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October 26, 2011

A Stone’s Throw B & B

A Stone’s Throw B & B accommodation offers country living only 4km’s from the city centre of Grahamstown, the heart of Frontier Country. A warm welcome awaits you at A Stone’s Throw, the perfect travellers stopover in Grahamstown Africa’s Festival Capital and City of Saints.

A Stone’s Throw B & B is situated in a tranquil country setting with the advantage of accessibility to the main centre of Grahamstown, as well as Thomas Baines Nature Reserve. The beaches of Kenton-on-Sea, Kasouga and Port Alfred are nearby and the Great Fish River Game Reserves, Addo Elephant Park and Port Elizabeth are just over one hour away. A Stone’s Throw B & B is situated “a stone’s throw” from the main centre of Makana.

A Stone’s Throw B & B is ideal for visitors to the wide variety of attractions historical and educational in Grahamstown including, Rhodes University, Kingswood College, St Andrews College, The Diocesan School for Girls, Artificers Square, the old artisan quarter with many restored original houses which reflect a number of 1820 Settler architectural styles.

The Botanical Gardens, 1820 Settlers National Monument, Fort Selwyn, Gunfire Hill, used as a lookout point for the garrison in early Grahamstown years. Albany History Museum, Selmar Schonland Herbarium, a pressed plant library. National English Literary Museum & Bookshop, Observatory Museum.

The Observatory is a unique multi-storeyed 19th century Victorian shop and home which is now a museum. Visit the Egazini Memorial one of the first township based heritage sites in South Africa. The Memorial marks the event of the Battle of Grahamstown which took place in 1819. Don’t forget the students “night-life” including some wonderful restaurants and viby pubs and much much more.

Located roughly halfway between the Garden Route and Kwa-Zulu Natal, 2km’s off N2 on the R67 to Port Alfred. (see map)

Spectacular views, particularly of our gorgeous South African sunsets. Situated in a spacious garden which plays host to a wide variety of birds.

How to get there:-

Travelling on the N2 away from Port Elizabeth towards King William’s town, when you get to Grahamstown carry on straight approx 1km to the Route 67 Port Alfred Road bypass, Turn right into the R67 Port Alfred Route (left goes towards George Street) and we are situated 2.2km’s along the road on the right hand side – you will see a suburb sign marking ‘STONES HILL’ and a 60km speed limit sign, 100 metres along on the right hand side – a green and white reflective sign post with A Stone’s Throw B&B and aloe emblem marks the spot. Please call in at the main house first along the main driveway.

Detailed printable map of directions available at

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