A lush suburb, Oatlands North boast properties with large green gardens and sweeping views of town. Oatlands North became popular when Graeme College Boy’s High relocated here in the 1970s.  Many parents of boys attending Graeme College live here as children can walk to school and sports.  Graeme College is ranked 37th in the Top 100 best schools in South Africa.  Ever since, this has been a growing community that works to ensure that children and homes are safe. A good mix off older homes that need renovation and homes that have been renovated - a trend is seeing young families buying homes here. Prices range between R850 000 and R2 400 000 and the suburb has one complex which mainly homes young professionals and first time buyers

Interestingly, the suburb was once the personal garden of an accomplished inhabitant of Grahamstown, who may have wrote the first gardening book based on South Africa in 1887. These historical tales aren’t uncommon of Oatlands North and buying into properties means becoming a part of an ever growing but established heritage.

Property for sale in Oatlands North is sought-after as it provides the advantages of being separate from the town’s centre while still making accessibility convenient. Oatlands North properties are well connected to every aspect of greater Grahamstown while remaining safe and welcoming.

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Oatlands North Area

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Heritage

Heritage

Affectionately known as Frontier Country, the area features 10 colonial forts, prisons and homesteads still intact and open to explore. Discovering interesting monuments around every corner make Grahamstown an exciting place to live.

Cuisine

Cuisine

As Grahamstown grows, many interesting new restaurants open. Already a wide variety of options to enjoy include Mediterranean cuisine, Italian dining, coffee shops, steakhouses and Asian fusion.

Recreation

Recreation

Numerous parks, dams and nature reserves, including Shamwari, Kwandwe, Amakhala, Pumba and Lalibela Private Game Reserves, ensure that outdoor activities are numerous and easily accessible for enthusiasts. There are also many sporting opportunities with the Belmont Golf Club, Albany Sports Club and many more all servicing the immediate area.

Culture

Culture

The region is rich in culture with institutes such as the Amazwi South African Museum of Literature (formerly known as the National English Literary Museum), International Library of African Music and the South African Institute for Aquatic Bio diversity among others, all preserving the historical and academic significance of the region.

Living in Oatlands North

Areas near to Oatlands North

Cradock Heights, Fort England, Grahamstown Central, Hill 60, Kingswood Grahamstown, Oatlands, Somerset Heights, Sunnyside, West Hill,

Education

The Graeme College for Boys is located in the heart of the suburb and there are at least a dozen other options located throughout Grahamstown in both private and public offerings. With 30 academic departments and a reputation for producing South Africa’s most skilled journalists, Rhodes University is widely respected nationally.

Shopping

Major supermarket franchises exist throughout Grahamstown with The Market Square Shopping Centre and Pepper Grove Mall being two examples of large-scale malls that service the area. For more specialised items, galleries and designer boutiques make shopping a consistently interesting experience.

Healthcare

Settlers Hospital (a privately run Netcare facility) is centrally located and conveniently accessible featuring a full range of primary and specialised treatments.

Travel

Port Elizabeth International Airport is a distance of 134 kilometres away, making it Grahamstown’s nearest airport, with East London being 173 kilometres away. The town acts as a gateway between Cape Town and Durban, and as such has access to South Africa’s major road infrastructure. A short drive to the coast takes you to the villages of Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred.

EVENTS IN GRAHAMSTOWN

Thursday, 21st November 2019

Oatlands Preparatory School Foundation Phase presents “Annie” at 18h00. All welcome.  Cost: R30 for adults and R15 for children/scholars. Venue: Rhodes Theatre, Prince Alfred Street. Tickets may be purchased at the school office or on the evening of the production at the theatre.

Saturday, 23rd November 2019

St Bart's Windows Restoration Fundraising Events Programme 2019 - Organ recital with cheese and wine at St Bart’s Church from 18h30 – 20h00.  Organist: Cameron Luke FRCO. Cost: R100pp. Contact: Claire Cordell – Whatsapp 071 251 6963

Wednesday, 27th November 2019 to Saturday, 30th November 2019

Christmas market at PJ Hoerskool, with mostly unique hand-made products and gifts. Coffee shop and Light Lunches available.  More than 40 stalls available.
Market will be open on the following times Wednesday 10h00 - 19h00 / Thursday 10h00 - 19h00 / Friday 10h00 - 19h00 / Saturday 9h00 - 15h00. 

Thursday, 25th June 2020 to Sunday, 5th July 2020

National Arts Festival
http://www.nationalartsfestival.co.za
Organised by the National Arts Festival team, Africa's largest and most colourful cultural event offers a choice of the very best of both indigenous and imported talent. Every year for 11 days Makhanda Grahamstown's population doubles, as people flock to the city for a feast of arts, crafts and sheer entertainment. Every hall or large room becomes a theatre, parks and sport fields become flea markets, normally quiet streets have to be managed by an army of temporary traffic wardens, and every available bed in the city is booked. The festival offers more than 600 shows from opera, cabaret, drama and jazz to stand-up comics and folk music.

 

 

 


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