Grahamstown provides the ideal setting for educating young minds. Surrounded by a diversity of farmlands, game reserves, beaches and unique historical sites,and with Rhodes University and a range of schools on our doorstep - our pupils are able to experience a richness of living in a small, cosmopolitan, urban environment enriched by the unique character of the Eastern Cape.

Kingswood's Adventure-Based Education programme makes full use of our proximity to both mountains and sea. Pupils regularly visit the beaches of Port Alfred and Kenton and hike the mountains of Hogsback.

Grahamstown is internationally acknowledged as an education centre which provides children with a safe and stimulating environment in which to develop. Known as the Festival City, Grahamstown plays host to the National Arts Festival and the SciFest Africa. Our pupils are able to benefit from these national events right on our doorstep.

Link : Grahamstown Accommodation 


Getting to Grahamstown

From Port Elizabeth Airport : Grahamstown is about 134km from Port Elizabeth, the closest city where there is an airport.  It will take you about 1 hour 15 minutes to drive to Grahamstown from Port Elizabeth airport. You can hire a car at the airport (you will need a valid credit card to do this), or if you would like to make use of a shuttle service,  Blunden Coaches - daily scheduled shuttle service between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth : Departs: Grahamstown at 07:30 & 17:30 / Port Elizabeth at 07:30 & 17:30. 

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From East London Airport : East London is 180km from Grahamstown, and the trip will take you at least two hours to drive.  There are also car hire facilites there, and JC Shuttle will also service this airport if necessary. For directions to Grahamstown from the East London airport, click here for Google maps.

We do, however, recommend that you use Port Elizabeth airport.  For directions to Grahamstown from the Port Elizabeth airport, click here for Google maps. Click here for step-by-step directions.  

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