Grahamstown Accommodation

Grahamstown is a small city in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, situated 120 kilometres from Port Elizabeth and 180 kilometres from East London. Grahamstown is choc-full of history and pretty buildings and accommodation in Grahamstown is most in-demand during the annual Grahamstown Festival.

Grahamstown is historically significant in South Africa as an old frontier town. It was originally established as a military outpost in 1812 by Colonel John Graham. At the time, it lay at the frontier between the British Cape colony and the traditional Xhosa lands. However, as tends to happen, its military significance declined and it grew into a thriving little city - at one point the second largest city in South Africa with only Cape Town ahead of it.

Grahamstown is sprinkled with reminders of its colourful history. A variety of old beautiful Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian styled buildings play host to shops, hotels and houses and numerous memorial sites and old forts pay homage to events and people of the past. Grahamstown boasts 70 heritage sites.

Despite its history, it is still best known for Rhodes University and the annual Grahamstown Festival - a theatre, dance, music and art festival which attracts some of South Africa's creative giants and 1000's of swooning arts lovers. The festival is a major injection of money into the town's economy as well as energy into the sleepy winter atmosphere when the students are away.

During term time, the town buzzes with a young energy as students stroll the streets, frequent the bars and relax on patches of grass. It has an exciting, intellectual vibe too as scholars and academics congregate to discuss new ideas.

Grahamstown is  a sought after holiday destination, given its proximity to the Eastern Cape's Sunshine Coast and the long stretches of beach it offers. There are also a number of malaria and bilharzia-free game reserves in the area where it is possible to see the Big Five.

Things to do in Grahamstown itself include visiting the various monuments, such as the Settlers Monument, which offers sweeping views of the whole town, and taking a township tour.

If you choose to visit the area, and stay in one of the many fabulous Grahamstown guesthouses, you won't be disappointed. There is plenty to see in and do and people from the Eastern Cape are famously friendly.

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A quick look at our website will give you the information you need to make your choice. You will find reviews and you will also be able to compare prices and find wonderfully affordable accommodation in Grahamstown.

Are you planning the perfect getaway but have not yet found your ideal Grahamstown accommodation? By using our easy website, you can find great accommodation of all types, whether it is a cosy bed and breakfast or a comfortable lodge. We have thousands of easy to find listings for self-catering facilities, holiday homes, guest houses and hotels as well as backpackers, chalets, caravan facilities, villas and apartments, giving you a wide variety of options when it comes to your accommodation in Grahamstown.

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To help you find the right place to stay, we have a number of tools that you can use, including a map. This will help you to pin point exactly where you will be staying and it will show you the accommodation facilities that are closest to where you will be. Regardless of the reason for your visit to Grahamstown, we can guarantee that you will find the type of accommodation you are looking for.

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Reviews are vital these days when it comes to finding safe, reliable accommodation. Knowing what to expect can help to ease your decision making. For each accommodation facility listed on this website, you will find reviews and ratings.

But reviews for Grahamstown accommodation is not the only information you will find.

Want to know if your Grahamstown accommodation is pet-friendly or allows smoking? All of that information is included on the listings page. You will also be able to find which activities are on offer and the sort of amenities included with each room. All of this information will help you to make an informed decision before you make any payments to, giving you more peace of mind about your choice. We include all of the contact details of the self-catering accommodation, holiday homes, guest houses and hotels as well as backpackers, chalets, caravan facilities, villas and apartments in Grahamstown which are featured on this website, so you also have the option of getting directly in touch with the place.

Find listings all over Grahamstown

Regardless of where you are staying, we feature Grahamstown accommodation in that area of the province. You have options of Grahamstown guest houses, lodges and bed and breakfasts, among others, ranging from your more affordable, lower prices to your more luxurious options.

