The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Lady Grey

Afrikaans name: Lady Grey

Approaching Lady Grey

Approaching Lady Grey

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Eastern Cape

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.

Tiffendal Ski Resort is also in the region. Jouberts Pass, the third highest mountain pass in South Africa, is nearby.

Have you been to Lady Grey? Tell us what it's like.

Dutch Reformed Church

Above - Dutch Reformed Church (1913), Lady Grey

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Lady Grey main business area

Above - Main business area

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Anglican Church

Above - Anglican Church (1906)

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Countryside, Lady Grey

Above - Countryside near Lady Grey

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 125

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 84

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 226

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 186

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 275

Country Life - Issue 269 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 38

go! - Issue 088 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 106

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 167


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