Lekker Graaff-Reinet-Verblyf

Twaalf Redes om Lekker Graaff-Reinet-Verblyf te Bespreek

Hieronder is 12 redes waarom jy nodig het om lekker Graaff-Reinet-verblyf te bespreek eerder as om net ’n dag in die pragtige Groot-Karoo-dorpie deur te bring.

  1. Te Veel om te Doen

Daar is net te veel plekke om te besoek, dinge om te doen en besienswaardighede om te sien vir een dag in Graaff-Reinet. As jy lekker verblyf het soos beskikbaar by KarooRus, sal jy sentraal geleë wees en dus meer plekke te voet kan besoek sonder om ver te moet gaan.

  1. Historiese Besienswaardighede

Graaff-Reinet is een van die oudste dorpe in die land en met meer as 220 historiese besienswaardighede en geboue is dit bykans onmoontlik om alles in een dag te kan besoek.

  1. Baie Restaurante

As jy lekker Karoo-skaapkerrie wil eet is Graaff-Reinet die dorp om te besoek. Dan is daar ook nog die tradisionele koeksisters, ystervarkies, konfyttertjies, bobotie en heelwat boerekosse om te geniet. Lekker eet is sinoniem met die dorpie se talle klein eetplekkies.

  1. Pragtige Natuurskoon

Met die dorp omring deur die baie bekende Kamdeboo Nasionale Park is jy in ’n paradys gevul met wildlewe en wonderskone natuur. Die Park het verskeie wandelroetes, om nie van die Vallei van Verlatenheid (Valley of Desolation) te vergeet nie. Daar sal jy besonderse rotsformasies teëkom en kan sommer in die skadu van ’n oorhangende rots piekniek hou.

  1. Nqwebadam

Water is skaars in die Groot Karoo en des te meer rede om die reuse dam in die middel van die semi-woestyn ten volle te benut. Dit is ’n watersport-avontuurparadys en die regte plek om bietjie te gaan afkoel.

  1. Nieu-Bethesda Uilhuis

Sommer binne kort ryafstand van Graaff-Reinet is die Uilhuis wat in Nieu-Bethesda geleë is. Die beeldhou- en glaswerk wat in die tuin in binne die huis uitgestal is word dikwels in vooraanstaande reistydskrifte bespreek.

  1. Grootste Versameling van Kaktusse

Die dorpie is ook bekend vir die kwekery met die grootste versameling van kaktusse in die Suidelike Halfrond.

  1. Spookstories en Legendes

Soos alle ou dorpe in die Karoo het Graaff-Reinet nie ’n tekort aan sogenaamde spookstories en legendes nie. Gaan sit by een of twee dorpsmense en gesels bietjie oor al die die stories. Daar is genoeg om jou ’n hele dag besig te hou.

  1. Foto-skatkis

As jy ’n kranige fotograaf is, sal die natuurskoon, historiese geboue en kunstigheid van die dorp jou genoegsame rede bied om dae lank hier te vertoef. Dus is dit ’n goeie idee om liefs ’n paar dae van lekker verblyf te bespreek en so genoeg tyd te laat om foto’s te kan neem.

  1. Kunsskatkis

Is jy ’n kunsliefhebber? Besoek die museums en kunsgalerye in Graaff-Reinet waar jy van die bekendste en onbekendste kunstenaars van die land se werke kan beskou.

  1. Teater-Teater

Wat is ons kultuur sonder verhoogvertonings? Met baie goeie produksies op die planke, bied die plaaslike teater jou iets uit die boonste rakke.

  1. Smaaklike Keurwyne

Dis nie net die wynlande rondom Kaapstad wat oorsese besoekers beïndruk nie. Van die beste versnitwyne kan ook in Graaff-Reinet geproe en gekoop word.

Bespreek nou lekker selfsorg en bekostigbare verblyf by ons in Graaff-Reinet en kom geniet ’n vakansie wat enig van sy soort is in hierdie juweel van ’n dorpie.

Book Your Graaff-Reinet Accommodation Online

Why a Day’s Visit to Graaff-Reinet in the Great Karoo is Simply not Enough

You can now book your Graaff-Reinet accommodation online at KarooRus where you can save on accommodation costs and have the benefit of a central location in the historical town set in the Great Karoo. But, why book Graaff-Reinet accommodation, whether telephonically or online? The answer is straightforward. It is a town that has so much to offer the visitor that one day is just not enough to see and experience everything. Below are some interesting facts about Graaff-Reinet, giving you an indication why it is such a popular tourist destination in South Africa.

