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“All about the view”

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 December 16, 2012

The walk up through the Botanic Gardens is more rewarding than the actual monument - which, after all, leaves a feeling of unease in the light of violent histoy having erupted from colonialisation. Good views of Grahamstown from the top though.

2  Thank veepka
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This was my graduation venue in 2006 when I received that coveted MA. Will forever remain etched in my mind for that great occasion as well as the many concerts and educational and social events that we attended there in the few years I had made Gtown my home.

Thank Roseleen M
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

A hub of activity. Good ticketing office. The BEST coffee in Grahamstown at a privately run "stall" outside the Guy Butler theatre.

Thank bramm_travel
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

This imposing monument has panoramic views of Grahamstown.
It was originally built as a memorial for the settlers who arrived from England in the 1820's.
Now it is a working centre which promotes the wide diversity of arts and culture in South Africa.
During July of each year it becomes a hive of cultural activities when the National Arts Festival is held.

Thank MervynGatcke
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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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