About UsTemples and religion played a significant role in the lives of all Hindus. They built a temple wherever they settled. When the indenture labourers completed their service agreement with the sugar estates, they had the option to either return to India on a free passage or settle in South Africa. Many of them decided to stay. A large number of them settled in Cato Manor and became farmers. They grew fruit and vegetables.
The Tamil, Telegu, Hindi and Gujarati speaking residents of Cato Manor got together and built schools and temples to preserve and propagate their language, religion and culture.