Graaff Reinet in South Africa

Accommodation in Graaff Reinet

Product NameRoom TypeRATINGPrices
Abbotsbury Group 1 from: ZAR To be confirmed
Camdeboo National Park Nqweba Camp Site (CK6P) from: ZAR 220
Camdeboo National Park Lakeview Tent (CTT2) from: ZAR 610

Graaff Reinet

Graaff Reinet is the oldest town in the Eastern Cape. It has a number of museums and national monuments that bring the turmoil and dissension that this early frontier post faced, to life. Graaff Reinet is known as "the Gem of the Karoo" and is situated at the entrance to the awesome Valley of Desolation.
  • Drosdy - Designed by the well-known architect Louis Thibault, the Drosdy was the hallowed residence of the magistrate and often served as a guest house for visiting dignitaries.
  • Dutch Reformed Church - This graceful sandstone edfice known as the 'Grootkerk' has a large collection of rare Cape silver, including a silver basin and four silver cups made by the famous silversmith, JC Lötter.
  • Hester Rupert Art Musuem - The attractive building, built originally in 1821, houses the work of over 100 leading artists.
  • The Residency - Houses the remarkable Jan Felix Lategan Memorial gun collection - one of the finest collections of sporting rifles in the country.
  • Reinet House - The house was build between 1806 and 1812 as a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage.
  • St James Anglican Church - The most striking feature of the St James Anglican Church, an attractive neo-Gothic stone building, is its jewel-like stained-glass windows, casting multi-coloured light onto the pews.
  • Urquhart House - Displayed within is a fascinating collection of Victorian furniture, including many Cape Dutch antiques.
  • Nieu-Bethesda - Come and share the radiant dream of the late Helen Martins at The Owl House.
  • Valley of Desolation - The bleak beauty of the aptly named Valley of Desolation has an allure unmatched by any scenery in the 15000ha Karoo Nature Park.