Accommodation is not included in the registration. Grahamstown is a small city with few hotels but numerous B&Bs and self-catering options to suit a range of budgets and preferences. Grahamstown and the surrounding areas offer a wide range of accommodation options. There are game lodges on the outskirts of town (some up to 20-30 km away) and while these offer a relaxed atmosphere, they may require a long daily drive to the conference and back. Closer to, and in town, are a range of specialised Guest Houses and there are also a couple of hotels (three star). As Grahamstown is a small town, it is also possible to book accommodation near to campus, but this should be booked early. The University also offers accommodation in nicely appointed university residence rooms.
The best site to find out about the variety of accommodation options is http://www.grahamstownaccommodation.co.za . Here you can look up the guest houses and hotels.
Some recommended accommodation options within walking distance of the University campus include:
- Graham Hotel (3-star) www.grahamhotel.com
- High Corner Guest House www.highcorner.co.za
- 137 On High www.137onhigh.co.za
- Evelyn House www.grahamstown.co.za/listing/evelyn_house_f0
- Hill Street Manor www.hillstreetmanor.co.za
- Bartholomew’s Loft www.bartholomewsloft.co.za
- Courtlands B&B www.courtlands.co.za
Other links to accommodation can also be found at: www.grahamstown.co.za . This site offers an accommodation finding service, which may help you select suitable accommodation. Again, try to identify accommodation close to the university within walking distance.