Business accommodation in Grahamstown

So, you are not visiting for a holiday but rather for business and all you need is a place to stay for a night or two? The bed and breakfast options, as well as the lodges, are generally preferred by business people and you will find all types, from your more luxurious lodges to your simple, self-catering bed and breakfast. Each will give you a safe roof over your head while you are in the province. Grahamstown accommodation is not only affordable but well situated. If you are doing business in this area, this is a great accommodation choice.

Holiday accommodation in Grahamstown

Spending more than a few days in the province? Perhaps you are indulging in a tour of the region and you are looking for a few places to stay? Browsing through our listed self-catering accommodation, holiday homes, guest houses and hotels as well as backpackers, chalets, caravan facilities, villas and apartments in Grahamstown will give you all of the information you need to make your selection. And once you have found the ideal place to stay, you can either request a quote or make your booking directly on this website.

Sleeping-OUT.co.za is designed to make finding and booking accommodation in Grahamstown easier than your traditional methods of sourcing a place to stay! We include some great accommodation special deals in and around Grahamstown.

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Mountain View Manor
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Newly established guesthouse at Mountain View Manor with STUNNING views of Grahamstown and the surrounding mountains. Join us for a luxurious comfortable stay and a great sense of the outdoors.Accommo... Read More

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The Well
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The Well is situated in the sought after, tree lined suburb of Oatlands. We are within easy walking distance of Kingswood College, DSG and St Andrews, Rhodes and the Pick n Pay Centre. The spaciou... Read More

 
Jenny's Guest House

From R500 pps


Jenny's Guest House is situated in a quiet residential suburb in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. As you enter, the tranquil surroundings of the beautiful garden, guests will be welcomed by Gavin and Claire... Read More

 
AppleBee Guest Cottages

From R490 pps


Clean, fresh country decor gives AppleBee its unique warmth and charm. It is situated just far enough from the main road to exclude traffic noise and yet is conveniently situated 100m from St Andrew's... Read More

 
Crown River Safari

From R700 pps


1995 Springbok and Rugby World Cup winner, Hennie le Roux is the private owner of this rich landscape which abounds in fauna and flora. Crown River Safari and Wildlife Reserve is home to the Crown ... Read More

 
Mountain Dew Cottage

From R175 pps


Mountain Dew Cottage is a cozy spacious park home cottage situated in Grahamstown. We are just off of Grey Street up a short gravel road in a peaceful natural part of Grahamstown. We are close... Read More

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1-on-Ross

From R450 pps


1-on-Ross consists of three cottages nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Henry Road. It has a beautiful garden which featured in the Gardens of Grahamstown show, pool and offers braai facilities. ... Read More

 
Colonel Graham Guest House

From R660 pps


Colonel Graham Guest House in the Eastern Cape city of Grahamstown offers the ideal blend of historical charm & modern day comforts in the tranquil environs of Lansdowne Road. The two accommodation gu... Read More

 
Hotel Victoria Mews

From R667* unit


Mr. O'Donnell, an Irishman, built the hotel in 1849, trading as an Inn, Canteen and Boarding house. In 1860 Archibald Lappan took over the Hotel; in 1901 the new owner (still unknown) renamed it "Vict... Read More

 
Courtlands

From R460 pps


Centrally situated in historic New Street, Courtlands is close to the city centre. We are 50 meters from an entrance to Rhodes University Campus. Peppergrove Shopping Centre, pubs, restaurants and... Read More

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Grahamstown Reviews

Grahamstown
Town infrastructure need urgent upgrade
- Wahieda Theunissen

Grahamstown
Love Makhanda.
- Nantie Steyn

Grahamstown
Great. The parking guards are sometimes a little agressive, but the town is very beautiful.
- Nantie Steyn

Grahamstown
We have been frequenting Grahamstown for a number of years due to our son schooling there, enjoyed the variety of restaurants that are now available, was however disappointed to see the cleanliness of the town has gone down.
- Warette Bawden

Grahamstown
Disappointed about the state of the roads and the very poor water quality - this is a great concern as we are not booking accommodation there for the Arts Festival, based on these reasons.
- Heather Muller

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