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The Cock House

10 Reviews
 Sleeps 36
Response Rate: 100%
Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
 Minimum stay: 1 Days
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Type: Guest 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.

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.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Family friendly: We offer babysitting services.

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kennedy maxwell
November 2017
Unit 4 was comfortable. The patio to Unit 4 is delightful. There is considerable maintenance required.
samantha southey, south africa
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
April 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.   The staff were very friendly,helpful and obliging.   We have no hesitation in recommending the Cock House.
conrad schulz, south africa
March 2016
The food at this establishment is wonderful but the overall service is horrible. When we arrived they had no idea of our reservation or the fact that we have paid a deposit. It is not acceptable for a guest to have to go into the kitchen to ask for a napkin or tomato sauce. The management and staff training of the Cock House needs a serious shake-up otherwise there will be no business left very... Read more
tom eden, south africa
February 2016
Very comfortable.

The Cock House location

The Cock House is 1.5km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 127km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
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