Hi friends! The holidays are here for some and exciting and hopefully a bit of relaxing times lie ahead!
We at A White House Guest House have been enjoying the lovely weather and visits from so many of our regular and new guests from all over the globeJ
We look forward to welcome and spoil you at our beautiful guest house!
A White House Guest House is a 4-Star graded establishment with accommodation that comprises of a variety of rooms, units and apartments. The tranquil pool area includes an undercover entertainment area and braai facilities. The guest house has a large, tranquil garden that overlooks a beautiful park and mountain range. There are great hiking trails and cycling routs for young and old to enjoy. We are very central to all the nearby coastal towns of Boesmansriviermond, Kenton on Sea and Port Alfred, which are only 60 kilometres from us, that offer their beautiful beaches, top class restaurants, horse rides, bike rides and hiking trails and numerous entertainment options. We are also a stones-throw away from the magnificent Settlers dam with its outstanding picnic and fishing spots as well as numerous game farms to visit and see the spectacular Big 5!
With so much to do and see in Grahamstown, you’d ideally need a few days to take it all in. However, if your time is short, you can make the most of the local attractions in a shorter time. Most places are within walking distance of each other allowing you to soak up the sights along the way. See some suggestions below:
- Hike to the Grey Dam then up to the Toposcope with absolutely spectacular views. The hike is approximately 55kms and suitable for the whole family.
- Picnic at the Botanical Gardens (enter through Lucas Avenue). Pack a basket of food and picnic at “Bots” which is said to be the home to the ghost of Lady Juana Maria de los Dolores de Leon Smith, wife of Sir Harry Smith, who died in 1872.
- Explore High Street and enjoy the architectural gems to be found there. Stop at Church Square where you’ll find the Cathedral of St Michael and St George which has the tallest spire in the country.
- Get a 360 degree view of the city at the Observatory Museum (10 Bathurst Street). This 19th century building originally the home of Henry Carter Galpin, a watchmaker and jeweller, is now a museum that houses an observatory and the only working Victorian camera obscura in the southern hemisphere. It was here that the Eureka diamond was identified in 1867.
- There are lovely coffee shops all over our town that offer delicious refreshments to all.
- Albany museum complex (Somerset Street). The Natural Sciences Museum and the History Museum just down the road from the Old Provost are filled with extraordinary artefacts. The museums are open until 4:30pm and are closed on weekends and public holidays.
- The 1820 Settlers’ National Monument is also a magnificent piece of architecture to visit – A superbly equipped building that has been the centre of creative thought and activity.
We cater for functions held at A White House guest house including weddings, stork parties and birthday parties for young and old. We also have an indoor and outdoor conference and seminar facilities available for medium size corporate groups. We offer safe on-premises parking, electric fencing, and an access control card system at the gate and front door.
Have a great holiday, and we are looking forward to your call, your email, your stay or just a visit! Safe travels!