At the heart of the tourist route known as Frontier Country, Grahamstown, along with towns and villages like Alicedale, Sidbury, Salem, Riebeeck East and Bedford, is part of one of the most diverse ecological regions in South Africa, with thousands of hectares devoted to nature and game conservation, in a malaria-free environment, and a history steeped in forts, conflict and strife.

Grahamstown lies at the intersection of four very different climatic zones, leading to its unpredictable weather pattern, which many locals will tell you often results in four seasons per day!
Frontier Country boasts the magnificent BIG 5 in numerous game reserves surrounding Grahamstown.  We recommend the following for a great bush experience:

You have made me feel so welcome when I most needed it. Thanks.
Ariel Dorfman, Chile, Jul 1997
A very successful event on the eve of a great dawn in our country's history.
Steve Tshwete, Plein St, Johannesburg, Nov 1993
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