Amahlathi Municipality

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Cnr Hill and Mclean Streets
Eastern Cape  4930
South Africa
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Amahlathi Municipality

Amahlathi is Settler country, and the home of Xhosa kings. It is steeped in history, tradition and culture. More frontier battles have arguably been fought in the district than anywhere else in South Africa. Battles were fought between the British soldiers and the Xhosa warriors for over 100 years. Yet the area is considered to be the cradle of democracy for Southern Africa and the rest of the African continent. The grave of the late King Sandile is at Izidenge forest.

Aside from its natural beauty, the region's tourist attractions include historical-cultural sites and popular outdoor activities such as bird watching, water recreation and sports at Gubu and Wriggleswade Dam.

The municipality abounds with architecture reflective of its past settler history - predominantly British and German influences. This is evident in town names such as Stutterheim, Cathcart and Keiskamahoek.

The Amatole Hiking Trail was recently voted the best in SA by the Getaway Magazine, the greater part of which falls within the jurisdiction of the Amahlathi municipality. Mountain Bike trails has also been developed at Cathcart.

The municipality is also host to the Mgwali Village where tourists can experience African traditions in a village setting. sThe existing manufacturing sector in the Amahlathi includes the timber products, these firms assist in reduction of unemployment and economic growth of this area.

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