Experience Graaff Reinet In All Its Splendour And Three-Star Luxury
Graaff Reinet is the oldest town in the Eastern Cape and as such, it offers many historically and culturally significant attractions, among which are the 200-plus old buildings in town with National Monument status. One example is Urquhart House, which may have been built as long ago as 1806 and was once the home of Herbert Urquhart, the town’s longest-serving mayor of 21 years.
Reinet House and Old Library
Reinet House is also one of Graaff Reinet’s oldest buildings, dating back to 1812 and having the distinction of serving as the home of two famous reverends in the town’s history: both Andrew Murray and later his son, Charles. The Old Library was built in the early 1800s and expanded in 1847, when it became the town library, a title it held until 1981, when a larger and more modern facility replaced it. Today, many of the town’s artefacts can be seen in the Graaff Reinet Museum.
Graaff Reinet is situated in the Karoo Heartland that also comprises towns such as Murraysburg, Steytlerville, Cradock and Wolwefontein. This is the Great Karoo, or “Place of Thirst”, but the town is an oasis in this harshly beautiful landscape, thanks to the Nqweba Dam just outside town, which also falls within the boundaries of the Camdeboo National Park. The Camdeboo is home to:
- 336 plant species
- over 220 bird species
- 43 mammal species
- five frog species
- nineteen lizard species
- five tortoise species
- ten snake species
The Finest Graaff Reinet Accommodation
It is not hard to choose where you will stay when you visit the town, because our self-catering, three-star bed and breakfast offers arguably the best blend of winning features. These include:
- a central location in town
- three types of units, including a honeymoon suite, a twin room, three 4-sleeper units and a large, 6-sleeper family unit
Stay with us today and experience Graaff Reinet at its best.
Phone: 082 7376 510
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