The oldest town in the former Transkei, Butterworth grew up around a Wesleyan mission school which was built in 1827, but burned down in the frontier wars.

The surrounding countryside is grassland.

Not far away are the impressive Butterworth River Cascades, 85 metres high and the Bawa Falls, known as the High Executioner, with a sheer drop of 110 metres and where criminals were once pushed to their death.

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