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Settlers Garden 1820

1820 Settlers National Monument, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Disgusting...

Ran by a Mob of seedy municipal cronies, that believes in organised chaos! The filth and shabby... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
CJ-what
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
Disappointing!

Why is it so difficult to mow the lawn and keep a garden looking attractive? Absolutely no... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Paula B
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Kloof, South Africa
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This garden is both historic and beautiful, occupying 61 hectares of Grahamstown's Gunfire Hill. It’s an exotic living tribute to Cape Colony’s first settlers.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible18%
13 Apr 2018
“Disgusting...”
9 Apr 2018
“Disappointing!”
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1820 Settlers National Monument, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Ran by a Mob of seedy municipal cronies, that believes in organised chaos! The filth and shabby gardens was a disgrace during graduation time. Students and families look forward for some awesome pics around the monument, an absolute shocker!

Thank CJ-what
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Why is it so difficult to mow the lawn and keep a garden looking attractive? Absolutely no maintenance and no explanation of the significance of the monument. An absolute tragedy!

Thank Paula B
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Due to poor maintenance and lack of respect for the monument, there is not much left of the garden but a lot of litter

Thank Maria E
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Have been visiting family at least once a year and will visit the gardens and its been deteriorating over the years, "lack of maintenance" is biggest problem.

Thank GarySib
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

The monument to the Settler family stands isolated on a raised section of exposed ground, with a scattering of aloes,in their flame- coloured glory, alongside and a few wind-resistant, hardy succulents at its base. This tableau epitomises the story of the settler; hardships, determination, set-backs,...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you are inclined to judge a book by its cover then you would not be blamed for driving on by this attraction off the N2 . The lawn hasn't been mowed for ages and the pathways are covered in weeds . A real sorry...More

Thank 864jay84
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The gardens are very beautiful and there are a few interesting things to see within the gardens such as the astronomical stones. The gardens themselves have a variety of plants from cycads to aloes and proteas. There are several refuse bins along the pathways but...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2013

The monument is a wonderful, well kept and beautifully designed monument with lovely art work and stunning gardens. Visit it in festival time when it a hive of activity or visit it at other times during the year to appreciate its position perched on the...More

Thank Sarahthexton
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Grahamstown itself being a beautiful town and very rich in History. Settlers garden is the perfect spot to get your mind off things, very peaceful and fresh air.

Thank Zulu_Safaris_SA
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