Located in the heart of the Eastern Cape, Queenstown was founded in 1853.
Designed as a military outpost to protect the British settlers from attack during the Frontier wars, the town was laid around a central hexagon which was built to offer locals refuge during times of trouble. Fortunately, it never saw action.
Nowadays, the town has become an administrative, commercial and educational centre for the surrounding farming districts.
Queenstown lies near the Komani River and several nature reserves. Queenstown boasts a great climate and is also known as 'the rose capital of South Africa' because of the beautiful roses that grow in the area during spring.