Bathurst Tourist Attractions

  • Updated: November 2015
    Big Pineapple
    Visit the biggest man-made pineapple (16.7m high with 3 floors) in the world and learn more about the pineapple industry. Open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm (closes 4pm in winter).
    • 046 625 0515
  • Updated: November 2015
    Pig & Whistle Inn
    Established in 1832, the historic Pig and Whistle Inn is the cornerstone attraction of the frontier town of Bathurst and is a South African National Monument. Stop at the Pig and Whistle for a drink, Sunday roast or a meal.
  • Updated: November 2015
    Bathurst Methodist Church
    Opened in 1832 and services still being held every Sunday.
    • Updated: November 2015
      Canoeing / Picnic
      Visit one of the most picturesque picnic sites at Waters’ Meeting Nature Reserve, just outside Bathurst. Or do the 20km Kowie Canoe Trail up the Kowie River to Horseshoe Bed in the reserve.
      • Updated: November 2015
        St John's Anglican Church
        Once a sanctuary for many Settlers during the Frontier wars.
        • Updated: November 2015
          Richard Pullen Gallery
          Visit Bathurst’s potter in residence at his Open Studio. Visitors are free to watch the creative process’s in the studio. Browse through the wide range of functional ware and art pieces on display in the gallery. The studio...
          • 046 625 0166
        • Updated: November 2015
          Wiles Gallery
          View artworks by the Wiles family. Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 4pm and Sunday 9:30am – 12 noon.
        • Updated: November 2015
          The Corner Gallery
          Artworks by Tori Stowe as well as lovely gifts for sale
        • Updated: November 2015
          Bathurst Agricultural Show
          The Annual Bathurst Agricultural Show is held over 3 days in April every year at the Showgrounds. The Show includes exhibitors from all over the Eastern Cape and surrounds marketing vehicles, property, schools, farming equipment,...
          • 046 625 0759
        • Updated: November 2015
          Bathurst Farmers' Market
          Every Sunday morning, come rain or shine (at the Nursery).
          • Updated: November 2015
            MoyaPark Bird Reserve
            This privately owned 15ha reserve in Bathurst has over 300 native bird species. The park has extensive areas of indigenous forest, complete with natural walkways, and a dam for waterbirds.
          • Updated: November 2015
            Agricultural Museum
            A museum filled with interesting farming equipment from days gone by.
          • Updated: November 2015
            Toposcope
            The place from where 1820 British Settler locations were surveyed. Enjoy the magnificent view!
            • Updated: November 2015
              Kingston Farm
              Just before Bathurst on the R343 for tea, fine lunches and suppers served in an elegant Edwardian style farmhouse and croquet is played on the lawn. Visit the Appaloosa stud farm.
              • 046 625 0129
            • Updated: November 2015
              Powder Magazine
              Built in 1821, it was used to store gun powder, ball cartridges and guns.
              • Updated: November 2015
                Ox-Braai
                Held towards the end of December each year, the event is organized by the Shaw Park Country Club and held at the Showgrounds.
                • 082 837 0870

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