The town is located on the Sundays River, giving it a romantic setting in the Great Karoo. It is also the fourth oldest magisterial district in the country, which adds to its historical spirit. With over two hundred years of people coming and going, it has developed quite a unique character. From prospectors to farmers, travelling salesmen, tourists, and adventurers have roamed its streets. The town is completely surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park, giving the visitor ample opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. The Park is home to the Valley of Desolation, known for its magnificent rock formations. It is also home to numerous animal, bird, and plant species.

With well over 190 historical buildings, it is a photographer’s haven and certainly the best place to visit if you love history, Victorian buildings, arts, and antiques. Many famous people, important political figures, and even some infamous people are associated with the town. Anton Rupert, well-known South African billionaire came from Graaff-Reinet and his family played an important role in restoration of the town.  Another distinguished figure, political activist Robert Sobukwe, also once called Graaff-Reinet his hometown.

Apart from 220 heritage sites, buildings, and museums, such as Graaff-Reinet House and the majestic Dutch Reformed mother church, built in the same style as the Salisbury Cathedral of Great Britain, people also find the place interesting for its oddities such as the Graaff-Reinet Club. The Club once hosted the British Cold Stream Regiment of Foot Guards. Legend has it that, at the end of the Anglo-Boer War, the Cold Stream Regiment members headed to the club to celebrate the British victory and did it with guns and bullets. They partied until late and in their happy, drunken state found it necessary to fire shots, leaving bullet holes throughout the bar.

Then there are also the many mysteries and local ghost stories that provide for some hair-raising moments and loads of humour. If ever there has been a town and place where you can reconnect with history, your roots, arts, and nature in the heart of a semi-desert, then it is Graaff-Reinet. From exhilarating nature walks in the Camdeboo to water sports at the Nqweba Dam, and fine dining, including gourmet Karoo lamb curry, will form part of your vacation.

So, come along and experience why so many people book accommodation in Graaff-Reinet online for one or two days and then decide to stay a week or longer.

Goedkoop Graaff-Reinet-Verblyf

Graaff-Reinet – Die Betowerende Juweel van die Karoo

Die lewe is ’n onvergeetlike reis en dan is daar plekkies wat jy op die pad teëkom wat jou hart steel. Dit is daardie plekkies wat ver verwyder is van die hoofroetes wat gemaak is om jou so vinnig moontlik van punt A tot B te kry. Graaff-Reinet is een van daardie skatte en jy sal eers besef dat jy dit vir ewig in jou geheue se skatkamer moet berg wanneer jy die dorpie besoek het.

Goedkoop Graaff-Reinet-VerblyfEen dag is ongelukkig nie naastenby voldoende om die wonderbaarlikheid van hierdie Karoodorpie ten volle te ervaar nie. Dit is hoekom jy goedkoop Graaff-Reinet-verblyf benodig – en watter beter plek as KarooRus kan daar wees? Dit is by KarooRus waar jy nie sal nodig hê om ’n banklening aan te gaan om vir die verblyf te betaal nie. Jy sal nietemin besonder beïndruk wees met die stylvolle selfsorgeenhede wat, alhoewel baie bekostigbaar, geensins aan grasie en gerief tekortskiet nie. Nou dat jy weet waar om goedkoop Graaff-Reinet-verblyf te kry, kom ons kyk na wat is vir jou in die dorp en omliggende gebied te wagte.

Kamdeboo Nasionale Park (Camdeboo)

Ja, die Groot Vyf is altyd besonders maar het jy al ’n rukkie in die buitengewoon pragtige natuurlike omgewing van die Karoo deurgebring waar die rotsformasies so uniek is dat dit selfs ervare toergidse stomslaan? Het jy al die Kaapse bergsebra van naby gesien? Talle soorte diere noem die Kamdeboo hulle tuiste en die park het geen tekort aan voëls nie. Dan is daar ook die Nqwebadam waar jy kan afkoel en die Vallei van Verlatenheid (Valley of Desolation) wat gereken kan word as een van die natuurtonele wat beslis in jou hart ’n besonderse plekkie sal vind.

