Travel guide to Grahamstown, Frontier Country
From lodges to resorts and guesthouses, Grahamstown accommodation offers a wide range of options to you, the intrepid traveller, who seeks adventure or just a relaxing vacation. Regardless of why you are travelling to the town, there is something to meet your needs. This makes searching for accommodation in Grahamstown much more pleasurable, as we have compiled an exciting mix of options that will have you packing your bags straight after selecting the one you like the most.
Home to a multitude of cultures, from Xhosa and Afrikaans to English and Indian as well as Asian inhabitants, Grahamstown was founded in 1812 and has seen its fair share of conflict. Since then, however, it has transformed itself into a peaceful town with a myriad of attractions, including numerous military outposts, which have become major tourist pullers. The town has a diversity of flora and fauna, with certain locations being solely reserved for the conservation of animals and plant life.
The town's small size means that most of these attractions will, more than likely, be close to your Grahamstown accommodation. Adventurers will find the scope of activities to be as overwhelming as the diversity of the town's ecology. You can partake in water, land and air based activities, including abseiling, hang-gliding, river rafting and bungee jumping, among many other thrilling sports. For those seeking a calmer yet still adventurous journey, there are hiking trails, game viewing locations, museums and archaeological attractions that will keep you upbeat throughout your stay.
Your accommodation in Grahamstown will come with many benefits, as the hospitality is exceptional and the facilities outstanding. What's more, if you are in Grahamstown during the winter months, you can look forward to the National Arts Festival, Africa's biggest arts festival, which runs for 11 days from June to July. You will be dazzled by both the main programme as well as the Fringe and will have an opportunity to meet both local and international artists who flock to the town to showcase their artistic prowess.
Needless to say, whenever you decide to visit the town, this part of the Frontier Country will have something to keep you busy and there is plenty of Grahamstown accommodation for you to select from.