National Arts Festival

Art in Grahamstown

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Africa's largest arts festival runs for 10 days at the beginning of July. Remember two things: book ahead, as accommodation at this time can be booked out a year in advance; and bring something warm, as nights can be freezing. The associated Fringe and Fingo Festivals, the latter showcasing art, music and theatre from the townships, offer hundreds more performances.