Jenny's Guest House is within easy reach of the city centre, Rhodes University, St Andrew's College, Graeme College and the Diocesan School for Girls, as well as historic places of interest associated with Grahamstown. Grahamstown is close to the Sunshine Coast, via the historic villages of Bathurst or Salem and it is halfway between Port Elizabeth and East London.

Malaria free Game Farms are within easy access and offer an added attraction to Grahamstown and the Eastern Cape.

Other Grahamstown attractions include:

  • Rhodes University - Where leaders learn

  • Old Post Box - oldest post box in the country

  • Monument - 'Living Monument' to the 1820 Settlers

  • Church Square - Centre of historical building facades in Grahamstown

  • The Cathedral - Catherdral of St Michael and St George building was started in 1824 and finally completed 128 years later in 1952.

  • Old Mutual Building - Historical building in the Church Square

  • Albany Museum - Albany Museum Complex

  • Observation Museum - houses the Victorian Camera Obsura in the Southern Hemisphere

  • Rat & Parrot - you have not been to Grahamstown if you have not been to the Rat & Parrot!


Gunfire Hill and Monument

Gunfire Hill and the Monument to the 1820 Settlers - home of the internationally renowned Grahamstown Arts Festival and Sci-Fest - to get good view of the city nestling between the surrounding hills

Oldest Postbox

Post a letter in the Oldest Postbox in the country

University & Campuses

Take a drive around our excellent university and school campuses

Rat & Parrot

Visit the famous Rat and Parrot

Outdoor Activities

Hiking, fishing in both salt water and fresh water, horse trails on farms and at the coast and many different sports can be enjoyed - including sky diving and golf at a number of very good courses in the area

Observatory Museum

Observatory Museum, housing the famous Camera Obscura, where the first diamond in South Africa was identified

'Old Four Legs' the Coelacanth

Visit ‘old four-legs’, the Coelacanth at South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity in Somerset Street

The Culture

Familiarize yourself with culture of the peoples of the area. Take in the Museums, International Library of African Instruments, local witchdoctor's shop and a township tour complete with traditional Xhosa meal

The Addo Elephant Park

Experience wild life with a game drive at one of the many private game reserves, the Addo Elephant Park or Great Fish River Reserve

Historical Buildings

Soak up the beauty of the historical buildings in Church Square - enjoy a quiet walk through the Cathedral of St Michael and St George with its
magnificent lead paned windows

Makana Meadery

Taste the local product made from Honey - at the Makana Meadery

Explore Neighbouring Towns

Explore the outlying villages of Bathurst and Riebeeck East and stunning coastal resort towns of Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea, less than an hour away.

Explore the outlying villages of Bathurst and Riebeeck East and stunning coastal resort towns of Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea, less than an hour away.

Bathurst Agricultural Museum

Accredited Guest House


9 Dulverton Road, Grahamstown, 6139

Tel: +27 (46) 636 1541

Fax: +27 (86) 683 7652

Cell: +27 (79) 374 7446

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