Bathurst Tourism

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Bathurst is about 12 kilometres inland from Port Alfred, on the R67, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Its chief claim to fame is that it was the early administrative centre established by the British Government for the 1820 British Settlers who were sent to the district as a buffer between the Cape Colony and the Xhosa pastoralists who were migrating southwards and westwards along the coast. Bathurst is now part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality of the Eastern Cape.


Looking for travel information about Bathurst? Explore the best travel advice on Bathurst, South Africa. When planning a trip to Bathurst, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The Boardwalk Casino And Entertainment World, Kragga Kamma Game Park, Fushin. Also, to reach Bathurst, you'll have to take a flight to Port Elizabeth; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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- Know before you go to Bathurst

Facts and Stats for Bathurst*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bathurst

    Know the pollution level of Bathurst before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Bathurst - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 91.38 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bathurst

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bathurst

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 61.43 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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