Introduction: Grahamstown is the capital of Settlers Country and the Borders. It still feels like a strange English transplant, which is emphasized by the lack of neon signs and billboards. There are some fine churches and 19th century buildings.
There is also a large student population attending the university, which adds some life to the church going Grahamstown merchants. The town is known to be the cathedral city. Prominent features of the city are its wide, tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens and handsome buildings.
Grahamstown started as a military post in the Fourth Frontier War and it was not until the arrival of the English settlers of 1820 that Grahamstown took on the proportions of a town.
Must See: 1820 Settlers National Monument, African Musical Instruments, Albany Museum Complex, Eastern Star Gallery, The Egazini Memorial, Grahamstown Botanical Gardens, St Michael & St George Cathedral.
Must Do: Watch architecture, visit historical churches and museums, paragliding, sky diving.