Adam Kok's Laager is situated in the Mount Currie Nature Reserve which is
located 5 kilometers north of Kokstad.
Encouraged by Governor Sir George Grey , Griqua leader Adam Kok III formed a commission early in 1859 to explore Nomansland. Adam Kok was accompanied by Sir Walter Currie , Commandant of the Frontier Armed and Mounted Police, who was deputizing for the Governor. Having satisfied himself about the suitability of the new country , the trek was undertaken. The Griquas consisting of some two thousand men , women and children and accompanied by about twenty thousand head of cattle , emerged from the mountains to see endless green grazing , abundant water and game of every kind. They arrived at what is known today as Mount Currie on 12 May 1863, and stayed there for almost ten years before establishing the town of Kokstad. Their laager site and their cemeteries are situated in the reserve. There is a National Monument at the laager site .
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