth

Kei Bed and Breakfast

Hotel / Bed & Breakfast

Kei Bed and Breakfast

Highly Recommended by the AA, Kei Bed & Breakfast is fully secured and offers a selection 14 spacious, ... more

Emfuleni Country House

Guest House / Self Catering

Emfuleni Country House

Emfuleni Country House is an eight bedroom establishment offering self-catering accommodation in Butterworth. Situated ... more

Zovuyo Guesthouse

Guest House

Zovuyo Guesthouse

Zovuyo Guesthouse can be found in the area of Butterworth, between East London and Umtata. Zovuyo Guesthouse offers a ... more

Reviews of Butterworth

Butterworth is historically significant to SA, but it is not really a tourist destination. The countryside around the town itself is very beautiful and...

Bob Melton, Iowa

SA-Venues.com Travellers' Rating

Good for an hour or two

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