Located in the Kat River Valley at the confluence of the Kat and Brak Rivers in the Eastern Cape, Fort Beaufort is one of the most unspoilt areas in South Africa. The lush valley is enhanced by the majestic Katberg and Amatola Mountain ranges, which provide spectacular views year round. For this reason, houses for sale in Fort Beaufort are favoured by those seeking quiet and peaceful living surrounded by the splendour of nature. 

Owning property in Fort Beaufort means you’ll by be close to Adelaide, Alicedale, BedfordEast London and Grahamstown. The area is also exceptionally popular amongst students and staff from the nearby Fort Hare University. This makes it an attractive option for real estate investors looking to buy a house or flat in Fort Beaufort as they have a steady pool of people looking to rent property. Despite its small size, houses for sale and rent in Fort Beaufort are typically large. Learn more about our available Fort Beaufort properties by taking a look at the listings below.

Explore Fort Beaufort

Historical attractions

Historical attractions

Visit the historical attractions, one of which includes the only 360 cannon outside of Canada. 



Explore the thriving citrus farming industry in the valley surrounding the town.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

The Great Fish River Reserve offers visitors a wide selection of exciting outdoor activities including hiking, horse riding, fishing and game viewing. 



All located within a 20 – 45 minute drive from Fort Beaufort, you will be able to set out on adventures to Hogsback, Mpofu and Double Drift game reserves and Katberg Eco Mountain Resort. 

Living in Fort Beaufort

Areas near to Fort Beaufort

Adelaide, Alicedale, Bedford, Boknes and Cannon Rocks, East London, Gqeberha, Graaff-Reinet, Jeffreys Bay, Kariega (Uitenhage), Karoo, Kenton on Sea, Makhanda, Port Alfred, Riebeeck East, St Francis Bay,


Fort Beaufort has three government hospitals and a variety of primary healthcare clinics.


Home to Healdtown Comprehensive School, where Nelson Mandela walked the halls, there are also a significant number of pre-primary and primary schools in the area as well as a few high schools. Many residents also choose to travel the short distance to surrounding suburbs for their children’s education needs. Fort Beaufort is not far from some of the most acclaimed private Eastern Cape high schools, most of which have weekly and termly boarding facilities. 


Fort Beaufort is located within easy travelling distance of Fort Hare University, Rhodes University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Other amenities include

Market Square Shopping Centre, Pepper Grove Mall, museums, galleries and an endless stream of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and delis.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius