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  King William's Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King William's Town, a town of South Africa, in the Eastern Cape province and on the Buffalo River, 50 kilometers, 42 miles by rail or about 40 minutes' motorway drive W.N.W. of the Indian Ocean port of East London.
The 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica reported that in 1904, the town had a population of "9506, of whom 5987 were whites." At that time, it was the headquarters of the Cape Mounted Police.
"King," as the town is locally called, stands 1275 ft. above the sea at the foot of the Amatola Mountains, and in the midst of a thickly populated agricultural district.
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 King Williams Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
King Williams Town lies in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, 50km west of East London, on the banks of the upper Buffalo River.
King Williams Town is renowned for its beautiful 19th century architecture and stone buildings built by the British military, which are still preserved in their original state.
King Williams Town's Grey Hospital (1856), at the corner of Eales and Lonsdale street, is the oldest of these beautiful buildings, and boasts 50 mm thick teak doors, made from salvaged timber from a ship wreck.
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 King Williams Town History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The settlement at the Buffalo Mission Station was named King Williams Town, after the reigning British Monarch, King William the Fourth, and proclaimed capital of the Province of Queen Adelaide.
King Williams Town was again sacked and burned by the Xhosa, during the War of the Axe of 1846.
John Fitzgerald, founder of the Native Hospital in King Williams Town reported that throngs of living skeletons passed from house to house in King Williams Town, and that dead bodies were picked up within and around the limits of the towns in the area.
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 King Williams Town
On the banks of the Buffalo River some 50km west of East London, King William's Town started as a mission station.
After the destruction of a mission station along the banks of the Buffalo River in 1834, Governor Sir Benjamin D'Urban declared the establishment of a town named after King William IV of England upon reconstruction of the station.
The town was declared a royal borough of British Kaffraria in 1861 and since then has become an important agricultural and commercial centre.
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 King Williams Town - South Africa
Charming King Williams Town, which is one of the two major towns that make up the modern Buffalo City, was founded in 1826 on the upper reaches of the Buffalo River.
King Williams Town 's Grey Hospital is the oldest of these.
Tourist-friendly accommodation in King William’s Town is provided by lodges and bed-and-breakfast facilities, a service that is augmented by the numerous restaurants and catering outlets in town.
www.south-africa-tours.com /king-williams-town.html   (513 words)

  
 East London IDZ - King William's Town
King William’s Town has a rich heritage of early settler and military history, which can be deduced from the many historical buildings and national monuments that can be seen throughout the town.
It is a central urban region in the plateau between the coast and the Amatola Mountains.
The town boasts a high degree of accessibility in terms of regional and sub-regional transport.
www.elidz.co.za /media/surrounds_king.htm   (175 words)

  
 King Williams accommodation - bed & breakfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An ideal base from which to venture out on such tours whether self drive or on a guided tour is from King William's Town, which started as a mission station and became the most important garrison town in its time.
To meet the needs of tourists who wish to stay over in King, the Speirs family have just opened up a Bed & breakfast in King Williams Town with magnificent views of the Amatola Mountains where much of the fighting during the frontier wars took place.
King William's Town is also the ideal base from where to spend the night at bed & breakfasts before taking on the challenging 6 day Amatola Hiking Trail rated by Getaway Magazine as the finest in South Africa.
www.amatola.co.za /guest-house/king-williams-town.htm   (294 words)

  
 King williams town - eastern cape - king william's town tour
Along with Grahamstown this is one of the most interesting towns in the region to visit.
Named after the reigning British monarch at the time, William1V, King William's Town / Bisho is in the heart of the Eastern Cape at the junction of many roads.
Once the capital of the Province of Queen Adelaide, later British Kaffraria, then Ciskei and now the Eastern Cape, King William's Town and Bisho (the two are all but one) are steeped in both colonial and the recent struggle for liberation history.
www.speirstours.co.za /tours/historical/king-williams-town-tour.htm   (198 words)

  
 King Williams town & surrounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Situated at the entrance to King William's Town on the road from Port Elizabeth, it houses the grave of Steve Biko, the famous political martyr from Ginsberg who began the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa before dying under mysterious circumstances while in police custody.
The struggle activists, Griffiths and Victoria Mxenge's graves are on the N2 outside King William's Town, towards Peddie.
The museum houses exhibits on the history of the town, the 19th century German settlers and colourful detail of the Xhosa culture.
www.eastlondontourism.co.za /kwtsurrounds.htm   (451 words)

