Butterworth, 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.

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

Bob Melton (Iowa)

Verified reviewvery good

Friendly, welcoming people. Beautiful undulating country. My home away from home in Australia.

Graeme Freer (Sydney)

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