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Oldest letterbox in South Africa

Corner of Worcester Street and Somerset Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Could be more...

Fun for a quick 5 min photo opportunity but unless you knew exactly what it was before seeing it... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Paula B
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Kloof, South Africa
the old days

nice to reflect on how far we have supposedly evolved and futurised...when we look back at things... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Sean H
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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  • Average18%
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Apr 9, 2018
“Could be more...”
Sep 13, 2017
“the old days”
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Corner of Worcester Street and Somerset Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Fun for a quick 5 min photo opportunity but unless you knew exactly what it was before seeing it, you would be excused for not realising the significance thereof. The old VR sign has been taken away so it's actually just an ordinary postbox now....More

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

nice to reflect on how far we have supposedly evolved and futurised...when we look back at things made so long ago, that still stand n work...not really like todays stuff made with lifespan....sales...all about money:(

Thank Sean H
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

There is no way of knowing the significance of the letterbox. A sign with an explanation would assist a great deal.

Thank WesselBenson
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

So there it sits, on the street corner close to Rhodes University and on the corner of the road to the Diocesan School for Girls (where I and my group were staying). Essentially, it's an old letterbox, and I understand it's no longer serving its...More

Thank JandLillyn
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

Once we heard about this, we headed for town to buy some postcards and stamps. I very nearly walked out of the postoffice as it took over 20 mins to get served but I persevered. We posted our cards on our way out of Grahamstown.

Thank Heike G
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Bit of history in a street in Grahamstown, link with other museums and historical places when you visit Grahamstown.

Thank andrewnY250VH
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a very rare antique post box well maintained and definitely worth a visit. With new technology taking over the written word and the physical posting of the letter. This one is actually still in use

Thank cnrdhnkm
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Reviewed June 25, 2016

Sadly, time is running out for the continued use of this letterbox, as the postal service has all but ground to a halt. I am sure that this letterbox has been well used over the years, its elegant fluted cylindrical shape disguising an almost indestructable...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

No info or anything to tell you what it's about. It's prominent and very red so I went to have a look while out on a stroll but had no idea what the significance is.

Thank HarveyCapeTown
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

Yeah, rock it oldstyle (really oldstyle) and mail a letter through the oldest letterbox in SA. Its pretty obscure, no sign saying "ye oldee letter box here" or anything. Still, your letter gets a special franking (apparently), too cool :)

Thank BernHub
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