Fort Beaufort, Garden Route, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Fort Beaufort is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The town is surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges and is the centre of a prosperous citrus farming area. Fort Beaufort is a stone's throw from Hogsback, Grahamstown, Fort Hare University, East London and Port Elizabeth.
Fort Beaufort was founded in 1822, with the establishment of a frontier post by Lt. Col Scott. The British army occupied Fort Beaufort until 1870. The Historical Museum, Military Museum and Martello Tower attest to the town's military past.