The N2 Highway - Part 4 - East London through the Transkei to Isipingo

Road Trip's Podcast - Travel, Touring and Holidays in South Africa using the Road Trip mobile app

Jan 19 2022 • 56 mins

Heading out of East London on the N2 takes you towards the old homeland territory of The Transkei. The bridge over the Kei river was once a border post, and is now a small rest stop and fuel station. Years ago you would have had to show your passport - but the Transkei was reincorporated into South Africa post the 1994 elections.

This is rural Africa - rolling grassy hills, dotted everywhere with colourful homesteads. This is also the country of Nelson Mandela. He went to school in Qunu, and the old parliament building in Mthatha is now a museum dedicated to Mandela.

Crossing the old border again there is Kokstad - we covered that in episode 10 - the history and story of Adam Kok III. The N2 then heads to the coast again and our story in this episode ends in Isipingo - just south of Durban - and the burial place of Dick King - whose story dots this entire region.

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This is a recording of a radio show - Radio Ecohealth

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