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Grahamstown / Makhanda & Surrounds

A Stone's Throw B&B in Grahamstown / Makhanda, is ideal for visitors to the wide variety of local historical and educational attractions in and around Grahamstown (Makhanda) including, Rhodes University, Kingswood College, St Andrews College, The Diocesan School for Girls. Other well-known schools in the town include Graeme College, Victoria Girls' High School, and P J Olivier Hoerskool. Grahamstown is also host to a campus of the Eastcape Midlands College. Artificers Square, the old artisan quarter with many restored original houses which reflect a number of 1820 Settler architectural styles. The Botanical Gardens, 1820 Settlers National Monument, Fort Selwyn, Gunfire Hill, used as a lookout point for the garrison in early Grahamstown years. Albany History Museum, Selmar Schonland Herbarium, a pressed plant library. National English Literary Museum & Bookshop, Observatory Museum. The Observatory is a unique multi-storeyed 19th century Victorian shop and home which is now a museum. Visit the Egazini Memorial one of the first township based heritage sites in South Africa. The Memorial marks the event of the Battle of Grahamstown which took place in 1819. Don't forget the students "night-life" including some wonderful restaurants and viby pubs and much much more.

A Stone's Throw B&B is within easy reach of a host of activities to offer from the Makana Botanical Gardens to the Albany History Museum, Natural Sciences Museums, and Observatory Museums, which has the only genuine Victorian Camera Obscura in the southern hemisphere. Grahamstown is also home to the National English Literary Museum, the Library of African Music, as well as the SA Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, where you can see exhibits relating to the coelacanth - the fossil fish that was thought to be extinct but still lives off the South African coast.

When you've finished all that you can soak up the ambience of the vibrant pubs, student vibe and eateries or post a letter from the Oldest Official Post Box in South Africa. We have listed a few local attractions in the area of Grahamstown but for more information visit:

  • Restaurants nearby
  • Hiking trails nearby
  • Cycling trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf Course nearby
  • Malaria free Game Reserves are within easy access.
  • Rhodes University - Where leaders learn
  • Monument - "Living Monument" to the 1820 Settlers
  • Church Square - where you can see the historical facades of Grahamstown buildings
  • The Cathedral of St Michael and St George