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One of Grahamstown's best-loved landmarks, The Cock House offers you country home comfort and elegant dining in South Africa’s Festival City. Built in 1826, this charming Victorian home has been lovingly restored and is a declared National Monument. Accommodation consists of nine double en-suite rooms and four spacious two-bedroom apartments with kitchens, lounges and dining areas. The warm and welcoming main house features a cosy pub, a lounge/library and Norden's Restaurant. Norden's is renowned for its innovative menu offering delicious South African cuisine, complemented by an excellent wine selection. Since opening in 1991, many guests have returned to the convivial atmosphere of The Cock House, including President Nelson Mandela on three occasions. Linking the Garden Route and the Wild Coast, a two to three night stay is recommended to enjoy Frontier Country, the Sunshine Coast and nearby game reserves such as Addo Elephant National Park.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Breakfast included
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Microwave
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Classic
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Full view
Getting there
Port Elizabeth Airport70 mi
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

While Makhanda is looking very disheveled due to terrible municipal mismanagement (which will, hopefully, be fixed soon), The Cock House retains its air of grace and history and rooms 1 to 5 (we stayed in 2) are spacious and comfortable and open onto the pretty...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank ShinyBriony
Response from 476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock HouseResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ShinyBriony :)

Reviewed October 3, 2018

We stayed at the Cock House for two nights while doing work in Grahamstown. The rooms and dining room were very comfortable and atmospheric and the beds and bedding great. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Dinners and breakfast were excellent. The weather was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank LoveTravel820998
Response from 476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock HouseResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for the great review Michelle H :)

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

My stay at the cock house was great. It had been my second visit. The manager and the rest of the staff made our stay very comfortable.Our first visit was in May-June and the second one was in August, the rooms were always clean and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Extraordinary818470
Response from 476chantals, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock HouseResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your review Extraordinary818470!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Had a fabulous dinner there during the Grahamstown festival. Elegant dining, laid back ambiance, personal attention from the manageress. Food recommendations were excellent. The three of us each ate something different - all were highly praised - will definitely return. Complimentary glasses of gluhwein helped...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Wendles542
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Stayed over during the schools provincial water-polo tournament 7-13 Dec 2017; rooms were clean and comfortable; staff and service was excellent; food was really good - dinners and breakfasts; nice, cosy bar and lounge area with fireplace - great for evening drinks and social with...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank notherns2017
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"Only ate there, did not stay at the hotel"
Wendles542
Jul 9, 2018
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"Stayed in the family unit - comfortable and clean"
notherns2017
Dec 15, 2017
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"Only room 6"
404Charmain
Aug 24, 2016
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"We stayed on the 1st floor and street can get a bit noisy but all the garden cottages was fully booked."
wilnaventer
Apr 20, 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$95 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGrahamstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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