Afrikaans name: Lady Grey
Approaching Lady Grey
The small village of Lady Grey is located 54 km east of Aliwal North and is near the border between South Africa and Lesotho. The town came into existence in 1857 when the Dutch Reformed Church established a congregation on the farm known as Waaihoek. It was officially proclaimed in 1893. The town gets its name from Eliza Grey who was the wife of the Cape Governer Sir George Grey.
The mountains that surround Lady Grey are what brings tourists to this somewhat remote area. Popular activities are fishing, bird watchers, hikers and nature lovers in general.
Lady Grey weatherLADY GREY WEATHER
Tiffendal Ski Resort is also in the region. Jouberts Pass, the third highest mountain pass in South Africa, is nearby.
Above - Dutch Reformed Church (1913), Lady Grey
Above - Main business area
Above - Anglican Church (1906)
Above - Countryside near Lady Grey
References and further readingThings ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 125
go! - Issue 088 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 106
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 275
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 226
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 84
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 167