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Oldest letterbox in South Africa

Corner of Worcester Street and Somerset Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Needs A Sign

There is no way of knowing the significance of the letterbox. A sign with an explanation would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RoyalStaGM1
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Port Alfred, South Africa
What can you say about a letterbox?

So there it sits, on the street corner close to Rhodes University and on the corner of the road to... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
JandLillyn
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
15 Mar 2017
“Had to be done”
1 week ago
“Needs A Sign”
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Corner of Worcester Street and Somerset Street, Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no way of knowing the significance of the letterbox. A sign with an explanation would assist a great deal.

Thank RoyalStaGM1
Reviewed 8 May 2017

So there it sits, on the street corner close to Rhodes University and on the corner of the road to the Diocesan School for Girls (where I and my group were staying). Essentially, it's an old letterbox, and I understand it's no longer serving its...More

Thank JandLillyn
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Once we heard about this, we headed for town to buy some postcards and stamps. I very nearly walked out of the postoffice as it took over 20 mins to get served but I persevered. We posted our cards on our way out of Grahamstown.

Thank Heike G
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Bit of history in a street in Grahamstown, link with other museums and historical places when you visit Grahamstown.

Thank andrewnY250VH
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a very rare antique post box well maintained and definitely worth a visit. With new technology taking over the written word and the physical posting of the letter. This one is actually still in use

Thank cnrdhnkm
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Sadly, time is running out for the continued use of this letterbox, as the postal service has all but ground to a halt. I am sure that this letterbox has been well used over the years, its elegant fluted cylindrical shape disguising an almost indestructable...More

1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 3 January 2016

No info or anything to tell you what it's about. It's prominent and very red so I went to have a look while out on a stroll but had no idea what the significance is.

Thank HarveyCapeTown
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Yeah, rock it oldstyle (really oldstyle) and mail a letter through the oldest letterbox in SA. Its pretty obscure, no sign saying "ye oldee letter box here" or anything. Still, your letter gets a special franking (apparently), too cool :)

Thank BernHub
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Don't stop the car, it's just a letterbox, nothing more. And to list it as an "attraction" is just a joke! Come on folks, get real!

Thank angtravel18
Reviewed 7 July 2014

nothing more to it :) Down the road is an old brick making factory, now commonly know as Tunnels, which hosts most of the epic Trance parties of the Eastern Cape. 37onNew is the next best bet.

Thank Frankolious
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