Finding good accommodation for the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is a very hit and miss affair and took us 4 attempts. Now Anna and Brian know we come each year and The Lavender Room is ours! If we don't make it, other friends will snap up the room, on the understanding we will be back. Anna and Brian are delightful hosts, for whom nothing is too much trouble. The room is always as warm and welcoming as they are and the little extras in the room such as speciality teabags, home baked biscuits and fruit show they really get to know their regulars. Breakfasts are delicious and as ample as you wish. Anna varies the offerings, particularly when for the NAF we stay for 11 nights. A packed breakfast is more food than we can eat in a whole day of driving back to Jo'burg. We have met people from all over on our stays and business people and academics are catered for as helpfully as tourists and Arts Festival visitors.