Grahamstown, South Africa

Grahamstown is a popular city in Republic of South Africa, in the Eastern Cape Province. Fondly known as the ‘city of saints’, the city is visited by thousands of travelers from all across the globe.  Here are few of the many highlights of Grahamstown.

Grahamstown, South Africa

Grahamstown, South Africa

Grahamstown Attractions

The Observatory Museum - In the year 1859, an individual named as Henry Galpin bought an establishment in Bathurst Street. Over the course of the next two decades, a number of changes were made to the establishment. The place was soon turned into a very well decorated building. Today, the same establishment is known as the Observatory Museum and is one of the many places that you should certainly visit when in Grahamstown.

The Observatory Museum, Grahamstown

The Observatory Museum, Grahamstown

Oldest Letterbox in South Africa, Grahamstown

The Observatory Museum, Grahamstown

Oldest Letterbox in South Africa - Every single city or town has something special about it. If you are the kind of person who has a keen interest in history,  the oldest letter box in the entire South Africa is worth a visit. Ironically, a lot has changed around the letterbox over the decades. However, what impresses most of the travelers is the way the city has protected this monument which as turned into a heritage of sorts.

Settlers Garden, Grahamstown - Settlers Garden 1820 has a lot of historic value to it. However, there is plenty of beauty too that you can appreciate.  The garden is spread over 61 hectares,  making it one of the biggest in South Africa.  It is in a way a tribute to the first settlers on this land. You can see beautiful garden design, rare plants and exotic flowers.

International Library of African Music - International Library of African Music which is also known as ILAM is an organization that focuses on the preservation of African music. This is a place that you should definitely visit. The place is ideal for you to come across some of the traditional African music instruments. If you have a liking for music in general, this is one place where you will love to spend time.

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