In 1861 Griqua chief Adam Kok and his followers decided to trek over the Drakensberg from Phillipolis in the Southern Free State, and founded Griqualand East. Kok was responsible for external affairs and the building of a new town, which was later to become Kokstad. Disturbances in the area prompted the Cape Colony to annex Griqualand East in 1874. Neither Kok nor his council were consulted about this matter. The Cape Governor deposed Kok and paid him an annual pension. He died a year later in 1875 after falling from a cart . The monument situated next to the Hope Street police station in Kokstad commemorates the leadership of Adam Kok.
Anew Hotel Ingeli Forest and Spa is nestled below the Ingeli Mountain range near Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal and is only one hour inland from Port Shepstone and two and a half hours from Durban. Surrounded by breath-taking indigenous forests...
Come and enjoy the hospitality, peace and tranquility of the Cedarberg Guest Farm, situated in the foothills of the southern Drakensberg. Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sets behind the rugged Drakensberg skyline.
Krom Drift Cottage is suitably named for its location is hidden within a majestic forest on Kromdrift Farm. The cottage enjoys a lush flower garden with a busy bird life. The accommodation has been newly refurbished