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Address: Corner of Worcester Street and Somerset Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Interesting to see if in area and you pass by

Bit of history in a street in Grahamstown, link with other museums and historical places when you visit Grahamstown.

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

Bit of history in a street in Grahamstown, link with other museums and historical places when you visit Grahamstown.

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a very rare antique post box well maintained and definitely worth a visit. With new technology taking over the written word and the physical posting of the letter. This one is actually still in use

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Sadly, time is running out for the continued use of this letterbox, as the postal service has all but ground to a halt. I am sure that this letterbox has been well used over the years, its elegant fluted cylindrical shape disguising an almost indestructable design. The typical British letterbox has withstood all manner of assault - IRA bombs failed... More 

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

No info or anything to tell you what it's about. It's prominent and very red so I went to have a look while out on a stroll but had no idea what the significance is.

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Thank HarveyCapeTown
Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Yeah, rock it oldstyle (really oldstyle) and mail a letter through the oldest letterbox in SA. Its pretty obscure, no sign saying "ye oldee letter box here" or anything. Still, your letter gets a special franking (apparently), too cool :)

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Thank BernHub
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Don't stop the car, it's just a letterbox, nothing more. And to list it as an "attraction" is just a joke! Come on folks, get real!

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Thank angtravel18
East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

nothing more to it :) Down the road is an old brick making factory, now commonly know as Tunnels, which hosts most of the epic Trance parties of the Eastern Cape. 37onNew is the next best bet.

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Thank Frankolious
Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

It’s impressively sturdy and worth a look if in the neighbourhood. But it’s only a postbox. No pub, scenic view, etc. I give it a high rating because it’s old and attractive.

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

When visiting Grahamstown around the 9th March I bought a postcard to send to myself, and found the location on the map, so although a hot day I went off to mail it. Like many people I had read in the Grahamstown visitor's guide that mail receives a special frank when mailed from this box, and this was my main... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

It's great how Grahamstown is trying to preserve this letterbox. It is not easy to find as it is surrounded by traffic and bush. I'm not sure if they still empty it as the postcards I posted in the beginning of the year never arrived...

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