History of Trumpetters Drift

Where it all began

The history of Trumpetters Drift (Trompetter's Drift)began when it was discovered to be a convenient crossing point between Grahamstown and Fort Peddie. In 1817 Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of the Cape Colony, built a rudimentary fort after a group of Xhosas crossed the drift to attack Grahamstown. The historcial fort and watch out tower is part of the lodge, so you can experience the history of these buildings. Today, Trumpetters Drift Game Farm is a 14 sleeper lodge on 5 000-hectare reserve consists of mainly Albany thicket, which overlooks the Great Fish River.

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