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With a large university, some of South Africa’s top schools and a plethora of museums and other cultural attractions, Grahamstown is a rather erudite destination. It’s also the venue of the National Festival of the Arts, which is the second largest arts festival in the world, coming in just behind... Read more

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Grahamstown - The City of Saints - The City of Saints, also known as Africa's Festival Capital, hosts a number of annual festivals including the National Arts Festival (which is the 2nd largest in the world), Scifest, The Grahamstown Flower Festival, school events and Rhodes University courses and conferences. Grahamstown boasts many fine, malaria free game parks for day trips, an elephant sanctuary, museums, the botanical gardens, architecture steeped in history and almost any outdoor adventure sport you like. It is a short drive to many coastal resorts such as Port Alfred, Kenton-On-Sea, Bushman's River, etc with visits to pubs and the many crafters who display their wares along the way. Grahamstown is a wonderful, vibrant city, teeming with students and yet still retains its olde worlde atmosphere.

Jeannine Evans
South Africa

12 Reasons why you should visit Grahamstown - Grahamstown is a great place to visit during the summer months and if you need convincing, here are 12 reasons why you should visit our very special part of the Eastern Cape: 1. Hot and sunny 2. Friendly locals 3. Rich in colonial and amaXhosa history 4. Fantastic beaches nearby 5. Big-5 territory 6. No malaria or bilharzia 7. Plenty of accommodation and parking 8. Great pubs and restaurants 9. Wonderful architecture 10. Edutourism & Voluntourism - "Learn. Do good, feel good." 11. Adventure sports - elephant riding, cycling, boating, fishing and golfing to abseiling, skydiving and everything in between; and last but not least despite what you may have heard 12. We have water!

Sheryl-Anne Drennan
South Africa

A unique place - Grahamstown has a lot to offer away from the hustle and bustle of city life with malaria free game parks nearby, museums and history galore and a fantastic school and university that keep it young and vibrant. Hope to see you here soon!

Suzanne Wille
South Africa

Lovely - A lovely little town, with amazing Victorian monuments (cathedral, city hall, schools). Very pleasant.

Gabrielle Leflaive
South Africa

Grahamstown festival - First time at the festival - had a great time - what a beautiful city and rich in culture. Would definitely visit again.

Warren Kohler
South Africa
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    40.1km from Grahamstown

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  • Pumba Private Game Reserve Pumba Private Game Reserve

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    Nature lovers and not so fit walkers will enjoy the 1 km Assegaai Tree Trail. Interesting trees and...
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    This day walk consists of a network of trails and is pretty easy to do. The trail is located in the 30...
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Grahamstown Restaurants

  • Fynbos Hub Coffee Shop Fynbos Hub Coffee Shop

    Coffee Shop Restaurant in
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    With warm views of Grahamstown, this sunny spot offers a range of teas, sweet treats and light lunches...
  • Norden's Restaurant Norden's Restaurant

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    1.4km from Grahamstown

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    Situated within the Cock House Guest House, an 1820 Settler National Monument, is the gracious Norden's...
  • The Rat and Parrot The Rat and Parrot

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  • Redwood Spur Redwood Spur

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  • Gino's Italian Restaurant Gino's Italian Restaurant

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