Lounge and Library
Our 21st birthday
Dr John Atherstone
The Hon William Cock
John Henry Webber
Peter and Belinda Tudge
What to do
Town and Gown
On Safari in Frontier Country
Thank you for your hospitality and high class service and cuisine, as well as Oswald's friendliness and professionality. Until next year!
Mr and Mrs Diegel, Germany, November 2011
Thanks for a lovely stay, will come again.
Len and Hilda Teasdale, Kenilworth, Cape Town, September 2011
Thanks for a special evening, dinner was delicious and the service was so friendly and warm - will recommend The Cock House to all our family and friends!
Jane and Colin Chapman, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2011
A charming place to stay with great food, wonderful staff and a lovely atmosphere
William & Nadine Stein, Malkerns, Swaziland, March 2012
Dankie vir wonderlike ontvangs en gasvryheid... enjoyed delicious dinner, excellent service.
Ebbie Brink, Pretoria, Mar 2011
Very comfortable and meals excellent! Thanks!
Andy & Jill Stuart, East London, Jan 2014
Thank you again for your excellent service and great hospitality. You were all especially kind to my daughter after her wisdom tooth operation. We will be back for 'O' week for student number 2.
Kim and Cam Skerrit, KZN, South Africa, November 2011
Die beste voelhuis in Suid Afrika!
Pieter Dirk Uys "Evita Se Perron", Darling, Apr 1997
Judging is easy - it's tops!
Albie Sachs, Constitutional Court, Sept 1999
This is a lovely and cosy place. People are all warm-hearted and available to help. Thank you for your hospitality!
Anbin shi & Qing’an Zhou, Beijing, China, Sep 2012
Jessica and all staff were very friendly.
Richard Hargraves, South Africa, September 2011
Food was excellent and Jess was very friendly and professional.
Jeannie Smuts, South Africa, September 2011
What a delightful stay - Lovely room (Brink) Great sleep and Delicious food. Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Victoria & Tim Shand, Cape Town, Dec 2013
It is our second time in Grahamstown and The Cock House. It is really cozy and nice. Genuine hosipitality. We will be back.
Chronnis Yiannis, Athens, Greece, September 2011
Excellent service by a highly professional staff.
Nelson Mandela, Plein St, Johannesburg, Nov 1992
Very nice place. Absolutely fantastic service. Thanks for a lovely stay, will come again.
Thomas and Para Ferber, Germany, November 2011
Warmly welcomed - very moving and interesting history museum. Proud to have shared the premises where Andre Brink wrote! Merci.
Family Willi, France, Apr 2011
Very happy to have been at this lovely house on such an inspiring occasion!
Thabo Mbeki, Plein St, Johannesburg, Nov 1993
Very pleasant and efficient accommodation. Food very good. Everyone was good, Pam, Jessica to mention. Keep it up!
Malcolm Jack, South Africa, January 2012
Everything was clean and well cared for. Dining room and breakfast room very inviting and pleasant. Excellent food (loved the prawn salad) wide variety at breakfast. Jessica and Oswald had a perfect blend of always being ready to help, but giving us our space. Such a lovely, warm and beautiful place to stay. Sorry to have to leave.
Mrs Patricia Pope, United States, April 2012
Thank you for a fantastic stay again! Despite the icy weather, we had a great time!
Graham and Grace Vermaak, Pretoria, July 2011
Well firstly, we have never had the privilege of experiencing the amazing service we received. A huge thank you to Jessica for all her help, to Oswald who went the extra mile. What an amazing evening. To Pam for her excellent service in the dining area. The food was superb and the accommodation absolutely amazing.
Kim Landsberg, South Africa, September 2011
The staff were attentive, welcoming and the best we've had. Thank you for a great experience. We will miss the food! Amazing job everyone. Wonderful time
Lauren Moore, Scott and Justine Wollaston, Denver Colorado/ Pilst Point texas, Nov 2013
A very successful event on the eve of a great dawn in our country's history.
Steve Tshwete, Plein St, Johannesburg, Nov 1993
Was only here for dinner and totally fell in love with the place!
Patricia, Canada, Mar 2011
Best wishes to an institution whose staff is highly professional.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa, June 1999
The best of everything and absolutely beautiful. All the aesthetic comfort and practical needs of a traveller are understood. Little things that make a huge difference to us. Thank you! Best place I ever overnighted in!
Julie Clarke, South Africa, November 2011
Accommodation - fantastic - thank you, food excellent, it has been a wonderful stay.
