Known as The City of Saints as well as Africa’s Festival Capital, Grahamstown is an exciting destination in the heart of the tourist route known as Frontier Country. Offering a diverse ecological region, museums and historical buildings, as well as boasting a reputation as an academic city, this once second-largest city in the Cape overflows with opportunities for nature and art lovers, historians, and educational professionals.
At the intersection of four different climatic zones, Grahamstown’s unpredictable weather couldn’t hinder even the weary traveler. The National Arts Festival is held here, and The Fringe caters to the lovers of theater. More than 40 churches are scattered throughout the city and offer historical and architectural delights, especially the Grahamstown Cathedral. More history can be taken in at the Provost Prison and Albany Museum
. Grahamstown Farmers Market provides a local taste of produce, and the Makana Botanical Gardens
and Day Safari at Amakhala Game Reserve are excellent retreats for the nature enthusiast.
Accommodation in Grahamstown is easily found within the city. Cottages and guest houses can be found within close proximity to the city’s attractions. Those looking for a more natural retreat can look for a stay closer to the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Grahamstown for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.