Grahamstown and surrounds

Grahamstown is the home of the National Arts Festival, Scifest, Rhodes University, numerous schools, beautiful churches and many historical and architectural treasures.

The town is an educational centre devoted to learning and is an ideal environment for the stimulation and development of young minds. Situated close to the sea, near to major conservation initiatives and in the centre of a diverse farming area, St Andrew’s Prep can offer pupils access to these resources during the course of their education. Excursions to outlying areas of interest are frequent, and marine exploration, historical tours and similar outdoor activities form part of the extended curriculum.

Port Elizabeth is the nearest large city with an airport, and it takes approximately 80 minutes to reach Grahamstown by car. The St Andrew’s travel co-ordinator is able to arrange for pupils to be collected from the airport and for most other travel requirements.

For more information on where to stay please click on the following links:

For a list of B&Bs and guest houses with St Andrew's Prep connections please click here: Accommodation List

The Highlander is just across Lower Field on the St Andrew's College campus.

The official Grahamstown website offers a variety of links, e.g. Accommodation, Tours & Transport, etc.

Click on the pdf below to read a SA Property online article focusing on Grahamstown:
SA Property Focus 7 June 2010


Prep's Bumper Crop Blood Drive
9th April 2014
Prep’s first Blood Drive was a huge success, in spite of the previous week’s donations in town. According to a SAN Blood Service official, by 3pm, a `bumper crop' of blood units had been received,and at 17h30 a queue of people waited to donate.
Around the World Tapas evening
7th April 2014
Prep's Around the World evening was a resounding success. Memory hall teemed with parents, staff and children dressed according to the country of their choice.