Lady Frere

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Lady Frere
Lady Frere is located in South Africa
Lady Frere
Lady Frere
 Lady Frere shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 31°42′11″S 27°14′02″E / 31.703°S 27.234°E / -31.703; 27.234Coordinates: 31°42′11″S 27°14′02″E / 31.703°S 27.234°E / -31.703; 27.234
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Municipality Emalahleni
 • Total 22.1 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,024
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.3%
 • Coloured 0.6%
 • Indian/Asian 0.2%
 • White 0.1%
 • Other 0.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 91.6%
 • English 4.1%
 • Other 4.4%
Postal code (street) 5410
PO box 5410
Area code 047

Lady Frere is a settlement in Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Situated on the Cacadu River, 51 km north-east of Queenstown and 53 km south-west of Cala. It was established in 1879, was administered by a village management council from 1886, and became a municipality in 1900. Named after the wife of Sir Bartle Frere (1815-1884), Governor of the Cape Colony from 1877 to 1880.[2]

Lady Frere is made up of several villages which include Kundulu, Xonxa, Mkhaphusi, Matyhantya, Mtsheko, Machibini, Tshatshu Gqebenya and many more.


  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Lady Frere and Bhongolwethu from Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 269.