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Welcome to Villa Palesa

Guesthouse & Spa



Homely comfort and indulgent luxury

Villa Palesa is a luxury guesthouse located in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), Eastern Cape, South Africa. It boasts elegantly furnished bedrooms with ultra-modern bathrooms. The guesthouse is suitable for business travellers, tourists and people visiting family in the area.

It is located in the peaceful and safe suburb of Hill 60, which is on the doorstep of St Andrews Preparatory School and less than a kilometre to St Andrews College and the Diocesan School for Girls. The suburb is also within easy access to Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape High Court and the National Defence Military Base.

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Your security is of utmost importance to us. Particular care has been taken to provide a safe environment for guests. The guesthouse is equipped with an electric fence, an eight-camera CCTV monitoring system as well as safe, off-street parking. The guesthouse is also linked to a 24-hour rapid response security company.

At Villa Palesa, we realize the importance of taking care of one’s health and wellness. You can treat yourself to a massage at the spa, which is located on the premises. Maintain your fitness regimen with a workout in our fitness room.

To ensure that you can stay connected to your world, free access to Wi-Fi is provided. Each room here will provide you with a satellite TV, tea-and-coffee making facilities and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

At Villa Palesa, you will enjoy a generous English breakfast served in a cozy dining area.

An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding area, including fishing, hiking and bird watching.

Attractions for visitors
  • Game reserves
  • Nature reserves
  • Museums
  • Rhodes University
  • 1820 Settlers Monument
  • National English Literary Museum
  • St Michael and St George Cathedral
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Beaches (Port Alfred: 57km, Kenton-on-Sea: 59km, Port Elizabeth: 127km)


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