Bathurst at a glance
Bathurst is situated equidistant from East London and Port Elizabeth and close to Port Alfred and Grahamstown. This quaint little Settler village of around 1500 erven is the home of 500 residents and dubbed the Little England of the Eastern Cape. The eclectic local culture is built around the local artists, the little pubs, great food and lots to see and do in a microclimate where anything grows and thrives.
Bathurst properties are large with a minimum subdivision by law of 1200sq meters. The trees are stunning and abundant natural indigenous species and laden fruit trees exist side by side. The avocado pears being predominant amongst the fruit trees.
There are plenty of quaint Settler cottages, modern homes and older homesteads, Some are built of stone and covered in creepers.The village has attracted a very varied population with a large no of artists, potters and creative types. Musicians abound and the pubs use the local talent for entertainment.
The century old Bathurst Show draws support from far and wide, they being attracted by the country party feeling. The OX Braai has become a national attraction. The Big Pineapple has a museum in it which pays homage to the pineapple industry that has grown around the village and the village's settler roots.
For the historians the St John's Anglican Church is the oldest unaltered Anglican Church in South Africa The village trades on its Settler history and is very proud of it. The Toposcope vantage point is a great attraction.
Plenty of accommodation is available with the two Hotels and numerous Bed and Breakfast establishments. Bathurst Properties are available at very competitive prices and there is always a bargain to be negotiated.