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1820 Settlers National Monument

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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Impressive but......

... And could imagine this place absolutely bustling during festival time, However on the day... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Top stage venue

The Monument has spaces for everything from a stage or music show with hundreds of seats to small... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Grahamstown, South Africa
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This memorial on Gunfire Hill is dominated by the stunning Settlers Garden.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

... 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
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
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
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

1  Thank Sharon C
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
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
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
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

A good venue for a conference. Lovely auditorium- lots of breakaway rooms Very cold though . Good parking. A concrete building with impressive lines

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 16 May 2017

definitely worth a visit if traveling to Grahamstown. So beautiful to see the city from this spectacular landmark ...

Thank P1559AWmichelleh
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The VIEW is Amazing...but! Been visiting Grahamstown for some years, sad to see and from our own experience the monument and around, a blur of trashcan decay. The staff at the monument is too busy with their personal phones or more interested in chatting away...More

1  Thank CJ-what
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