Grahamstown provides the ideal setting for educating young minds. Surrounded by a diversity of farmlands, game reserves, beaches and unique historical sites,and with Rhodes University and a range of schools on our doorstep - our pupils are able to experience a richness of living in a small, cosmopolitan, urban environment enriched by the unique character of the Eastern Cape.

Kingswood's Adventure-Based Education programme makes full use of our proximity to both mountains and sea. Pupils regularly visit the beaches of Port Alfred and Kenton and hike the mountains of Hogsback.

Grahamstown is internationally acknowledged as an education centre which provides children with a safe and stimulating environment in which to develop. Known as the Festival City, Grahamstown plays host to the National Arts Festival and the SciFest Africa. Our pupils are able to benefit from these national events right on our doorstep.

Link : Grahamstown Accommodation 


Getting to Grahamstown

From Port Elizabeth Airport : Grahamstown is about 134km from Port Elizabeth, the closest city where there is an airport.  It will take you about 1 hour 15 minutes to drive to Grahamstown from Port Elizabeth airport. You can hire a car at the airport (you will need a valid credit card to do this), or if you would like to make use of a shuttle service,  Blunden Coaches - daily scheduled shuttle service between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth : Departs: Grahamstown at 07:30 & 17:30 / Port Elizabeth at 07:30 & 17:30. 

Tel: +27 (0) 46 622 7939. Email: or

From East London Airport : East London is 180km from Grahamstown, and the trip will take you at least two hours to drive.  There are also car hire facilites there, and JC Shuttle will also service this airport if necessary. For directions to Grahamstown from the East London airport, click here for Google maps.

We do, however, recommend that you use Port Elizabeth airport.  For directions to Grahamstown from the Port Elizabeth airport, click here for Google maps. Click here for step-by-step directions.  


Grahamstown accommodation

Below is a list of links establishments owned by Kingswood parents/Old Kingswoodians:

1. Longmead B&B 10 Dulverton Road, Home Number: +27 (0) 46 622 4820 - Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape, Grahamstown B&B owners of Longmead B&B, Andy and Jill Long welcome you to your home away from home. Longmead B&B opened in 2003 and has since welcomed numerous guests to the charming city of Grahamstown. 

2. Self catering accommodation near Kingswood - 16 Napier Street

Newly renovated home opposite Jacques House for self-catering hire. 

  • 3 bedrooms (bedding and towels supplied)
  • 2 bathrooms
  • modern kitchen
  • comfortable braai area in back garden

Contact Alke Bradfield -
0834613879 OR 046 - 603 6670 (office hours)

3. LANHERNE GUEST HOUSE - (offers discounted rates for KC parents)

Lanherne Guest House, 7 Harrismith Street, Westhill, Grahamstown, 6139
Owner: Adriana Sandys-Thomas

4. A lovely, restored Settlers’ cottage, fully equipped for 7-8 people, is available to rent for short or long periods - 5 Watermeyer Street.

It is ideal for the K-DAY weekend, Foundation Weekend or Matric exams, as it is located a stone’s throw from Kingswood College. The home is fully equipped with Hi-Tec security, off-street parking, Wi-Fi, heaters, stove, refrigerator, microwave and washing machine. All linens and towels are supplied, and domestic and gardening services are provided. Prices are flexible depending on dates and length of stay. Regret, not available over Festival.

For further information, prices, photos or to book, please contact Anna Christensen at 082 339 3344 or

Click here for a link to the Grahamstown Accommodation website for accommodation options.

Click here for a link to the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild website.  Use the 'Find a Room' option, by submitting your requirements, and you will receive a reply from establishments with availability.

Another useful accommodation link - 

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