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The refined, historic town of Grahamstown is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The town is a major centre for learning with the esteemed Rhodes University at its core.

Grahamstown is regarded as... Show more

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4.0 out of 5

Margrit Heuser

To visit the Town, best bakery in South Africa. Good restaurants and very friendly people.

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16 accommodation listings in Grahamstown. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

The Smokey Moon Backpackers

Backpacker, Camps, Self Catering in Grahamstown

The Smokey Moon Backpackers is located on a farm in Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape. The farm offers communal and se...

Braai Area
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Pet Friendly
Camps

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R400

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Baobab Cottage @ Amblewood

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Situated in the heart of Grahamstown, but nestled in a quiet street with peace and privacy.

These charming cottages...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R560.0

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Milkwood Cottage @ Amblewood

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Situated in the heart of Grahamstown, but nestled in a quiet street with peace and privacy.

These charming cottages...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R560.0

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Maple Cottage @ Amblewood

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Situated in the heart of Grahamstown, but nestled in a quiet street with peace and privacy.

These charming cottages...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R550.0

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'Park Off' Guest House

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Grahamstown

'Park Off' Guest House is situated in the lush garden of a suburban home on the corner of Park Road and Fitzroy Stree...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Internet access
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R860

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Cove Cottage @ Amblewood

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Situated in the heart of Grahamstown, but nestled in a quiet street with peace and privacy.

These charming cottages...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R660.0

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Auld House B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Grahamstown

Your Grahamstown Bed and Breakfast accommodation needs will be met at this lovely Victorian B&B.

Set in a tranquil...

Braai Area
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R700

per night

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Mountain Dew Cottage

Cottages, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Mountain Dew Cottage is a park home cottage situated in Grahamstown close to Rhodes University and VG High School. I...

Braai Area
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Internet access

FROM

R380

per night

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Amazing Grace

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Grahamstown

This is a newly renovated and stylish self-catering home, full of quaint vintage treasures. Amazing Grace oozes old c...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Fireplace

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R800.0

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Seven Fountains Farm

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Seven Fountains Farm is a beautiful facility that sits halfway between Grahamstown and the Indian Ocean. Seven Founta...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
Fireplace

FROM

R900

per night

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AppleBee Guest Cottage - Grahamstown

Cottages, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Clean, fresh country decor give AppleBee Cottages their unique warmth and charm. They are situated just far enough fr...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
DSTV
Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities

FROM

R730

per night

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Loerie Cabin

Bungalows, Self Catering in Sunnyside, Grahamstown

Loerie Cabin is a wooden cabin in Grahamstown in a quiet natural area very close to Rhodes and The Botanical Gardens....

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
TV
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
Internet access

FROM

R400

per night

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Antique Silk B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Antique Silk is a stylish two bed roomed flat (inter leading room), with twin beds in both rooms. There is an ensuite...

Parking on Premises
WiFi
Internet access
Pet Friendly
DSTV
TV

FROM

R510

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Mhambi - The Traveller B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Colourful, private and secure, Mhambi cottage lies at the top of George Street looking up to Makana’s Kop in Grahamst...

Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Laundry facilities
Pet Friendly
DSTV

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R750

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Settler's Rest B&B and Game Lodge

Chalets, Game Lodges, Self Catering in Grahamstown

Settlers Rest Lodge accommodation is made up of fully equipped 2-bedroom lodge as well as 3 individual chalets, consi...

Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Pet Friendly
Full Kitchen

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Oak Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Grahamstown

Situated in historical Bathurst Street, Oak Lodge Guesthouse offers a relaxed atmosphere and authentic home-from-home...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Pet Friendly
Bar

FROM

R1320

per night

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Grahamstown Reviews

Margrit Heuser
02 August 2018

To visit the Town, best bakery in South Africa. Good restaurants and very friendly people.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

More info about Grahamstown

The refined, historic town of Grahamstown is located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The town is a major centre for learning with the esteemed Rhodes University at its core.

Grahamstown is regarded as many things; a frontier town where British and Xhosa battled to the bitter end, the city of Saints, owing to the large amount of churches scattered throughout the town, Settler City with its connotation to British settlers who arrived here en masse in 1820, and South Africa’s art and science capital where two popular festivals take place annually.

Being a student town, Grahamstown has a youthful cheerfulness about it that contrasts with the harsh and unforgiving past with which this town was once associated.

 

Top 8 reasons to visit Grahamstown

1. You can wander the streets to view the magnificent Victorian and Edwardian buildings, the historic cathedral and 40 churches – some with clock towers, and climb Makana’s Kop where the Xhosa made their last stand against the British. The 1820 Settler Monument is also worth visiting, as is the Provost prison (opened by appointment).

2. The Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Africa’s largest, is an 11-day uncensored celebration of art showcasing all manner of art forms, from street theatre to dance. An alternate fringe programme allows any artist to participate, however, the artist must pay their own costs.

3. The National Science Festival – Scifest – brings together the finest scientific minds to discuss and explore a particular theme. The event draws over 50000 visitors annually and renowned local and international speakers are invited to present their views on the chosen subject.

4. A visit to the Makana Botanical Gardens is a relaxing affair amongst the greenery, colourful indigenous plants and ancient trees. The Garden occasionally has free music concerts, and the Grahamstown Flower Festival is held here in early spring.

5. The Observatory Museum has a fascinating Victorian camera obscura, one of only two remaining worldwide. This optical device is setup to project a panoramic view of the town directly onto a flat surface.

6. You are 65kms away from the Eastern Cape’s premier private nature park, the 25000ha Shamwari Game Reserve. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive to see the Big 5 (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo) and visit the wildlife rehabilitation centre to see the sterling conservation work being done here.

7. Join the Spirits of the Past Tour for a visit into the Valley of the Ancient Voices where rock art and various artefacts have been discovered. The tour includes a lunch over an oration of wonderful stories relating to Grahamstown.

8. Spend the day on the beautiful swimming beaches of Port Alfred, 55kms from Grahamstown. The consistent breaks at the pier is the local surfer’s secret and anglers catch huge sharks at the river mouth.

 

Transport

The nearest international airport to Grahamstown is Port Elizabeth International, 130kms away. East London airport is 170kms for domestic flights only. Car rental companies operate out of Grahamstown and the main airports, however, a vehicle can be ordered online. All major intercity bus lines run via Grahamstown to either Cape Town or Port Elizabeth.

 

Did you know?

Grocott’s Mail is the oldest independent community newspaper in South Africa, still being published under the same name and from the same building in Grahamstown. The only change is that the newspaper can now be read online! Rhodes University journalism students contribute many of the articles.

The South African Library for the Blind is based in Grahamstown. The library lends out recorded audio and Braille books, along with playback equipment, to the visually and physically impaired. A free postal service ensures that books and equipment are delivered to members located throughout the country.