Geography and History
Cathcart is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, named after Sir George Cathcart, governor of the Cape of Good Hope 1852-1853. The town is situated on the N6, just north of Stutterheim en route to Queenstown.
Cathcart was originally a small military post, established during the Eighth Frontier War, it was established as a village in 1858 when German colonists arrived in the region. Work on its railway connection to East London on the coast was begun by the Cape government of John Molteno in 1876 and the line was officially opened on 3 November 1879.
Activities in the Cathcart area include fishing, mountain biking and generally enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Amathole region!
Cathcart, together with Hogsback and Bathurst, are some of the more inland towns that should not be missed.
Accommodation options in Cathcart include B&B's, Guesthouses and self catering.
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