High Corner Guest House

Last Updated: October 2018

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  • 122 High Street, Grahamstown, South Africa

  • Longitude: 26.522315
  • Latitude: -33.312668
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Accommodation Offered

  • Guest House


  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

Payment Options

  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • 7:30 am - 7:00 pm although we are contactable by mobile phone or by prior arrangement

About High Corner Guest House

High Corner Guest House is one of Grahamstown's most loved landmarks. Situated in upper High Street opposite the famous Drostdy Arch and Rhodes University, it is within easy walking distance of numerous restaurants and coffee shops, Rhodes University, the High Court, museums and businesses.

Enjoy unpretentious hospitality in this meticulously restored, historical home which comprises the oldest cottage in Grahamstown (built in 1814), a former Saddle Shop and Tannery, and the original Grahamstown Gentlemen's Club. It was once home to District Surgeon Dr John Atherstone, well-known 1820 Settler Thomas Stubbs, and author, poet and playwright Professor Guy Butler.

The four-star Guest House boasts a yellow wood staircase and floors, original oregon pine panelling, high ceilings and generous rooms graced with Cape antiques and original art.

Accommodation is provided in five beautifully furnished bedrooms, all named after former occupants of the property. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom incorporating a Victorian-style bath and heated towel rail. In addition and not forgetting modern comforts the rooms all have satellite television on a hotel bouquet, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers, air conditioning and digital safes. Guests have use of the elegant lounge / dining area, vine-covered patio with swimming pool and secure off-street parking behind beautiful old stone walls.

Relax and savor the delicious breakfasts which are served in the lounge/dining area each morning.

If you would prefer to self-cater High Corner now also offers two self-catering cottages. Cottages are set in a separate courtyard behind the Guest House and each have two bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of four guests. Parking for the cottages is subject to availability in the guest house parking area or in High Street.

Laundry facilities on request. Children welcome by arrangement. Free wi-fi internet access.

Room / Unit Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Blanket(s)
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heater
  • Internet Connection
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Safe
  • Tea And Coffee
  • TV - DSTV
  • WiFi Hotspot

On Site Features

  • Breakfast : Continental
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron / Trouser Press Available
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Reception (business Hours Only)
  • Smoking (non Indoors)
  • Swimming Pool

Map and Directions to High Corner Guest House

GPS : 33° 18' 45.60" S / 26° 31' 20.33" E

From Port Elizabeth

  • From the N2 take the "Beaufort Street" exit into Grahamstown (just past the 1820 Settlers turn off)
  • At the first traffic light turn left into Somerset Street
  • After 400m turn right into High Street
  • High Corner Guest House is the very first house on the right.

From East London

  • From the N2 take the "Business Centre" exit into Grahamstown
  • Follow George Street past the Shoprite shopping centre and turn left into Beaufort Street
  • After 1km turn right into Somerset Street
  • After 400m turn right into High Street
  • High Corner Guest House is the very first house on the right.

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