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1820 Settlers National Monument

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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1820 Settlers National Monument

Would be great if you could have somthing to eat at a resturant as it would make taking a tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CliveofPE
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Great site

Well taken care of and maintained. Excellent venue to host graduation ceremony for Rhodes. Highly... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
922kudan
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Windhoek, Namibia
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This memorial on Gunfire Hill is dominated by the stunning Settlers Garden.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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"hill overlooking"
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"concrete building"
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"rhodes university"
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"worth a visit"
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"conference"
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"venue"
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"settlers"
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"auditorium"
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"cafeteria"
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"shrubs"
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"breakaway"
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"grounds"
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"graduation"
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"art"
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"rooms"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would be great if you could have somthing to eat at a resturant as it would make taking a tour there more appealing. I understand that this is done only when major exibits are in progress.

Thank CliveofPE
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Well taken care of and maintained. Excellent venue to host graduation ceremony for Rhodes. Highly recommended stop over for quick history lesson. Excellent views from the top.

Thank 922kudan
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went there for the SciFest in March. Loads of children came from all schools. Place was very tidy and clean but hardly any toilets worked and taps were turned off due to water restrictions!!! ( bare in mind 1000 of children using the bathrooms!)...More

Thank Wayne P
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

... And could imagine this place absolutely bustling during festival time, However on the day visited, it was empty apart from the odd cleaner and office worker...not even a cafe/bar to enjoy a drink or even any shop for memorabilia etc. It is the kind...More

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Monument has spaces for everything from a stage or music show with hundreds of seats to small intimate theatres. It is best known for the National Arts Festival held in July, where it is the main venue (with many more spread around Grahamstown). Another...More

Thank PhilipMach
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We used the Monument as a 5pm must visit,to plan our program for the next day. The road to the building was below par and definitely prevented Lotsa patrons from frequenting it. Another iconic venue with loadsa historical value.

Thank Joharney
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best views of the city, the monument stands tall and had a stunning garden around it with Aloes and succulent shrubs. For the history freak a must visit to commemorate South African History

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A lovely well kept monument with a spectacular view over Grahamstown. We all found the trip worthwhile.

Thank Antony C
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

One of the better conference venues you will find. The venue is well run and multifunctional with great spaces including state of the art auditorium, breakout rooms and socialising areas. All set on a hill overlooking picturesque Grahamstown.

Thank Nick P
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The venue is great for conferencing. There are breakaway spots, ample space and a well designed auditorium. The excellent decor style of the building adds to the experience.

Thank KateJen86
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