Accommodation near The University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is one of the oldest universities in Southern Africa. It is located in the Eastern Cape and has 3 campuses, one in Alice, one in Bhisho (the provincial capital) and one in East London ( the university's only coastal campus). The university is historically important in both South Africa and the continent as a whole.

The University of Fort Hare first opened its doors to students in 1916. At the time it was a unique and extraordinarily progressive institution, being the only Western-style educational institution on the continent which provided a universally accepted standard of education to black people from South Africans and those from across sub-Saharan Africa.

Many of the university's alumni went on to play significant roles in various independence struggles and newly-formed democratic governments. In 1959 however, it was amalgamated into the discriminatory Apartheid system.

Today the University of Fort Hare takes a proud role in South Africa's post-Apartheid public education system. Like any healthy institution it is continually growing and metamorphosing. The original campus in Alice (about 50 kilometres west of King William's Town) has spawned 2 satellite campuses, the most recent of which being the East London campus, which was taken over from Rhodes University and serves as the it's only urban campus. Across theses 3 campuses there is a student body of over 10 000.

The university has 5 faculties: Education, Science and Agriculture, Social Sciences and Humanities, Management and Commerce and Law. There are a number of research facilities too and numerous outreach programmes.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.



Lothlorien Cottage Hogsback
20.2 km

From R545* unit

Lothlorien is one of Hogsback's most charming luxury thatched cottages. This large (double storey) cottage is situated on a spacious two hectare plot of land in the midst of an orchard ensuring com... More Info

Swallowtail Country Estate
20.8 km

From R140* unit

We came to Hogsback and fell in love with the wonderful mountains and sweet clean air. Realising that there was no caravan park - and as we had been members of a caravan club for more than 25 years - ... More Info

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Kings Lodge
20.9 km

From R765* unit

Kings Lodge offers you a variety of accommodation styles. Our hotel section offers accommodation, bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast. We also offer self-catering units in the hotel gar... More Info

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Maple Grove Hogsback
21.3 km

From R360 pps

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Discover the enchanted world of Hogsback, A world of mountain streams and waterfalls, and majestic scenic sights, A world of mist and snow and cozy fireside nights. A world of walks and trails In dapp... More Info

Rose Cottage
21.3 km

From R600* unit

Rose Cottage is a wonderful self-catering unit that is fully furnished and equipped for a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Hogsback.... More Info

21.3 km


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From R275 pps

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The Ikhaya cottage is situated in the little village of Hogsback in the Amatola mountains... More Info

Never Daunted
21.4 km

From R550* unit

We offer five fully equipped, self-catering cottages overlooking a beautiful garden and the Hogsback mountains. The cottages are surrounded by indigenous trees, flowers and shrubs. Inquisitive Samango... More Info

Peppertree House BnB and Self-Catering
22.8 km

From R345 pps

Peppertree House offers both BnB and Self-Catering accommodation in a Victorian-style home and five recently renovated and comfortable cottages. Accommodation in the main house consists of two Double ... More Info

Sandil's Rest
40 km

From R1700* unit

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Sandile's Rest is a 137 hectare mountain retreat with its own trout farm, timber plantations, indigenous forests, streams, wetlands, and wildlife. Once arrived, the sights, sounds, and smells will mak... More Info

Hartebeesfontein Farm House
44.7 km

From R2000* unit

Hartebeesfontein Farm House built in the 1890's by James and Eliza Edwards is a luxurious Victorian farm house on the northern slopes of the Katberg mountain range. A different way to experience WAYL... More Info

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Awesome is the only word to describe this holiday. Thank you
- Fiona Strydom

Paradise for travellers. Recommended
- Mariche Van Der Walt

Beautiful gem set amongst woods and mountains. Lovely waterfalls and walks. A well-kept secret. There is only one grocery shop and signal is limited so drawing money and paying by card is frustrating.
- Elmarie Greyling

Gem of a place
- Antoinette Du Plessis

Magical !!! did i mention "MAGICAL" !!!
- Chantelle Swannell