Humansdorp, Eastern Cape is part of the Kouga Local Municipality of the Sarah Baartman District. With a current population of 30,000, the town is the centre of the district’s light industry and farming. It was founded in 1849 and named after Johannes Jurie Human and Matthys Gerhardus Human, who were joint founders of the Dutch Reformed Church congregation in the area.
Humansdorp lies at the foot of the Kouga Mountains and it is here that the well known Garden Route starts. It is also the entrance town to the Kromme River estuary and the resorts towns of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis.