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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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Jenny's Guest House

From R550 PPS


Ideally situated in Grahamstown / Makhanda, Jenny's, 4 star, Guest House caters for all discerning travellers. Our close proximity to St Andrew's College, Diocesan School for Girls, as well as Kin... Read More

 
A Stone's Throw Accommodation Grahamstown

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A Stone' Throw Accommodation - Nestled on the hilltops above Grahamstown. Offering country living "A Stone's Throw" from the University town of Grahamstown, where you can enjoy panoramic vistas and w... Read More

 
Bukela Game Lodge - Amakhala Game Reserve

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Bukela Game Lodge is a 5-star luxury lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve, Addo Eastern Cape, South Africa. Accommodation at this tranquil luxury game lodge is provided in four suites and ten luxury saf... Read More

 
Mimosa

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Mimosa Bed & Breakfast is situated in Grahamstown, the educational and festival hub of the Eastern Cape Makana Region. There a wonderful opportunities to explore the Eastern Cape from this remarkable,... Read More

 
Aries Guest

From R575 PPS


Aries Guest is a modern self-catering apartment situated in the historic village of Grahamstown. The apartment consists of a lounge and a fully fitted kitchen. There are two double bedrooms, sharing a... Read More

 
28 Stones Hill Guest House

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28 Stones Hill Guest House offers you a warm and welcoming getaway with farm-style tranquillity. This retreat, situated just a few steps from the historic City of Grahamstown, provides a rare c... Read More

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1-on-Ross

From R475 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

 
30 on Oatlands Road Accommodation

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30 on Oatlands offers you warm, welcoming and affordable accommodation in the oak tree-lined suburb of Oatlands, in Grahamstown. The guest house is within easy walking distance of various local attrac... Read More

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Grahamstown Reviews

Grahamstown Accommodation is rated 4.3 / 5 based on 51 reviews from guests booking with Sleeping-OUT.

Grahamstown
Lovely peaceful town. The people are super friendly. Just didn't have time to explore further
- Ann Gadinabokao

Grahamstown
Good small city, hot weather
- Nonhlanhla Mqadi

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

Grahamstown
A small town not much to do , but the food at restaurants was delicious
- Lindiwe Ncube

Grahamstown
Grahamstown is an interesting and well known city in the Eastern Cape. Plenty to do and see and home to the famous Rhodes University. Well worth a visit!
- Louise Cloete

Grahamstown
A cool place perfect for learning as I was there to accompany my daughter at Rhodes University
- Gladys Mapheto

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