Self-catering Accommodation Graaff-Reinet Eastern Cape

Self-Catering Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet – the Gem of the Eastern Cape

Tourists from around the world are drawn to the unique beauty of Africa. The combination of sunny weather, beautiful fauna and flora, and modern conveniences such as malls and top-class accommodation put South-Africa at the top of many tourists’ to-do lists. There is no better place to experience South Africa’s wide variety of sights, activities, and accommodation options than the Eastern Cape.

Things to See and Do in the Eastern Cape

A visit to the Eastern Cape is definitely a trip on the wild side. One can travel from the depths of a coastal forest to the wide open spaces of the Karoo within an hour or two. Some of the must-see attractions are:

  • The beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and the Storms River Suspension Bridge. This national park in Knysna is well-known for its fauna and flora and is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.
  • Addo Elephant National Park is less than 40 minutes’ drive from Port Elizabeth. As one of the top five largest national parks in the country, it boasts a great variety of animals in their natural habitat.
  • The Mountain Zebra National Park in the Cradock area with its sunny skies, open plains and, of-course, the beautiful Cape mountain zebras.
  • The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment world in Port Elizabeth is known for all sorts of entertainment, live shows, and gaming, as well as their 5-star luxury accommodation.
  • Surfers from all around the world come to Jeffreys Bay to catch the best waves at Paradise Beach.

Located in the centre of this province – only a few hours’ drive from most sights and activities – is the town of Graaff-Reinet. Also known as the “Jewel of the Karoo,” this beautiful town finds a place in the hearts of visitors who return time and again. There is much to see and do in Graaff-Reinet. Old buildings with rich histories, beautiful churches, the Valley of Desolation, excellent restaurants, and quaint little shops will keep one busy. Many tourists have passed through Graaff-Reinet and opted to linger a little longer than planned. Last-minute bookings are a regular occurrence in town when tourists decide to arrange accommodation for an extra night or two – they have a choice between bed-and-breakfast, self-catering, or backpacker establishments.

Why Choose KarooRus

KarooRus self-catering guest house welcome these drop-in visitors. Our seven fully equipped self-catering units are within walking distance of most sights, activities, monuments, museums, and shops in Graaff-Reinet. The quiet neighbourhood in which we are located ensures a peaceful night’s rest. The positive reviews received from guests confirm that we have a winning recipe with our self-catering accommodation. Each of our spacious units is equipped as follows:

  • En-suite bathroom with shower.
  • Equipped self-catering kitchen with all cooking and eating utensils.
  • Braai facilities with free wood.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • DStv and a flat-screen television.
  • Safe, off-street parking with motorised gates.
  • Top-quality bedding and linen.
  • Camping cots, baby baths, and plastic cutlery for young travellers.
  • Wheelchair-friendly (one of but a few providers of self-catering accommodation in Graaff-Reinet offering this).

Contact our team for more information and be sure to book your stay this beautiful part of the Eastern Cape.

Graaff-Reinet Family Accommodation

Truly Family Friendly Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet

Being a family means going through seasons. Baby season becomes the messy toddler season, which leads to the ever-so-busy pre-teen season. Finding accommodation that suits the ever-changing needs of your family can be a challenge.

What Makes a Guest House Family Friendly?

The location of your accommodation is very important. Choosing a guest house in an unsafe area could put your loved ones, belongings, and entire trip in jeopardy. It is in your best interest to find out a little about the neighbourhood of your guest house before you book. The security of the establishment is of the utmost importance. Can anyone on the street get easy access to the premises? Does your unit have an alarm system? Do the windows have burglar bars and the doors security gates?

Family Friendly Accommodation in Graaff-ReinetEnsure the accommodation you book is large enough for your family. Being crammed into a too-small unit will inevitably lead to sleepless nights and lots of frustration. It might be a good idea for the teenagers to have a separate bedroom. If at all possible, consider booking a separate unit for them next door to yours – with their own TV and bathroom. Toddlers and small children are a different matter. You probably want them in the same unit to keep a wary eye. Booking open-plan accommodation where the whole family sleeps in one sleep area might be the key to a good night’s rest.

After a long day on the road, everyone enjoys stretching their legs. Younger members of the family need some space to roam in safety. Be sure to ask if the accommodation you have in mind faces the street or a garden area. Having little ones within a few steps of a street is certainly a deal-breaker. Trivial things are important when you have children, such as plastic cutlery for toddlers, cots and baths for babies, Wi-Fi for teenagers, and sports channels for Dad.

Why You Should Choose KarooRus in Graaff-Reinet

KarooRus offers self-catering accommodation in the lovely Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet. We are situated in the heart of Graaff-Reinet in a quiet neighbourhood where children and families are often seen walking and riding their bicycles. Being family-friendly has always been a very high priority for us. We provide camping cots and plastic baby baths. Toddlers have thick, comfortable mattresses, plastic cutlery, books to read, and space to move around safely. Teenagers have access to free Wi-Fi and DStv with movie and sports channels. Our family units all have braai areas, so little ones can sleep soundly inside while the rest of the family sit around the fire.

Graaff-Reinet is known for its extreme temperatures from time to time, but the air conditioners in every unit ensure a very comfortable stay, whatever the weather. Security is strict, as only guests with remote controls can gain access to the premises. We have burglar bars, an alarm system, and security gates for that extra peace of mind. KarooRus offers different types of family units to suit the different seasons of each family.

Contact our team in Graaff-Reinet for more information on our family accommodation.

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