Lady Frere

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Lady Frere
Lady Frere is located in Eastern Cape
Lady Frere
Lady Frere
Lady Frere is located in South Africa
Lady Frere
Lady Frere
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
 • Total22.1 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
 • Total4,024
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African98.3%
 • Coloured0.6%
 • Indian/Asian0.2%
 • White0.1%
 • Other0.6%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa91.6%
 • English4.1%
 • Other4.4%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box
Area code047

Lady Frere is a settlement in Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The town is now renamed to Cacadu, after amendments of changing colonial name in South Africa. Cacadu, meaning “bulrush water”, is the Xhosa name for the White Kei River, which rises in the district. (This Cacadu should not be confused with the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, which previously bore the name Cacadu.) The town was established 1879, and became a municipality in 1900. The town was named after the wife of Sir Henry Bartle Frere, governor of the Cape Colony from 1877 to 1880.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Sum of the Main Places Lady Frere and Bhongolwethu from Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive.