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About The Cock House

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. Norden's Restaurant and the pub close on a Sunday afternoon after the lunch service. (No dinners on Sunday evenings unless by prior arrangement).

Since opening in 1991, many guests have returned to the convivial atmosphere of The Cock House, including President Nelson Mandela on three occasions. We are centrally located to explore the historic Grahamstown, South Africa's festival city and home to Rhodes University and many prominent schools.

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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Apartements
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Lunch
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Suites
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Room 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views see more Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from $75 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Room 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from $75 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Room 7 Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom see more Twin beds, Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            from $75 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Room 5 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
                from $75 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Room 3 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                    from $75 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Room 4 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                        from $75 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • Room 6 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Television
                            from $75 For 2 guests
                            • Adults
                              • Room 8 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
                                from $75 For 2 guests
                                • Adults
                                  • Room 9 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                                    from $75 For 2 guests
                                    • Adults
                                      • Apartments Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 These apartments have two bedrooms; one with a queen-size bed and the other with twin beds. There is a bathroom with... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fan, Heater see more Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Hair Dryer
                                        from $80 For 2 guests
                                        • Rooms Adults

                                          Reviews for The Cock House

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                                          Lisa McGregor
                                          05 November 2019

                                          We had planned to spend our stay experiencing the whole Cockhouse deal - pre-dinner drinks in the pub, dinner in their acclaimed dining room, Norden's restaurant, followed by coffee in the lounge and then to bed in an upstairs room in the main house. Upon arrival we were offered an outside room and informed that we would not be able to eat in the dining room as it had been booked for a function, but could have our dinner in the pub at 5.30pm! Breakfast too was a disappointing affair - with most things from coffee to butter having to have to be specially requested and the stewed fruit only...
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                                          Michael Mina
                                          26 December 2018

                                          Host and hostess very hospitable.Facilities clean, comfortable and extremely adequate.

                                          Kennedy Maxwell
                                          20 November 2017

                                          Unit 4 was comfortable. The patio to Unit 4 is delightful. There is considerable maintenance required.

                                          Samantha Southey, South Africa
                                          05 April 2016

                                          Superb!  Comfortable, amazing breakfasts and friendly staff.  A special thank you to Jacque for making us feel so welcome.  Robert & Samantha Southey

                                          Pamela Reynolds, South Africa
                                          04 April 2016

                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.   The staff were very friendly,helpful and obliging.   We have no hesitation in recommending the Cock House.

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                                          The Cock House is 1.5km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 127km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling