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Whittlesea

Whittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.WhittleseaWhittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.Whittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
Whittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.WhittleseaWhittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.Whittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

 

Geography and History

Whittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek) is a settlement situated 37km South of Queenstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.  Whittlesea now lays claim to the first registered wine estate in the Eastern Cape.

Whittlesea was established in 1847 as one of the several military outposts necessary to protect settling white farmers.  Whittlesea infrastructure includes a post office, police station, educational college, magistrate's court, two filling stations and numerous retail outlets.

The town is named after Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, birthplace of Sir Harry Smith (1787-1860), Governor of the Cape Colony from 1847 to 1852.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation in Whittlesea includes B&B’s, guesthouses and farm stays.

Whittlesea Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.ectourism.co.za
Telephone: +27(0)43 701 9600
E-mail: info@ectourism.co.za
WhittleseaWhittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.Whittlesea (formerly known as Bulhoek), in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

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