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Kokstad Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Kokstad

  • The town of Kokstad is located in the Sisonke District of the KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
  • Kokstad is named after the Griqua chief Adam Kok III who settled here in 1863
  • Kokstad is built on the outer slopes of the Drakensberg and located 1,302 m above sea level
  • Behind Kokstad, Mount Currie rises to a height of 2,224 m
  • This region of South Africa is the centre for cheese and other dairy products
  • Historical buildings
  • Kokstad Old Town Hall, Main Street
  • Kokstad Museum, Main Street
  • St. Patrick Catholic Cathedral

Distance to Airport: 27 km

Distance to City: 37 km

Introducing Kokstad

The South African town of Kokstad is located in the Sisonke District of the KwaZulu-Natal Province.  Kokstad is named after the Griqua chief Adam Kok III who settled here in 1863. Stad is the Dutch and Afrikaans word for 'city'.   The town of Kokstad is built on the outer slopes of the Drakensberg and located 1,302 m above sea level.  Behind Kokstad, Mount Currie rises to a height of 2,224 m. 

This region of South Africa in the KwaZulu-Natal Province is the centre for cheese and other dairy products.   Kokstad is one of the fastest growing towns in KwaZulu-Natal, with approximately 45,000 people residing there.  In the centre of Kokstad, there are several historical buildings like the Old Town Hall and the Kokstad Museum, both of which are located in Main Street.  Visible from far is the town's landmark which is the St. Patrick Catholic Cathedral, with its double towers built in 1884.

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