Blessed by an abundant natural beauty of its surrounding dams, hills, indigenous forests, farmland and forestry areas, Stutterheim is perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, boating, fisherman, birders and campers.

The Kubusie River and Wriggleswade Dam is popular for boating, fishing and swimming. Being situated on the N6 to East London makes for easy access to the town and its surroundings.

In the last decade Stutterheim received widespread recognition for its achievements in community building, community development and sound local government.

The town's primary industries are the surrounding farming (cattle, fine woolled sheep and citrus) and forestry areas and associated industries such as saw milling.

The Dohne Merino sheep breed was developed at the Dohne Agricultural Research Institute just north of Stutterheim.

The last several decades have also seen the development of a successful light manufacturing industry and recently the establishment of a growing tourist industry.


In 1837 soldiers disbanded from the British German Legion which had fought during the Sixth Frontier War (1835) settled on the forest covered slopes of the Kologha mountains.

They founded a town which they named after their commander, General Richard Von Stutterheim.


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