Mrs Jill Celliers , South Africa, March 2012
All were outstanding - Oswald the most helpful and versatile, from our tv to the drinks! Jessica was also super. It has been ages since we stayed in Grahamstown but have often driven through - we had forgotten what a beautiful and friendly city it is - thanks to all!
Mr and Mrs Adams, South Africa, January 2012
Accommodation great, service great, food awesome.
Miss Skuse, South Africa, March 2012
What an introduction to an undiscovered gem! Loved the ambience from the moment we stepped through the front door. Excellent service, Excellent food, really good and friendly staff. Will recommend this stately home to all our friends. Thank you!
Charmaine & Daffy de Freitas, Nov 2013, Port Elizabeth
Fabulous food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere, very peaceful. Thank you.
Debbie Lillebo-Weisser and Ryan Weisser, U.S.A, June 2011
Beautiful house, I am glad to see people taking care of Architectural buildings. Good service, nice food.
Georgina Lores, USA, October 2011
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
A most enjoyable visit. Thank you for your warm hospitality.
Jenny Nel, Somerset West South Africa, September 2011
Brilliant accommodation. You can easily beat Masterchef Australia!!
Ms Liezel Raubenheimer, South Africa, August 2011
Staff is friendly, competent, informative. Food is just right. I'll be back. An asset to the local Hospitality sector.
Michael , Robertson, Cape Town, September 2011
We are in good company here!
Prof Kader Asmal, Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry, Aug 1995
Great! Thanks for allowing our dogs!
Richard & Cheryl, Benoni, Nov 2013
Everything was great. We have stayed here a few times, excellent food. Really appreciated the sandwiches provided for lunch time when restaurant was closed. Really enjoyable stay - we'll be back!
Mr and Mrs Le Roux, South Africa, April 2012
I really enjoyed it (my stay), a good alternative to a hotel.
Patrick Meyer, South Africa, August 2011
Thank you for a special time. Service Excellent. A piece of heaven!!
Meryl Baker, Bathurst, Jan 2013
Immediate, helpful service throughout our stay. Good, very tasty food. We enjoyed staying in a well preserved historic home.
Mr and Mrs Marklew, Hermanus, South Africa, August 2011
Excellent service, breakfast was delicious. Oswald was very helpful, I had missed my flight and was running late but he kept calling and asking whether I was safe and ok. Very impressed with the level of service, I will definitely come back again.
Thabo, Johannesburg, South Africa, November 2011
Fantastic and brilliant service by Oswald and Jean. Excellent food. I will recommend this beautiful establishment to anyone travelling to the Eastern Cape.
Matthew von Abbo, South Africa, August 2011
You have made me feel so welcome when I most needed it. Thanks.
Ariel Dorfman, Chile, Jul 1997
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
Thank you for all your fabulous hospitality over the years. It has made my visits to my son at St Andrews especially memorable!
Julie Lovelace, Gauteng, Nov 2010
Fond memories of childhood days. Thank you for keeping the house so beautifully!
Ferdi and Karin Herbst, Gordons Bay, South Africa, August 2011
A brilliant stay!
Clem Sunter, Johannesburg, Sept 1999
Really enjoyed our stay, Staff are very friendly. Excellent Service
Botes family, Jan 2013, Stellenbosch
Loved our stay. The history of this place is humbling. Love the Cat.
Dominique, Frances, Elsabe Egan, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2011
This is a very Interesting place. We were happy to find it and enjoyed the friendly staff. Thanks to all of that.
Jurgen and Lydia Schulte, Germany, November 2011
Absolutely great to be back. Service and eye for detail impeccable. Food is excellent.
Ms Nicky Vaders, Germany, January 2012
Discovered great food in peace and tranquility.
Danny Jordaan MP, Cape Town, Oct 1994
Very nice location and an excellent dinner. Thanks!
Andreas & Woofeleiu, Kronberg Germany, Jan 2014
Bantu Holomisa, Dept of Environment & Tourism, May 1996
That was exactly the right place to get our batteries reloaded after our trip from Durban. Great food and service!
Kirsten and Rudifer Harenberg, Bonn, Germany, September 2011
Very comfortable accommodation, very good food. Jess was very helpful, pleasant and welcoming.
Mrs Merrill King, South Africa, April 2012
Thanks for everything. We enjoyed your hospitality (gastvrijheid in Flemish) and will surely recommend your establishment once we are home!
F & I van der Heyde, Belgium, Mar 2011
Tel/Fax : +27 46 636 1287/95 email :
Street Address: 10 Market Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Postal Address: P.O.Box 6092, Grahamstown, 6140
Copyright The Cockhouse 2017