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About Somerset Guest House

The warm atmosphere in the cottage is created with wooden flooring, high ceilings and skylights, which is accentuated through our old-fashioned hospitality.

Quaint cottage, centrally located in Grahamstown and on the doorsteps of St Andrews College, DSG and Rhodes University. It is within walking distance of the town and all its amenities.

This home-away-from home consists of five serene, en-suite rooms, an entertainment area with indoor braai facility, a lobby lounge with inviting fireplace, and secure off-street parking.

Grahamstown is an historic attraction. From the 1820 Settlers' National Monument, Albany Museum and the Observatory Museum to mention a few.

For activities surrounding Grahamstown there are day safari's available, the Kwantu Elephant Sanctuary for a close encounter, and many more. Once a year Grahamstown hosts the National Arts Festival.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

* 50% deposit payable to secure booking, balance to be paid 48 hours prior to date of arrival. Unless by arrangement.

* No Smoking, unless - booked out by a group.

* No pets.

* Check in by 2pm (unless by prior arrangement).
* Check out by 11am (unless by prior arrangement).

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Somerset Guest House is 0.4km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 125.9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Grahamstown

Observatory Museum

(0.8 km from Grahamstown)

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Great Fish River Reserve

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Thomas Baines Nature Reserve

(9.6 km from Grahamstown)

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Bucklands Private Game Reserve

(30.7 km from Grahamstown)

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