Hamburg is a small town with about 100 inhabitants in the Eastern Cape province, in South Africa. It is located on the coast between the city of East London and the town of Port Alfred.
Village and holiday resort on the southern bank of the Keiskamma River, 3km from its mouth, 11km southeast of Peddie, 74km south of King William’s Town and 96km south-west of East London. It was established in 1857 by members of the British-German Legion after the Crimean War and named after Hamburg in Germany.
The mouth of the Keiskamma River is located by Hamburg Nature Reserve, near Hamburg.
Founded by German immigrants in the 19th century, the ship carrying the immigrants came at first from Hamburg, Germany. Between 1961 and 1994 the town was part of the Bantustan of Ciskei.