Huguenot Monument in Graaff-Reinet, Oos-Kaap
The Huguenot Monument is situated in the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
It was in 1988 that South Africa celebrated the 300th Anniversary of the arrival of the French Huguenots to our country, who form an indelible part of our history. To mark this auspicious occasion, a small monument was erected behind the Town Hall in Church Square. The monument is in the form of a pyramid and displays the surnames of Huguenot’s that first arrived in South Africa in 1688. It was unveiled by the French Consular representative in South Africa, Gerold Perrolet, on 15 April 1988.
Things to do and see
- Pyramid Structure Monument
- Inscription of Surnames
- Town Hall
No admission fee is charged.
Rainfall occurs mainly in the autumn months, with March seeing the highest levels. Winter nights can drop below freezing.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 11˚C and 30˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 2˚C and 16˚C.
There are flights into Port Elizabeth International Airport, from all major cities in South Africa, on a daily basis. Car hire facilities are available and the airport is approximately 264 km from Graaf-Reinet.
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