Place:Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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NameBathurst
TypeCity
Coordinates33.5°S 26.833°E
Located inEastern Cape, South Africa
Also located inCape, South Africa    
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Bathurst is about 12 kilometers inland from Port Alfred, on the R67, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Its chief claim to fame is that it was the early administrative centre established by the British Government for the 1820 British Settlers who were sent to the district as a buffer between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa pastoralists who were migrating southwards and westwards along the coast. Bathurst is now part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Cacadu District of the Eastern Cape.

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