The Eastern Cape Sights


Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George Review

The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George is Grahamstown's most prominent landmark, as much by virtue of its steeple—the highest in South Africa at 176 feet—as the strict geometry of the town. High Street runs in a straight line from the cathedral doors through the Drostdy Arch to the doors of the administration buildings of Rhodes University. The cathedral's eight bells, which you can hear ringing out on Sundays, were the first and still are the heaviest in Africa. Though construction on the cathedral started in 1824, it wasn't completed until 1952.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 108 High St., Grahamstown, 6139 | Map It
  • Phone: 046/622–2445
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 9–3, Sat. 9–noon.
  • Location: Grahamstown

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