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Writing exams at this venue. I am able to spend the whole day studying at the venue and write in... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Jayshree R
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It is always good visiting this site although not much happens mid-year except for when there is... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Lweza
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This memorial on Gunfire Hill is dominated by the stunning Settlers Garden.
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1820 Settlers National Monument, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Writing exams at this venue. I am able to spend the whole day studying at the venue and write in the afternoon. Clean toilets friendly staff clean facilities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jayshree R
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The Monument is a spectactular venue for all sorts of exhibitions ,functions and big concerts and shows etc , with a huge Guy Butlet theatre and many other smaller venues and a large restaurant.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeetesh H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is always good visiting this site although not much happens mid-year except for when there is the buzz from the arts festival. Very neat & well kept and a great venue for whatever the occasion.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lweza
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CliveofPE
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CJ-what
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 922kudan
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paula B
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WayneP1723
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Philip M
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