• Guest Rating: (3)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse and Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 34
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One of Grahamstown`s best-loved landmarks, The Cock House offers you country home comfort and elegant dining in the historic "City of Saints".

Named after the Hon. William Cock, an enterprising 1820 Settler, the house dates back to 1826.

Today a National monument, it has been lovingly restored by your host to offer nine charming en suite guest rooms and fully-licenced Norden`s restaurant and pub. We also offer 4 self-catering 2 bedroom apartments.

In 2002 the guest house was voted winner in the heritage category of the AA Accommodation Awards.

Since opening in 1991, many guests have returned to the convivial atmosphere of The Cock House including former President Nelson Mandela and President Thabo Mbeki.

Norden`s restaurant is the perfect setting for a memorable meal. Cooking at follows traditional lines with the emphasis on good presentation and flavour.

Tailor-made set menus are available for all occasions from 21st birthdays and cocktail parties to wedding receptions and small conferences. Light lunches can be arranged for tour groups on a day tour of Grahamstown.

Accommodation at The Cock House:
Each of the nine double guest rooms is individual and special, whether located in the main house or in the converted stables.

All have bath and/or shower, hair drier, television with selected DSTV (satellite), telephone and tea/coffee facilities with homemade biscuits.

One room is a family sleeping four while room 4 and room 6 boast magnificent four-poster beds. Heating and electric blankets will keep you snug in winter and overhead fans cool the rooms in summer.

Self-catering accommodation is available in 4 x 2 bedroom well-equipped flats. The main bedroom has a queen bed and the 2nd bedroom twin beds. Lounge / dining room and kitchen. One full bathroom.

Activities:

* Frontier Country Route
* Addo Elephant Park
* Shamwari Game Reserve
* Beaches of Port Alfred, Kenton-on-Sea
* Walking tours, city and township tours
* Valley of the Ancient Voices

Cancellation Policy:
- Less than 7 days forfeit full room rate
- 7 to 14 days forfeit 75%
- 14 to 21 forfeit 50%
- 21 to 28 forfeit 25%
Facilities & Services available:
Honeymoon Couples
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi
English
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV

The Cock House is a Guesthouse and Self-Catering in Grahamstown Eastern Cape South Africa
Directions:

From Port Elizabeth/Garden Route:

- Take second left exit off N2 signed "George Street/Business District".

- Turn left at bridge into George Street.

- At 4-way stop turn right into Market Street and The Cock House is on the right corner (10 Market St).

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Rooms and Units Available at The Cock House

Room 5
1 Queen Bed. Bath and Shower.Please Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 6
4 Poster Queen Bed
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 1
1 x Queen Size Bed. Shower no bath.Please Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 7
1 Queen and 2 Single Beds. Can Sleep 4 People.Rate for 3 is R 1,830.00 and 4 guests is R 2,240.00Please Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 2
1 x Queen Size Bed. Shower OnlyPlease Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 3
1 x Queen Bed. Shower OnlyPlease Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 4
Four Poster Queen Bed. Private Patio Braai area. Shower OnlyPlease Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 8
1 x Queen Size Bed. Bath and Shower.Please Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Room 9
1 x Queen Size Bed. Bath and Shower.Please Note during specific seasons our rates are higher. Please request a quote for dates you are wanting accommodation for.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Apartment 1
2 bedroom apartment. Lounge, dining room, kitchen
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Apartment 2
2 bedroom apartment. Lounge, dining room, kitchen
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Apartment 3
2 bedroom apartment. Lounge, dining room, kitchen
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Apartment 4
2 bedroom apartment. Lounge, dining room, kitchen and a full bathroom. TV in the lounge with DSTV.
Amount of units/rooms available: 1
Maximum Persons per: 2
Apartment 4
2 bedroom self catering apartment. 1 Queen Bed and 2 single beds. Lounge area and fully equipped kitchen.
Maximum Persons per: 5
Apartment 3
2 bedroom self catering apartment. 1 Queen Bed and 2 single beds. Lounge area and fully equipped kitchen.
Maximum Persons per: 5
Apartment 2
2 bedroom self catering apartment. 1 Queen Bed and 2 single beds. Lounge area and fully equipped kitchen.
Maximum Persons per: 5
Apartment 1
2 bedroom self catering apartment. 1 Queen Bed and 2 single beds. Lounge area and fully equipped kitchen.
Maximum Persons per: 5
Latest Reviews
Very good. My one request would be to add lace or similar curtains to the back outside rooms for more privacy.
Monique Rutter Feb 2011
Very helpful staff. Nice food. Noisy dog next door - but manager very helpful to move us to another room away from the noisy dog for the second night. Will stay there again.
Benji Steynberg Sep 2008
We were very happy with the quality of the service and the attitude of staff and management.
Fr Michael Lapsley Aug 2008