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About Conservation Academy

Conservation Academy is a wildlife management and conservation academy offering accommodation for school groups and individuals looking for basic, no-frills accommodation. The accommodation available sleeps between two and seven guests in Self-catering Units and Dorm Rooms.

The Self-catering Units are all equipped with comfortable beds, with bedding provided, and a fully equipped kitchen. There are no TVs and no towels are provided, however the Dorm Rooms and Silo Room all have tea and coffee-making facilities. Meals are provided on request for groups and laundry can be done in nearby Grahamstown.

Guests can explore the numerous walking and hiking trails and get to know a bit more about the conservation projects the academy has to offer. Nearby, guests will find the Addo Elephant National Park, Shamwari Game Reserve, and horse trails. Don’t forget about the annual Grahamstown Art Festival in mid-winter.

Wedding Venues: Simple small wedding venue. Green Shed - eating/living area seats 30-40 at tables. Stage for wedding table. Power. Equipped kitchen. No chapel on site (closest Grahamstown). Seating on outside verandah. Overnight accommodation.

Conference Venues: Green Shed - venue for small wedding party meetings AGMS etc. Tables + chairs for 40. Shed seats 50 without tables. Stage for staff/committee/VIP guests/speaker seating. Equipped kitchen. Tea/coffee eats provided on request. Plug points. Braai area.

Family friendly: Units sleep families together or apart as they are located close together.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 59
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Payment in full before arrival. No card facilities.

Conservation Academy Rooms

Reviews for Conservation Academy

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Colin Willoughby
02 April 2018

We had a really nice stay. The Silo room was exactly as described and everyone was helpful. It was dark coming in off the highway so I recommend arriving during the daylight hours.

Sara Cardin, Spain
07 September 2016

Personal muy atento, está bastante alejado de Grahamstown

Eddie von Bargen, South Africa
05 January 2016

Overnighted in the Silo. Clean, friendly, cozy, in the hills, was a pleasant evening. Good ablutions and shower.

Katharina Dechand, Germany
25 April 2014

We had only 1 night there so I cannot really evaluate. But the owner was very friendly, we felt totally comfortable! And everything was clean, the water hot. Perfect, thanks a lot!

Warren Kohler, South Africa
06 July 2013

The accommodation was great value for money offering a rustic but fully equipped self catering unit. We enjoyed the farm environment and the warm and friendly host. Will definitely book again.

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Conservation Academy Map

Conservation Academy is 7.2km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 118.9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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