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  • Grahamstown

    Settlers Monument

    If you ever visit the charming town of Grahamstown and head in the direction of Rhodes University, you will find that right at the top of the hill on the edge of town, a massive square structure juts out proudly against the sky. This building is the 1820 Settlers National Monument - a living monument which not only honors those brave English settlers who arrived on the continent so many ...

  • Languages

    English

    Of the two European languages which were brought to South Africa during the early days of colonization, English is undoubtedly the most widespread. Because of the prevalence of this language, English is the main language used in government and business. Though English is not the first language of many individuals, it is usually spoken and understood by a large portion of the population. Many ...

  • Culture

    Languages

    Due to the variety of cultures and ethnic groups living in South Africa, the country has eleven official languages. Not everyone in South Africa can speak all eleven, so visitors need not worry. The majority of South Africans can speak and understand English, so tourists will be able to communicate with locals relatively easily. The eleven official languages are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, ...