Hostels and Cheap Places to stay in Grahamstown, South Africa

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"Our 30 on Oatlands Accommodation comprises simple, neatly decorated cottage-style guest rooms.The “town collection” has a private separate well equipped garden cottage and three twin-bedded en- … More

Hostels and Cheap Places to stay in Grahamstown, South Africa

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Get to know Grahamstown (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Grahamstown.

 19th Century High Street Buildings

Known as the “City of Saints,” Grahamstown, South Africa boasts more than 40 churches – helping this picturesque little city retain its old-time charm. Bringing together the best Africa has to offer, the city of Grahamstown is well worth a visit to South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

There is tons to do in Grahamstown, whether you’re into history, recreation, culture, or nature. From your local hostel, attractions here are virtually endless. Learn more about the roots of South Africa at the Cory Library for Historical Research, or visit the 1820 Settlers National Monument to see how English settlers contributed to the country’s history.

The Eastern Cape is a perfect place to enjoy activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, skydiving, hiking, and even helicopter rides. Take your family to Fraser’s Camp Adventures to enjoy team-building activities including zipline tours, or enjoy one of the many golf courses in the area, including the Bushman Sands Golf Course, designed by Gary Player.

Check out the Makana Botanical Gardens to discover the ghost of Lady Juana Smith, or stop by the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity to study some of the fish species native to this area. Grahamstown hosts festivals throughout the year, so plan to attend one of these fun cultural celebrations.

Grahamstown also offers some unique accommodations. In addition to traditional hotels and hostels, visitors here can stay at incredible safari lodges and luxury resorts. You can also stay in town at a hostel and visit the game reserves for a day trip experience to see some of the incredible South African wildlife. Many of these facilities also offer incredible dining experiences.

Tourists can fly into either Port Elizabeth or East London, both approximately 120km from Grahamstown. From there, you can get to Grahamstown by rail, bus, or car – either paying for a taxi, or renting a vehicle and driving yourself.

Written by local enthusiast for Grahamstown hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Grahamstown hostels Jakob Lombardi

Other Nearby Cities

Kenton (42 Km / 26 mi.)
Addo (83 Km / 51 mi.)
Hogsback (88 Km / 54 mi.)
Hamburg (88 Km / 54 mi.)
Port Elizabeth (112 Km / 70 mi.)
East London (132 Km / 82 mi.)
Tarkastad (146 Km / 91 mi.)

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