Grahamstown (Makhanda) is situated in the Sarah Baartman region of the Eastern Cape. This eclectic town is filled with history and is known by many as the "Settler City", or the "City of Saints" with its many churches.
Grahamstown (Makhanda) 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 (Makhanda) has a great deal to offer visitors and well-worth the visit.
The town is best known for the Grahamstown (Makhanda) Arts Festival. During this time venues are set up all across the town as it becomes a hive of activity from early morning 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. This famous festival has become the premiere showcase for South African visual arts and Drama.