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No.7 Worcester Street Guest House, Grahamstown
No.7 Worcester Street Guest House, Grahamstown
This luxurious Victorian Guest House in Grahamstown has been lovingly restored and offers real, understated elegance and hospitality.
Location: Cacadu, Eastern Cape
Type: Guest House
Price Range: Luxury R750 - R1200 pps
  • Elegant
  • Historical
  • Casual
Guest Rating: 8
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This Victorian Guest House was built in 1862 and, after falling into disrepair, was completely restored in 2003 into one of the country's nicest lodges in one of the most historical towns in South Africa.

7 Worcester Street offers understated personal attention to guests looking for a little more pampering, a lot more style. Guests are looked after by the highly-motivated staff, all of whom are trained in-house by Anna. At 7 Worcester Street, every detail is considered with care, organized to perfection and your every comfort is catered to.

An eclectic collection of artwork is found throughout the house - ranging from the Ming Dynasty through to indigenous African and European contemporary art.

All 10 suites have king size beds with 100% percale linen. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom, separate shower and a comfortable sitting area.
Four suites in the Manor House have access to a balcony with views over Grahamstown. Three suites are located near the pool and garden.

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Contact Details

Contact Person: Anna
Email: info@worcesterstreet.co.za
Website: http://www.worcesterstreet.co.za/
Cellphone: (0)82 553-1318
Phone: +27 (0)46 622-2843
Fax: +27 (0)46 622-2846
Street: 7 Worcester Street
City: Grahamstown
State: Eastern Cape
Country: South Africa


Directions: From Port Elizabeth or East London (N2) take the Grahamstown/Beaufort St turn off . Turn left at the traffic lights into Somerset St and continue through 3 stop streets. As the road veers to the left after Wallace St turn left into Worcester St. No 7 is the third house on your right.


  • under-floor heating
  • fans
  • satellite TV
  • fully-stocked mini bar
  • telephone and internet connection
  • tea and coffee


All meals, prepared by a Cordon Bleu chef and two local chefs, are delicious, with a strong African influence.  Only the freshest local produce is used - with homemade cheeses and preserves.

Generous breakfasts include treats such as waffles with bacon and honey; spinach crumpets and camembert split with figs and ginger.  These may be served indoors or in the garden.

Cocktails and delectable snacks are served each evening.

Dinners are available on request.


  • Alan Weyer tours
  • Game viewing
  • Albany Museum
  • Rhodes University


No. of rooms: 10
Pricing: Luxury R750 - R1200 pps
Children Policy:
Welcomed by arrangement
Usual Guests:
  • Honeymooners
  • Families
  • Independent travellers
  • Gays

Best time to visit:
Apart from being the City of Saints and Scholars with all its churches, schools and the university, Grahamstown is also the city of festivals - the National Arts Festival (early July) every year; National Schools Festival (mid July), National Science Festival (SciFest) - every March, the Grahamstown Flower Festival (early November) and the Eastern Cape Eisteddfod (every May). Tourism Month (September) organised by the local Makana Tourism.  If you prefer to visit in the quieter months - visit over December/January when all the students are off on their Christmas holidays.

What to pack:
Grahamstown winters can be wet & chilly so pack your wellies & warmers for July Festivals.  Summers can be hot so bring your swimming gear.  Good walking shoes as it's often easier to walk around than drive and find parking.

  • Elegant
  • Historical
  • Casual
Why visit No.7 Worcester Street Luxury Guest House
Best Features: Quiet, understated elegance and sanctuary-like ambience.  Delicious, freshly-prepared meals and evening cocktails and snacks.

Bear In Mind: It's a serene and peaceful haven.  Not for those looking for noisy parties.

Things to Do and See
Be sure to go on a Spirits of the Past' Historical Day Tour with local fundi and well-known historian, Alan Weyer.  These tours give you an in-depth look into the fascinating past of Grahamstown and the Frontier Region.  Alan is contracted to No.7, so is available for discussions with guests.

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