Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ixopo area, Kwazulu Natal.

Ixopo is a small KwaZulu-Natal town about80km south of Pietermaritzburg, and is most famous as the setting for Alan Paton's novel 'Cry the Beloved Country'. Set in the exquisite Natal Midlands countryside, the town lies on a tributary of the Mkhomazi River.

Founded in 1878, Ixopo was originally named Stuartstown, in honour of Marthinus Stuart, the settlement's first magistrate. However, the old Zulu name for the area proved far more popular and the town was named Ixopo.

Today, Ixopo is at the centre of a scenic area, especially known for its cattle and timber. The townalso offers an array of activities for the eco-tourist. Ixopo still boasts two of its 19th century churches and a seminary thatis still operational, while two other landmarks further enhance the area's spiritual tradition and reputation.

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