Dance, drama, comedy, opera, film, exhibitions and countless other charms make Grahamstown National Arts Festival one of the most sought after events in South Africa. People who have reserved flights tickets to this beautiful town are sure to be delighted with the experience.
Being the largest yearly celebration of art and culture, the National Arts Festival of South Africa is one of the most engaging events in the country. It has always been open for people from all across the globe regardless of their race, sex, colour or creed. The National Arts Festival is held in Grahamstown, a city in Eastern Cape. Thousands of people have booked flights tickets to land in Grahamstown and be a part of this event. The festival features a myriad of programmes that are organized by National Arts Festival. Dance, comedy, opera, jazz, visual art, exhibition, film, student theatre and street theatre – there is absolutely no shortage of programmes. There are various tours of the city as well as the other historical places that are organized for visitors.
Important Things and Tips about the Festival
Travellers who are blocking tickets on flights arriving Grahamstown for joining this event should pick a Programme Schedule details.
Hopper Buses are really convenient for transportation and they cost relatively cheaper. Getting a hopper map will keep visitors informed about where to board the bus.
As the weather is completely unpredictable here, it is advisable to dress in layers and carry few important things like umbrella, sunscreen in the day bag.
The event begins at 3rd of July and will continue till 13th July. As the programmes are performed throughout the Grahamstown, for any kind of updates regarding schedule travellers can refer to www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. As the festival will be drawing a large number of people from around the world, it is advisable to book flights and tickets of the festival as early as possible. The tickets for the festival can also be purchased through the website.
Nearest Airports & Rail Stations
Airports – There are two major airports nearby the city. First one is the Port Elizabeth International Airport. It is around 83 miles from the main town. Second is East London Airport. It is about 98 miles from the centre of the town. Both the airports host several airlines. As there are several modes to reach the airport, transportation is never an issue here.
Railway – The town has its own station located in Ayliff Street. There are frequent trains available that connect Port Elizabeth (South), Bloemfontein and Johannesburg (North).
Holidaymakers who book tickets aboard flights to Grahamstown have a multitude of options to choose from. The meaning of ‘a perfect accommodation’ can be different from person to person. It can mean ultra luxury suite to one and a small budget room where the bed is large enough to stretch the legs for another. That is why the various types of accommodation options make it easier for travellers to choose what matches their preference. Here are just few of the options.
Luxury – Breathtaking views, great service and luxury laden amenities make these hotels great for a stay. Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge, African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, Kwandwe Game Reserve and The Cock House are few noteworthy names.
Budget – Perfect for those who wish to stay in a decent place but don’t want a hole in the pocket for that. AppleBee Guest Cottage, A White House Guest House and A Stones Throw Hotel are few names that will serve the purpose.