Grahamstown lies slightly inland in the middle of the southern coast of South Africa. It is about an hour's drive to the North East of Port Elizabeth and lies on the escarpment overlooking the coastal plain. It combines the vibrance of a university town with small-town hospitality and warmth.
There are many private game parks in the area that are all malaria free and easily accessible, ranging from the reasonably priced national parks to luxurious private game reserves boasting the Big Five and more. The Addo Elephant National Park is located between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth and is unique in South Africa in consisting of no fewer than five ecospheres. Grahamstown is also only 60km away from some of the most spectacular coastline in South Africa. The beaches of Kenton, Port Alfred and the adjacent Wild Coast to the north are uncommercialized, exceptionally beautiful and serene with long beaches, vast dunes and rocky outcrops.