B&B/ Self-Catering Accommodation in Grahamstown/Makhanda

Welcome to 1-on-Ross

1-on-Ross is an environmentally friendly guest house, consisting of 4 cottages nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Henry Road.  It has a large, treed garden. There is a pool, outdoor seating areas and braai facilities on request. Adequate off-street parking is provided behind an automatic gate. Pumped, filtered borehole water is used and all units have rechargeable lights, so light is available even during loadshedding. Water to the units is supplied with the assistance of a large pressure tank, so water is always available. If there is an electricity cut and the water pressure drops, the pump is restarted using the generator.


DSTV is available in all units when there is electricity. Each unit is equipped with a basic allocation of a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Further details are provided below. Fibre wifi is uninterrupted, even during loadshedding. Guests are welcome to use the swimming pool and braai facilities.  All units are serviced daily. Secure off-street parking with remote access is provided. 1-on-Ross is conveniently situated close to private schools (Kingswood College, St Andrew’s College and DSG), Graeme College, Rhodes University, the Courts, Museums and Medical Facilities. Just a little bit further away is the coast and a whole selection of stunning game reserves.

The Flatlet

The Flatlet is up a short flight of stairs and consists of a separate carpeted bedroom, lounge with kitchenette and bathroom. The bedroom has the choice of a king-size bed or alternatively, two single beds. There are bedside tables, a cupboard and desk. Electric blankets and extra blankets are provided for the colder weather. 

The lounge offers two couches for comfortable seating.  These sleeper couches convert into single beds for extra accommodation. There are a few lounge tables. A well-equipped kitchenette has a stove with oven in addition to the standard kitchenette equipment. For colder weather, there is a wall heater. Airconditioners are available on request and are dependent on the stability of the local grid. The bathroom is spacious with twin basins, a bath, large shower and toilet.

The Cottage

The Cottage has one bedroom, a lounge with kitchenette, a bathroom and outdoor seating area in a small garden. The bedroom and lounge/kitchenette have luxury vinyl flooring. The bathroom is tiled. 

The bedroom has a queen-size bed with side tables and cupboard. A wall heater, extra blanket and electric blanket are available for the cold weather. The lounge has a small dining table, lounge table and sleeper couch, which can be converted to two single beds. In addition to the basic facilities, the kitchenette is set up for semi self-catering. It has a one-plate induction stove, small air fryer oven and electric frying pan. Crockery and cutlery is provided for up to 4 people. The air conditioner is available on request and depends on the stability of the local grid. The bathroom is spacious, with large shower, bath, basin and toilet. 

The Single Unit

The Single Unit offers fairly basic accommodation for a single person and is a smaller room.  It has a double bed, table with chair and small kitchenette with bar fridge and microwave oven.  There is an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate toilet. It is adjacent to the larger cottage and suitable for an extra adult or child if there is a cottage overflow.

The Annexe

The Annexe is a large, secluded, carpeted bedroom with a kitchenette and bathroom. It is situated on the end of the main house with its own private entrance. The bedroom section has a queen-size bed with bedside tables on either side. There is also a large desk, small table and chairs and wall heater for the colder weather. The kitchenette comprises a large fridge (in the corner of the bedroom) and adequate catering equipment. A gas stove is available if required. The bathroom is large, with double basins, a walk-in shower, big bath and toilet. An air conditioner is available on request and depends on the stability of the local grid.

Come explore Grahamstown!

Our guesthouse prides itself on providing exceptional service and hospitality. The friendly and attentive staff are dedicated to ensuring that guests feel welcome and well-cared for throughout their stay. They are readily available to assist with any inquiries and offer local recommendations.


Get In Touch

Enquiries & Bookings


082 771 7772




1 Ross St, Grahamstown, Makhanda

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