The average price of a 7-day trip to Grahamstown is $2,090 for a solo traveler, $3,754 for a couple, and $7,037 for a family of 4. Grahamstown hotels range from $55 to $250 per night with an average of $81, while most vacation rentals will cost $80 to $590 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) are between $1,184 and $2,455 per person for economy flights and $3,715 to $7,704 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $48 to $99 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Grahamstown, ZA

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PLZ and stay in a Grahamstown hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 20th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 22nd to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Grahamstown is usually mid January.

 

Average Grahamstown Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Grahamstown for a week is $1,324-$3,290($189-$470 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $48 to $99 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $646 to $2,111 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $81 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $57 to $69 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Grahamstown for a week is $3,382-$6,782($483-$969 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $96 to $198 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,292 to $4,222 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $81 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $57 to $69 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Grahamstown for a week is $4,474-$12,188($639-$1,741 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $192 to $396 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,584 to $8,444 for economy

Lodging: $140 to $162 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $91 to $110 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Grahamstown

How cheap can you make a vacation to Grahamstown? The cheapest trip to Grahamstown is about $127 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 12% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $16 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $48.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Grahamstown for a week is $889-$2,741($127-$392 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $21 to $42 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $646 to $2,111 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $16 to $56 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Grahamstown for a week is $1,682-$5,146($240-$735 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $42 to $84 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,292 to $4,222 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $55 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $16 to $56 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Grahamstown for a week is $3,328-$10,280($475-$1,469 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $84 to $168 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,584 to $8,444 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $110 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $26 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Grahamstown cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Grahamstown Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Grahamstown.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Grahamstown for a week is $3,280-$12,628($469-$1,804 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $91 to $188 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,899 to $4,940 for first class

Lodging: $124 to $250 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $590 to $1,062 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Grahamstown for a week is $5,816-$18,884($831-$2,698 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $182 to $376 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,798 to $9,880 for first class

Lodging: $124 to $250 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $590 to $1,062 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Grahamstown for a week is $11,632-$33,946($1,662-$4,849 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $364 to $752 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,596 to $19,760 for first class

Lodging: $248 to $500 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $944 to $1,487 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Grahamstown Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Grahamstown is about average than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Grahamstown due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Grahamstown Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Grahamstown hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Grahamstown.

 

Flight Costs to Grahamstown

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,455 average in late December to a low of $1,184 in mid January. Median flight price is $1,539. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Grahamstown our data includes 30 originating airports, and 42 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Grahamstown from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $3,744 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB) in Johannesburg (South Africa) at an average of just $108.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Grahamstown, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,272, so you can easily save about 107% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Grahamstown can easily cost $310 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $21 per person. Private tours can cost $624 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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