Grahamstown The 3rd wonder of our world

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Places to See
 
The Provost Prison
 
In 1835, after the Sixth Frontier War, the Governor of the Cape, Sir Benjamin D’Urban, ordered the building of a fortified barracks and military prison on the Drostdy grounds. The Provost Prison, a Jeremy Bentham design called a ‘panopticon’, was completed in 1838. The first and only prisoners it ever housed were mutineers from Frazer’s Camp., who later suffered the most elaborate execution ever staged in South Africa.

Tel: +27 (0)46 622 2312
 
 
More attractions in the Grahamstown area:
Explore our Seven Wonders
Grahamstown Brochure
Grahamstown Travel Brochure
Ikwezi Mohair Festival