Kuns in Nieu-Bethesda

Hierdie klein buurdorpie is naby Graaff-Reinet geleë en bekend vir die Uilhuis. Met stofpaaie en ’n klein bevolking lyk dit soos ’n dorp wat jy iewers al in ’n kunsfilm moes gesien het. Die Uilhuis is in Martinstraat en jy sal dit sommer maklik vind. Helen Martins se eiesoortige werke is daar te sien, maar jy kan sommer die tydjie ook gebruik om by die dorp se brouery ’n draai te gaan maak, by die boekwinkel in te loer vir leesstof, die Fossielsentrum te besoek en ietsie by die Melting Pot te eet.

Historiese Skatte

Mooi geboue en nog pragtiger geboue van onskatbare historiese waarde is waaruit Graaff-Reinet bestaan. Vergeet van modernisme. In die dorp is byna elke straat histories. Die belangrikste twee strate vir historiese wandelings is Parsonage en Stretch Court. Die Reinet-huis is aan die eindpunt van Parsonage en jy sal ook John Rupert se klein teater in die straat vind. Die Rupert-huis is nog een van die historiese plekke om te besoek en dan is daar die Militêre Museum en talle ander wat jy sal ontdek op jou reis deur Graaff-Reinet.

Van die grootste kaktusversameling tot ’n druiweprieel wat van die 1870’s al staan is ook te siene. Inderwaarheid is daar soveel te sien en doen, dat dit beter sal wees om liefs ’n hele naweek of week se verblyf by KarooRus te bespreek om jou genoeg tyd te gee om by alles uit te kom.

Bed and Breakfast Graaff-Reinet Accommodation

Why Visit the Karoo? Things to Do and See in Graaff-Reinet

How many times have you travelled from Cape Town, Mossel Bay or Plettenberg Bay and back again to Gauteng in such a rush to get home that you only used all the main routes? Most people travel along the N1 highway from Gauteng to Cape Town and back, and they miss out on the best-kept secrets in the South African tourist destination treasure chest.

Next time you travel to or from the coast back home, make use of the affordable bed-and-breakfast accommodation available in Graaff-Reinet at KarooRus and spend some time exploring the surrounds. You might even decide to stay for a week, because there are so many things to do and see in and around Graaff-Reinet. A day is not enough to cover all the bases. Below are some of the activities to be enjoyed, things to experience, and places to see that will make you wonder why you have not booked your bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Graaff-Reinet already.

Bed and Breakfast Graaff-Reinet AccommodationVisit the historical places in Graaff-Reinet, such as the Old Residency Museum, the Military Museum, the Reinet House, and the Urquhart House on a historical walk tour through the town. You may also want to stop at the Black Acorn Grapevine, which was originally planted in 1870 and is still alive today. It can be seen at the Reinet House.

Visit the Old Library Museum to learn more about the prehistoric part of the earth’s history and brush up on your fine arts appreciation at the Hester Rupert Art Museum. Fancy photos of beautiful and majestic churches? You are in luck, for Graaff-Reinet has no shortage of beautiful buildings, including the Dutch Reformed Church, which is called the “large church”. Once you have seen it, you will know why.

From art to plants. Do not forget to drop by the Obesa Nursery known for their large collection of succulents, which has been noted as the biggest collection of cacti in the world. And what better way to appreciate this than through a labyrinth of succulents?

Graaff-Reinet is surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park and a visit to the Park is recommended, especially to experience an awe-inspiring view from the top of the very famous Valley of Desolation. You can even picnic in the park while you are able to spot several animals, fortunately none of which will have you for breakfast or lunch!

Why not be adventurous? Go on a 4×4 trip in the mountain or slow right down to walking pace with a hike along one of the trails in the Park. If you have a Wild Card, which you can get from the South African National Parks, you have free entrance to the Camdeboo.

You can also book a light aircraft flight and see the expanse of the Karoo from above and then sit back and relax at the John Rupert Theatre to watch live shows or interesting films. You can venture by car to the nearby town of Nieu Bethesda to visit the famous Owl House or simply browse the gift and antique stores and enjoy scrumptious Karoo lamb at one of the many restaurants.

Do not let it stay a dream. Book your bed-and-breakfast accommodation at KarooRus and explore the amazing Graaff-Reinet region.

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