Travel guide to Grahamstown, Frontier Country

Grahamstown
Frontier Country
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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.

Where to stay in Grahamstown:

Also within the Frontier Country region:

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Accommodation available in Grahamstown:

A Stone's Throw Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

2 reviews

We aim to offer warm Eastern Cape hospitality in the heart of Frontier Country, Grahamstown. Freedom is a Stone's Throw Away, stunning sunsets, country garden setting, spectacular view, bird lover's delight, scenic walks, welcome atmosphere. Attractions nearby include museums, nature trails, Thomas Baines Nature Reserve and a variety of day trips within accessible ...

A Stone's Throw Bed & Breakfast Photo

Colonel Graham Guest House

Guest House in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

9 reviews

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 and Frances Street. The three accommodation guest houses are ideally situated next to each-other, close to the city centre as well as Grahamstown's private schools and Rhodes University.Colonel Graham Guest House offers ...

Colonel Graham Guest House Photo

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Safari in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

5 reviews

One of the largest private game reserves in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Kwandwe is owner run and managed, with a strong focus on conservation and community development. The 22,000 hectares of pristine wilderness extends along 30 km of privately owned Great Fish River frontage.Kwandwe aptly means "Place of the Blue Crane" in Xhosa. We are home to a variety of wildlife ...

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Photo

Coombs Lodge

Self-catering in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

4 reviews

Situated just 20 minutes on the East London side of Grahamstown, half-way between Capetown and Durban, Coombs Lodge is a unique and special bush-camp that can accommodate up to four guests.The main complex is a stone and thatch bush lodge, with two bedrooms set adjacent to the main Lounge and Living area, connected by thatched walk-ways. Nestled in amongst Eastern Cape valley-bushveld ...

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Coombs Cottage

Self-catering in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

2 reviews

Situated just 20 minutes on the East London side of Grahamstown, approximately halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Coombs Cottage is a four bed, self-contained, thatch cottage, nestled in amongst secluded Eastern Cape valley-forest. A unique and special stopover, the farm is teeming with a variety of bird species and small game and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers. <br ...

Coombs Cottage Photo

Mhambi - The Traveller B&B

Bed and Breakfast, Self-catering in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

2 reviews

Colourful, private and secure, Mhambi cottage lies at the top of George Street looking up to Makana’s Kop in Grahamstown. The self-catering cottage offers accommodation for up to three people, and is ideal for a visiting academic or international traveller as the cottage is situated within walking distance of both town and campus. The stone-walled cottage features a single ...

Mhambi - The Traveller B&B Photo

Bushmans Gorge Lodge

Lodge in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

2 reviews

Our intimate reserve is situated just 30 km outside Grahamstown, the vibrant heart of the Frontier Country in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Our reserve is home to a wide variety of antelope, bird and insect species.Bushmans Gorge Lodge is nestled on a rocky ridge, surrounded by natural Fish ...

Bushmans Gorge Lodge Photo

Jenny's Guest House

Bed and Breakfast in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

15 reviews

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 Kingswood College and Rhodes University, make Jenny’s Guest House the perfect choice for accommodation in Grahamstown / Makhanda. Being approximately 2 km ...

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Amazing Grace

Self-catering in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

3 reviews

Amazing Grace is a renovated family home full of quaint vintage treasures. Conveniently situated within walking distance of DSG, St Andrews College, Prep. This laid back self-catering house ooze old charm, wooden floors, high ceilings and sash windows. This house sleeps eight guests comfortably and is walled in with hi-tech security, beams and alarms. A lovely outside area with a heated pool and deck ...

Amazing Grace Photo

Coombs Camp

Self-catering, Tented Camp in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

2 reviews

Situated just 20 minutes on the East London side of Grahamstown, approximately halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Coombs Camp is an eight bed, tented bush-camp, nestled in amongst secluded Eastern Cape valley-forest. The reserve is teeming with a variety of bird species and small game and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers. The lodge is set on 80 ha and is stocked with ...

Coombs Camp Photo
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