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Grahamstown Info - A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

General Information

Grahamstown is situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  This amazing historical town is known by many as the "Settler City", or the "City of Saints", due to the many churches in the town.

Grahamstown is in the heart of Frontier Country, which is a region including, Alicedale, Sidbury, Salem, Seven Fountains, Riebeeck East, Bedford, Fort Beaufort, Adelaide, Alice, Hogsback, and Peddie.  

With Victorian charm, beautiful unspoiled countryside, a University, schools and festivals, Grahamstown has a great deal to offer visitors. 

Accommodation in Grahamstown

Accommodation in Grahamstown includes Guesthouses, B&B's, Self Catering, Hotels, Game Lodges and Farm style accommodation.

Activities in Grahamstown

The town is best known for the Grahamstown Arts Festival.  Venues are set up all across the city and the town becomes a hive of activity from early morning trading of food and crafts to late night live music concerts and shows.  The National Arts Festival offers a wide programme over ten days, with hundreds of exhibitions and performances. The Arts Festival has become the premiere showcase for South African visual arts, music, theatre and dance.  

Grahamstown is also home to Rhodes University, one of South Africa's top universities. 

​Spending a day viewing the towns spectacular churches is a worthwhile past time, especially the Anglican Cathedral of St Michael and St George. Situated in the town square and completed in 1952, it replaced the much simpler Georgian parish church. It is also the only church in Africa boasting the ring of ten bells.

There are many Game reserves in the area where visitors can get up close and personal with their favourite member of the Big 5!  Please view the activity directory for more information on the things to do in the area.

Restaurants in Grahamstown

There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses

Grahamstown has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Grahamstown, or add your own free business listing.

Grahamstown Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.grahamstown.co.za
Telephone: +27 46 622 3241
E-mail: info@grahamstown.co.za
Address: 63 High Street, Grahamstown

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Grahamstown parkrun
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Location:   Every Saturday at 8:00am. - Makana Botanical Gardens, Lucas Avenue, Grahamstown