The Eastern Cape Sights

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George

  • 108 High St. Map It
  • Grahamstown
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

This 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.

Sight Information


108 High St., Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, 6139, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–1

Published 03/07/2016


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