Grahamstown - or Makanda as it is now known - is a main town of the Eastern Cape interior,
steeped in history. It is the home of Rhodes University, one of the country's top tertiary institutions
which attracts students from across the country and globe.
This eclectic town is filled with history and is known by many as the "Settler City", or the "City of
Saints" for its many churches. It is in the heart of "Frontier Country", with Victorian charm, a
beautiful unspoiled countryside and top class educational facilities including the university and over
100 schools including government and private schools with St Andrew's College (SAC) and Diocesan
School for Girls (DSG), two of the oldest schools in South Africa.
It is also renowned for the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival which brings performers and
visitors from all of the world to the town. The Festival runs for ten days with hundreds of exhibitions
and performances and is a premiere showcase for South African visual arts and drama.
Grahamstown boasts a number of spectacular churches including the Anglican Cathedral of St
Michael and St George. It is the only church in Africa which has the ring of ten bells.
Some of the many attractions in the area include game reserves where visitors can catch a glimpse
of South Africa's famous Big 5.
While the town is popular with families and older people, it is a university town with a very youthful
energy. Grahamstown offers a great deal to visitors and those looking to settle or invest.
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