Lying in the midst of what is considered 'Frontier Country', Sidbury is one of several quaint little towns, with Grahamstown as their centre, that make up one of the most ecologically diverse regions in South Africa and the heart of thousands of hectares of nature and game conservation dedicated to returning this part of the country to its former glory as a free game roaming land.
Historical Sidbury lies just east of Shamwari Game Reserve, forming the tip of a triangle with Alicedale and Paterson, south west of Grahamstown. It is a small village modelled, in the 1830s, on the English village of Richard Daniel's memory that today still boasts two beautiful churches and a number of war graves that bear tribute to what was once war-torn fields.
This area was part of a series of fierce battles fought between British settlers and local people who regarded this land, so glibly divided and sold to settlers, as theirs.
Sidbury's celebrated cricket grounds continue to host exciting games to this day.
- Visit the churches and their graveyards.
- Take in a cricket match.
- Go game viewing at a nearby game reserve and see the Big 5.
- Ride an elephant at Kwantu Private Game Reserve.