"Will this be where the dark trio are at last brought to life: not in Cape Town but in old Kaffraria?"

The term Kaffraria was used to describe the entire area along the southeast coast of South Africa, colonised by the British and the Portuguese, and now known as the Eastern Cape. It means 'land of the kaffirs,' which derives from the name the Xhosa people were commonly referred to by Europeans. It included the territory of British Kaffraria, an area first annexed by the Britsh in 1847 that went on to be incorporated into Cape Colony in 1866.