DIRECT SALES RATES 2015 (Nett not commissionable)


 Per Person B&B  

1 Jan 15 - 31 Dec 15*

 3-night Stay and Over**




Sharing Double

R 510.00 

R 460.00 

Single Room

R 620.00 

R 570.00 

1st extra bed supplement 

R 260.00 

R 240.00 

2nd extra bed supplement 

R 240.00 

R 220.00 

All above rates include full English breakfast and VAT at 14%.  4-11 years R150.00 each, under 4 years free of charge.
*except Festival.  ** except High Season periods: Rhodes Orientation, Rhodes Graduation, Sci-Fest and National Arts Festival.

Summary of Facilities

We can accommodate up to 34 guests sharing double as follows:

  • 9 double rooms, including 1 family room and 2 suites, all with bath and/or shower, TV (with MNET and selected DSTV), telephone, tea/coffee making facilities.
  • 4 apartments with two bedrooms, bath and shower, lounge with TV (MNET and selected DSTV) and kitchen.  The  apartments, located next door to The Cock House, have been beautifully appointed to complement the Victorian style of The Cock House.  Each unit can accommodate up to 5 people.
  • Rooms 4 and 6 are honeymoon favorites with beautiful four-poster beds
  • Elegant dining at Norden’s Restaurant open lunch and dinner daily (except Monday lunch). 
  • Cozy pub (fully-licensed) for residents and diners
  • Separate dining room for private parties/small conferences
  • Secure car park

Additional Information

  • Winner of AA Accommodation Awards (Heritage Category) 2002
  • Finalist AA Accommodation Awards for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 & 2004
  • Most famous guests to date former President’s Nelson Mandela (three times) and Thabo Mbeki
  • Building dates back to 1826 and is a National Monument
  • Photo album of ‘before and after’ photos for guest information
  • Guest files in rooms with history of house and details about Grahamstown and the surrounding area.
  • A variety of tours of Grahamstown and the surrounding area can be booked through The Cock House plus transfers to/from Port Elizabeth airport.  Please ask for further details.



Absolutely wonderful stay. Thank you to all the staff, in particular Jessica and Oswald for repeatedly going the extra mile to make our stay great!
Mrs Michele Holland, , April 2012
Enjoyed the lovely character of 'The Cock House', very efficeint and friendly service, and hospitality. Loved being in the same environment as author Andre Brink and leader Nelson Mandela. Thank you ver much!
Barbara Rigdon, South Africa, November 2011
Best wishes to an institution whose staff is highly professional.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa, June 1999