Today, Bisho is capital of the Eastern Cape and the former Ciskei has been reincorporated into the new South Africa. Bisho is the Xhosa word for Buffalo and is named after the river that runs through the city. It lies just 3km east of King William’s Town and has some of the most spectacular views of the Amatola.
East London beach is a 35 minutes drive from Bisho.
Local attractions are:
Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance, Steve Biko House Memorial, Museum (Hurbetta), Fort Hare University Art Gallery, ANC Archives – Fort Hare University, ZC Mathews Memorial – Alice Amathole Hiking Trail. Xhosa Killing Mass Grave 1867, War Memorial Hall, Brownlee Congregational Church, Wesleyan Church, Anglican Church National Monument and Brittish Kaffrarian Bank.
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