  
 King Williams Town, South Africa – Go2Africa’s Guide for Eastern Cape Vacations
The Xhosa in turn were driven away by Sir Benjamin D’urban, Governor of the Cape, who proclaimed a new district, naming this warm valley of the Buffalo River after Queen Adelaide and the capital as King William’s Town after the reigning British monarch.
After the last frontier war with the Xhosa in 1856, the town developed into a prosperous trade centre for the regional tribes, and remained a garrison until a few years into the 20th century.
King Williams Town is a town in the Eastern Cape.
www.go2africa.com /south-Africa/eastern-cape/king-williams-town   (295 words)

  
 King Williams Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
King - as it is fondly called - is a vibrant, bustling metropolis.
Watch out for the turn-off just as you drive into town if you are continuing along the N2.
King Williams Town is home of the heroic hippo 'Huberta'.
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 Snider Volunteer Rifle
The rifle is said to have come out of South Africa along with a 3-band Snider which was marked "KWT" on its buttstock (King Williams Town).
This unit was formed in February 1872 in King Williams Town, South Africa, was renamed "Kaffrarian Mounted Rifles" in May 1883, and was disbanded in September 1892.
The unit saw action in the Ninth Kaffir War in 1877, and was also on active service during the period immediately preceeding the Zulu War.
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 KING WILLIAMS TOWN AND BISHO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Buffalo mission station founded in 1825 by John Brownlee is the site where King William's Town has developed to what it is today.
The N2 road leads a magnificent rural landscape to this historical town which was named after King William IV of Britain.
Bisho, which means 'buffalo' in isiXhosa, is situated 8 km east of King William's Town.
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 janvorster - pafg166 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Anthon Jasper Bothma Wessels was born on 7 Dec 1876 in Rouxville.
Schalk Willem Vorster Wessels was born on 31 Oct 1910.
Barend Wessel Wessels was born on 10 May 1921 in King Williams Town.
general.rau.ac.za /genealogy/vorster/janvorste/pafg166.htm   (631 words)

  
 King Williams Town Accommodation | Accommodations in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape
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Considered one of the most interesting towns to visit in the region, along with Grahamstown, King William’s Town began its life on the banks of the Buffalo River as a mission station in 1834.
East London, King William's Town is renowned for its beautiful stone buildings, many of which date back to the Frontier wars.
www.sa-venues.com /searchec/kingwilliamstown.htm   (295 words)

  
 Biko the Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He also had a lover Mamphela Ramphele, his colleague at Medical School and who became the first doctor at Zanempilo near King Williams town where she puts much of theory of Black Consciousness.
On their marrying Bikos mother gave her a name Nosizwe meaning ‘mother of nation’ warning her that her husband is Bantu and you are Nosizwe and you must know you are going to have lots of people around you.
Later in King Williams town he always took his son to office Samora forgetting to bring clean nappies to change him.
www.history.und.ac.za /soweto/bikothe2.htm   (676 words)

