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“Spacious entertainment area”

Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Grahamstown
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Owner description: This memorial on Gunfire Hill is dominated by the stunning Settlers Garden.
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Always a ball during the Grahamstown festival .
Large spacious halls and arenas and theatres - usually something going on in the year

Thank GarthFord
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"hill overlooking"
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"great venue"
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"concrete building"
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"great view"
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"rhodes university"
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"worth a visit"
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"conference"
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"theatre"
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"settlers"
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"auditorium"
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"garden"
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"graduation"
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"shrubs"
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"breakaway"
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"grounds"
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

A broad range of the engineering & science potential in South Africa. Combined with 70,000 students - fantastic.

Thank WoodyShonet
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

on a hill overlooking this university town, the monument is principally a series of lecture theatres, stages and meeting rooms. it's surrounded by a garden and offers views to the distant hills.
the idea was that of prof guy butler, legendary professor of english who massively expanded his section of the university's offering and founded the literary festival that fills the town during the winter vacation. the solar calendar in the gardens is interesting and justifies the time it will take to decipher and understand but it's the main concrete building that is the rationale and certainly a better monument to the settlers who were the first influx of europeans in this region than some sterile piece of artwork or museum with display cabinets. this is alive with those attending events and university students during semesters. a living, breathing monument. the façade is said to mimic scaffolding, to emphasise that the whole centre is a work in progress, something that keeps changing and growing. esoteric thought maybe, but accurately reflecting the purpose of the whole monument.

Thank famwag
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Not sure why someone decided to build such a huge and forbidding building ontop of the mounain and away from town. It has very serviceable theatres and exhibition spaces, only a very basic cafe, very efficient staff.

Thank wideyed_wander
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

LOVELY VIEWS OVERLOOKING GRAHAMSTOWN. A must see place. Do read the explanation of the large stone blocks in the front garden. They form a solar calender! Entry is free.

Thank umtatadoc
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