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 College 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.

The prevalence of educational institutions in Grahamstown enables St Andrew’s College to draw on members of the community – academics, legal practitioners, researchers, writers, scholars – to contribute to the school programme.

The town cares about its schools, and local shops and businesses cater for the needs of the pupils. A shopping centre with a small cinema complex is situated within walking distance of the School and our pupils are able to enjoy a degree of independence not easily obtained in larger towns.

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 College travel co-ordinator is able to arrange for pupils to be collected from the airport and for most other travel requirements.

Where to stay? The Highlander is just across Lower Field.

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

For more information on the surrounding areas please click on the following links:



Matric pupil performs in a National Arts Festival Production
18th July 2014
St Andrew’s College and DSG Drama Teacher, Wesley Deintje won a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award for Performance art with his play “Machine for Living” at the National Arts Festival this year.
St Andrew's College, its boys and the Great War
18th July 2014
2014 marks the centenary of the Great War. This past week, College historian Dr Marguerite Poland gave 21 lectures to the boys and girls from College and DSG on the contribution to the war effort by the boys of St Andrew’s College.