  
 Accommodation in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
Accommodation in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
Accommodation in King William's Town - Accommodation in Eastern Cape - Accommodation in South Africa
Our hobby as hosts of Dreamers Guest House, Bed and Breakfast accommodation in King Williamstown, South Africa is to entertain and share experiences with tourists, thus we are delighted to have you as our guests...
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 Blue Haven - Accommodation in King Williams Town
Blue Haven B&B provides luxurious overnight facilities situated in the lovely, old British missionary, King Williams Town which is named after the British King William the Fourth.
King Williams Town was established in 1834 and has since become an important agricultural and commercial centre.
Blue Haven B&B is situated 5km from the Eastern Cape Province's capital city - Bisho and only 45 minutes from East London.
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 King Williams Town Accommodation | King Williams Town Accommodation, Eastern Cape
King Williams Town Accommodation at Guest Houses and Self Catering King Williams Town
All Accommodation in King Williams Town including hotels, guest houses, game lodges, guest farms, golf lodges, bed and breakfast, self catering King Williams Town accommodation, caravan parks and camping sites and backpackers lodges.
AMATOLA MOUNTAIN VIEW GUEST HOUSE - King William's Town Accommodation: Set in tranquil surrounds with bird filled gardens and uninterrupted views of the grand Amatola Mountains, this family owned guest house offers an artfully blended mix of comfort and...
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 King Williams Town Accomodation: Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses. Accomodation in King Williams Town, South Africa
King Williams Town Accomodation: Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses.
King Williams Town Accomodation: Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Vacation Rentals
King Williams Town Accomodation: Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Vacation Rentals Book your King Williams Town accomodation/ accommodation : Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Vacation Rentals, Holiday Homes in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Haermanus, Knysna and many other places in South Africa
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 King Williams Town restaurants | restaurants King Williams Town, South Africa
King Williams Town restaurants are classified by food type and ambience.
Select from fine dining restaurants, trendy restaurants, family restaurants, wine farms restaurants in King Williams Town.
It is essential to book early if you plan to dine in Cape Town, Durban or along the Garden Route to Knysna, Plettenberg Bay etc especially in the King Williams Town high season.
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 King Williams Town Accommodation | Accommodation King Williams Town, 1 Accommodation Establishments in King Williams ...
Accommodation King Williams Town, 1 Accommodation Establishments in King Williams Town
King Williams Town Accommodation - 1 Accommodation Listings in King Williams Town South Africa
Halfway between Cape Town and Durban on the N2 en route to the Wild Coast or Addo Elephant Park, Dreamers is the perfect stop-over.
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 Property in King Williams Town, Stormberg, Eastern Cape South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Property in King Williams Town, Stormberg, Eastern Cape South Africa
Property in King Williams Town - Houses, Flats, Apartments, Simplex, Duplex, Vacant Land
You are in: Property Homepage > Property in Eastern Cape > Property in Stormberg > King Williams Town
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 King Williams Town - guest house called Amatola Mountain View   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
King Williams Town - guest house called Amatola Mountain View
Set in tranquil surrounds with bird filled gardens and uninterrupted views of the grand Amatola Mountains, this family owned guesthouse offers an artfully blended mix of luxury, comfort and traditional hospitality.
Whether it's excitement and adventure you're after or simply a relaxing getaway, the Amatola Mountain View Guesthouse will offer all you need … and much more.
www.amatola.co.za /index.htm   (126 words)

  
 Cape Mounted Riflemen
reorganised as military corps with HQ at King Williams Town, appropriating name and traditions of earlier Cape Mounted Riflemen (which had disbanded in 1870); recruitment maintained in part by the Cape of Good Hope Government Emigration Agency in London
Note: a brass tablet in St. George's Church, Cape Town, ascribes the following honours, but no authority has been found: Morosi 1879, Basutoland 1880-81, Bechuanaland 1897, South Africa 1899-1902.
Kettle drums and banners at St. George's Church, Cape Town, suggest the existence of a drum horse.
www.regiments.org /regiments/southafrica/cav/cmr.htm   (504 words)

  
 Regional News - Trout Eastern Cape Amatolas - Stutterheim, King Williams Town, Cathcart, Hogsback, Keiskammahoek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Regional News - Trout Eastern Cape Amatolas - Stutterheim, King Williams Town, Cathcart, Hogsback, Keiskammahoek
The trout this season have been considerably larger than in the past.
If you are interested please phone Shane at 082 5698755.
www.fishingowl.co.za /fosafs/fosaregteastcape1.html   (195 words)

  
 Pirie Forest, King William's Town
South Africa > Eastern Cape > King William's Town
15km/9mi north of King William's Town on the Stutterheim road is Pirie Forest, on the slopes of Mount Kemp (1,420m/4,659ft).
Unauthorized duplication in part or whole without prior written consent prohibited by international laws.
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 Books by M. Myrdal, compare prices
Trends in the Construction of Dwelling Units in the Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage and East London/King William's Town Regions, 1970-1984, Including Additions and Alterations
Trends in the Construction of Dwelling Units (Whites) in the Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage and East London/King William's Town Regions, 1970-1981, Including Additions and Alterations
Trends in the Construction of Dwelling Units (Whites) in the Port Elizabeth-Uitenhage and East London-King William's Town Regions, 1970-1980, Including Additions and Alterations
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