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Address: Grahamstown, South Africa
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This memorial on Gunfire Hill is dominated by the stunning Settlers Garden.

This memorial on Gunfire Hill is dominated by the stunning Settlers Garden.

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Must see if visiting Grahamstown

Easy to park and visit. Very accessible for all the family. Information available about the monument and easy to understand. Understand the meaning of monument, understand the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
andrewnY250VH
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to park and visit. Very accessible for all the family. Information available about the monument and easy to understand. Understand the meaning of monument, understand the settlers who moved to the area

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

It all depends on when you visit. During the National Arts Festival, it is vibrant with things happening, posters all over the wall and it really buzzes. During the Science week their are millions of school children all over the place. But then, when everyone is gone it is a reverent building with a great dense of peace overlooking Grahamstown... More 

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East London, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This living Monument is a truly great facility. Apart from having theatres available for all types of shows, plus exhibition rooms it also has restaurants and coffee shops.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This interesting building, sited near The old fort above Grahamstown, is a well-known landmark of the town. Its angular architecture ( influenced by FL Wright? ) still looks clean and modern and with each visit, I am impressed with how the interior space is used. With the next Arts festival just days away, I expected the venue to be bustling... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

It was great to see the monument as I had never been inside. The facilities for the arts are a great asset for Grahamstown. It is unfortunate that the Rhodes students seem to use the garden area and do not leave it clean. It would be nice to see someone permanently employed keeping the grounds clean and free of litter.... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

WE went to the Kinsgwood Matric dance drinks and arrival ceremony. Great venue the decorations were wonderful clean with secure easy parking and car guards .

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Thank Santesana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We visited the 1820 Settlers Monument today. The monument was closed and only reopens on the 4 January 2016. Nevertheless we managed to get a view of the monuments outside. If visiting Grahamstown this is a must see.

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Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

I have been to this monument a couple of times. Either for a conference or a theather function. Nothing else to do the. Well, it provides a good view of Grahamstown, specially for a sunset.

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Thank phmontoya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped briefly on way through to a meeting. A nice view from the monument and some interesting dated stones. Won't rush back with the family though.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

I love historic places/museums/buildings of interest, however this massive ugly building held no appeal to me at all. The only reason for going was to attend various shows during the festival. Inside there are interesting artworks, the toilets were kept very clean, it had lots of vibe with theatre-goers day in day out. There is plenty of parking. Did not... More 

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