Although King William's Town is a small rural town, it is the administrative capital of the Eastern Cape, and is considered one of the most interesting towns to visit in the Eastern Cape province. Lying about 50km west of East London, King William's Town Bed & Breakfast accommodation options are quaint and often historic, as King William's Town is renowned for its beautiful stone buildings, many of which date back to the Frontier Wars. It may be hard to find King William's Town Self Catering accommodation, as it's not as popular as King William's Town Bed and Breakfast accommodation, as the town is more geared towards business rep's overnight stays.
If you are visiting King William's Town as a tourist, the Amatole Museum is a "must see", as it boasts the world's largest collection of mammals, including the body of the legendary Huberta - the much loved hippo who in the early 1900's walked more than 1500 km from KwaZulu-Natal to the Eastern Cape, only to be shot dead by hunters one month later.
Of historical value, King William's Town is also the resting place of Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness movement, whose grave is found in the Ginsberg Cemetery, which is now a Garden of Remembrance. Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki also hail from this Eastern Cape area, and many tourists now follow the Nelson Mandela Route from King William’s Town to Umtata / Mthatha, which houses the Nelson Mandela Museum. (See Where to Stay Umtata / Mthatha accommodation page for Umtata / Mthatha Bed & Breakfast accommodation options).
King William's Town, Eastern Cape is worth visiting simply for its natural beauty. The botanical gardens are magnificent, and Jacarandas lining the streets come into flower in spring. Near King William's Town are the Eastern Cape Rooikrans, Maden and Laing Dams, which are wonderful places for fishing and water sports, and some very popular Eastern Cape Amatola mountain hiking routes start in the area, making the King William Town accommodation option an ideal overnight base. The King Williams Town Golf Club may not be a top rated golf course, but is worth trying out if you have booked into bed and breakfast accommodation in King Williams Town, self catering may also be available for larger families.
From King William's town the N2 leads west to a popular Eastern Cape holiday accommodation destination, namely East London (52.2km from King Williams Town), making East London with its comfortable sunny climate and warm sea temperature the ideal spot for family vacations, with an abundance of East London Bed & Breakfast accommodation and East London Self Catering accommodation on offer.
Other Eastern Cape accommodation towns near to King Williams Town are:
- Hogsback - 87km east of King Williams Town. Set in tranquil park like gardens the Maylodge Country Cottages offers 4 star Hogsback Self Catering accommodation.
- Grahamstown -122km north from King Williams Town, where you'll find first rate Grahamstown Bed & Breakfast accommodation, as well as Grahamstown Private Game Reserve accommodation - see the Where to Stay Grahamstown accommodation page.
Sibuya Game Reserve is particularly beautiful and is positioned between Grahamstown and Kenton-on-Sea.
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It is our mission to search for, and recruit a wide selection of suitable King William's Town accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as King William's Town Bed and Breakfast accommodation, King William's Town Self Catering accommodation, King William's Town Guest House accommodation, and other King William's Town lodges such as Self Catering Cottages in King William's Town, and King William's Town Hotels.We strive to present a mixture of upmarket King William's Town accommodation, and affordable accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for Self Catering accommodation in King William's Town, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in King William's Town.King William's Town Hotels should be considered for business or holiday accommodation in King William's Town (or in towns near King William's Town).
Suitable King William's Town accommodation can also be found in nearby towns such as Stutterheim, (31.27km), Kidds Beach (40.35km), Cove Rock (42.38km), Winterstrand (44.19km) and Cove Rock Country Estate (47.18km).
We recommend that, if in doubt about accommodation quality, and to put your mind at ease, you should consider Star Graded accommodation in King William's Town, whether it be Star Graded Self Catering King William's Town accommodation, or Star Graded King William's Town Bed and Breakfast accommodation. See here our Star Graded King William's Town accommodation page.Be sure to check our other Special Categories for King Williams Town Pet Friendly accommodation, or King Williams Town Conference accommodation in and around King William's Town.
Alternate search phrase in Afrikaans - King William's Town akommodasie or King William's Town akomodasie.