The Top 10 Best Things to Do in Graaff-Reinet During the Month of Love

February might be the month of love, but why can every month not be? What have you done lately to show your better half how much you care for them? Any day is a good day to celebrate romance, love, friendship, and admiration, as well as reminisce about the good memories that will last forever, not just Valentine’s Day. Take time out to spend some time together in an enchanting new place. While you could spoil your loved one with all things heart-shaped and sparkly, doing something you both enjoy can be so much more rewarding than an expensive gift. So, here is an interesting idea: take a weekend off from your busy schedule and visit the beautiful town of Graaff-Reinet. There are so many things to do here!

On the banks of the Sundays River in South Africa’s Karoo heartland of lies the beautiful historical town of Graaff-Reinet. Holding the title of the oldest town in the Eastern Cape and the fourth oldest in the entire country, Graaff-Reinet is often referred to as the “Gem of the Karoo”, and with good reason. With some unique places to see as well as offering lots of adventure and entertainment, the town promises couples a chance to escape the world and live in the moment.

If you love history and architecture, you are certainly going to enjoy Graaff-Reinet. Not only does the town boast more than 200 heritage sites, but it is also the home of fascinating fossils and other archaeological wonders, boasting more heritage sites than anywhere else in South Africa. If you are avid nature lovers, you are going to fall in love with Graaff-Reinet’s spectacular countryside. Surrounded by 195 km2 of prime conservation area in the form of the Camdeboo National Park, be prepared to be awestruck by the spectacular wildlife and adventure water sports on offer. Here are ten exciting things to do in Graaff-Reinet:

  1. Visit the Valley of Desolation.
  2. Pop into the Reinet House Museum.
  3. Go wildlife viewing in the Camdeboo National Park.
  4. Be mesmerised by the cacti at Obesa Nurser
  5. Take a helicopter trip.
  6. Go on a historical tour.
  7. Go on a nature and wildlife tour.
  8. Take a hot-air balloon ride over the Sundays River.
  9. Visit one of many wine bars.
  10. Go canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, or tubing on the Nqweba Dam.

As one of the best-hidden tourism jewels, Graaff-Reinet combines all the crucial elements required for a memorable romantic getaway, with lots of things to do. Should you be looking for accommodation, book at KarooRus. We are proud to be one of the most comfortable and affordable guest houses in Graaff-Reinet and our luxurious self-catering apartments are stylishly decorated to ensure a comfortable home-away-from-home stay. Each apartment has its own private entrance and a kitchenette with all the necessary appliances and utensils. Expect only the finest quality bedding, linen, and towels, a flat-screen television with DStv, beautiful wooden floors, and spacious en-suite bathrooms. Do not miss out; visit our user-friendly website to book your accommodation today.

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