Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Fort Hare University, Alice, Eastern Cape.

Alice is a quaint little town situated 20 kilometres to the east of Fort Beaufort. Alice grew around a military encampment known as Fort Hare. It became well known as a mission centre, with Presbyterian missionaries founding a famous educational centre known as Lovedale.

This small town is well known as it is the site of the University of Fort Hare, the alma mater of Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and many other leading political figures in the liberation movement and the government.

Alice is a fascinating and historical place; however, you will get little out of it without the aid of a knowledgeable guide. The University of Fort Hare was established as a place of higher education of black graduates from Lovedale and other schools. It is the repository of the archives of the African National Congress and houses one of the most significant collections of African art on the continent.

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