Welcome to Afri Temba group of locations
To stay in an Afri Temba superior hotel, luxury guest house, relaxed B&B or ‘wild and free’ game lodge, always feels a bit like coming home – to a comfortably familiar, but wonderfully new, world.
Whatever type of accommodation and travel experience, or corporate event, personal function, conference or workshop space you require, we have it for you – with ineffable style, state of the art facilities and the warm welcoming soul of Eastern Cape hospitality. From the high end of opulent luxury, to unaffected comfortable simplicity, we offer the full spectrum of vacation and business travel accommodation and event facilities to suit your wants and budget.
We’re located in and around South Africa’s art and science capital – Grahamstown – home of the renowned Grahamstown National Arts and Scifest Africa festivals, as well the regional High Court and the legendary Rhodes University.
Immersed in pristine natural landscapes, historical sites and deep cultural heritage, with malaria-free access to the Big 5, as well as beautiful blue flag beaches and marine reserves; no wonder this is dubbed “Frontier Country”.
Ultimately, Afri Temba Leisure Group’s portfolio of destinations, turn a visit to this breath-taking beauty into the perfect journey. From luxurious 19th century Victorian elegance, to the funky heart of afro-chic, the warm and welcoming comforts of home and the wonderful wildness of African nature, Afri Temba’s bouquet of places to stay is spectacular!
Whatever your accommodation and special event needs, we’ll exceed your expectations!
Walking into Evelyn House is like stepping into past and future at the same time – the long-gone age of Victorian lavish luxury, combining with consummate service and the cutting edge modernity that the discerning traveller deserves.
Built in the 1820s, Evelyn House embodies the gracious largesse, graceful grandeur and elegant stateliness of a bygone golden era – from the plush splendour of its public lounge and dining area, to the sumptuous luxuriousness and deluxe hospitality of its bedrooms, and the sophisticated style of its discreet, intimate boardroom, which is ideal of high-level meetings and indabas.
Indeed, this genteel luxuriousness – set in a tranquil historical garden with secure parking – quietly belies the fact that the buzz of the best of Grahamstown is literally at your doorstep. Everything great about the “city of saints is simply a short walk away – from Rhodes University, to advocates’ suites and the Grahamstown High Court, magnificent museums, the resplendent botanical gardens, one of a handful of camera obscuras in the world, some of the most well preserved Victorian architecture on Earth; to shopping, dining and live entertainment and all significant business and local, provincial and government offices and facilities.
Ultimately, Evelyn House gloriously entwines 19th century antique enchantment, with classic style and fantastic 21st century facilities, where the finer things in life feel both timeless and fabulous!
Recently refurbished and totally renewed, the Graham Hotel is a superior 3-Star, AA-recommended Grahamstown hotel – offering a variety of tasteful, individually decorated rooms and luxury suites; as well as state of the art corporate event, conference and personal function facilities; travel and car rental services; and various restaurants and entertainment and live music venues – in a single cutting edge complex in the centre of town.
Grahamstown is the heart of “Frontier Country”. And the Graham Hotel is the pulsing heart of Grahamstown – with everything great about the “city of saints”, literally at your fingertips. You’re a short walk from everywhere – Rhodes University, advocates’ suites and the Grahamstown High Court, magnificent museums, the resplendent botanical gardens, one of a handful of camera obscuras in the world, some of the most well preserved Victorian architecture on Earth; and all significant business and local, provincial and government offices and facilities in the area.
With its tasteful styling, cutting edge modern comforts, hi-tech conference facilities, and absolute proximity to the core of Grahamstown, the Graham Hotel puts luxury, variety, convenience, service orientation and stylistic excellence all under one roof – right in the middle of everything that makes Grahamstown glorious to visit!
Join us and enjoy your own stroll through the world of comfortable hospitality in “Frontier Country” style.
Oak Lodge, with its relaxed atmosphere, offers true 2-star home away from home bed and breakfast accommodation in 22 single, twin or double rooms. Visit us for business or pleasure, or let us organise you tour, conference or private party. Satellite TV in both lounges, sparkling pool and outdoor entertainment area.