Graaff-Reinet B&B

Advantages of Self-Catering Versus B&B Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet

Almost wherever one travels nowadays, the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet included, one has a variety of accommodation choices, such as a B&B, guesthouse, lodge, hotel or boutique hotel, room, or short-term apartment. It is all on offer in most places at which you stop over or wish to visit – the type of accommodation you want, or whichever is within your means.

South Africa’s hospitality industry offers a great deal more variety today than was once the case. A couple of generations ago, irrespective of the destination where you booked your accommodation, your only option was a traditional hotel. In large urban centres, one could find a number of hotels from which to choose, whilst in more rural and smaller villages, as well as dorpies and towns, there would seldom be more than one hotel, which was your sole and only accommodation option.


Graaff-Reinet’s Friendly, Welcoming Karoo Hospitality

The situation might have occurred in which it was just too bad if the establishment was not to your liking. Take it or leave it – that may possibly have been your only choice, though it is unlikely that poor accommodation was ever prevalent in yesteryear’s Graaff-Reinet. This historical Karoo region and town has always been known for its typically South African, warm welcome extended to all visitors, and the genuine, generous hospitality of its sincere, friendly residents.


Self-Catering Accommodation

At our guesthouse in Graaff-Reinet, KarooRus, we have found that most of our guests prefer to self-cater privately, rather than opting for B&B accommodation, with a room and breakfast in the host’s home. Our seven, luxuriously appointed accommodation units, each with a private entrance, feature modern, fully equipped kitchenettes, complete with a dining table and chairs.

Guests have everything at hand to prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Supplies are available from a national supermarket outlet within easy walking distance from KarooRus, as are various restaurants and coffee shops for those who prefer eating out.

Self-catering at KarooRus, instead of B&B accommodation elsewhere, allows visitors, who stay over for a while to experience Graaff-Reinet’s unique attractions, the freedom to eat, rest, explore, and come and go as they please. Self-catering is ideal for these folks, as well as travellers who are just stopping for a night and are in a hurry to continue their journey thereafter, without having to wait for breakfast to be served in a traditional B&B.

At KarooRus, we have taken note of aspects of accommodation that set our establishment’s benchmark standards, the must-haves of most visitors to Graaff-Reinet and elsewhere. These include:

  • Cleanliness and high-standards of hygiene in guest accommodation units and everything within KarooRus. Units are meticulously serviced by friendly, honest housekeeping personnel.
  • Well-furnished, spacious, luxurious accommodation with comfy beds, air conditioning, and comprehensively equipped kitchenettes.
  • Private en suite bathroom facilities, in-room flat screen TV with DStv, complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Unit sizes and facilities to suit all guests, including accommodation for wheelchair visitors and those travelling with pets.
  • Safe, secure vehicle parking on KarooRus premises.


We are equally proud and pleased to report that guests who selected KarooRus’ self-catering accommodation, as an alternative to B&B facilities, have been delighted to enjoy and appreciate our fine and luxurious yet exceptionally affordable accommodation while visiting our charming town, Graaff-Reinet, a jewel in the crown of the iconic Karoo. Many look forward to another visit, and we look forward to welcoming them to KarooRus and Graaff-Reinet.

Affordable Holiday Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet

Amazingly Affordable Karoo Holiday Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet

What do you know about the Karoo? If you have ever journeyed from Gauteng to almost anywhere along the western South African coastline, you have most probably passed through some part of the Karoo, possibly completely unaware that the Karoo offers a host of unique holiday opportunities. The Karoo is by no means only endless open plains, dotted with Karoo Bossies and flat-topped dolerite Karoo Koppies.

Wonderful holidays can be enjoyed in the Karoo. If you do not know this or have not already holidayed in the Karoo, there is a whole new holiday world with wonderful holiday destinations and accommodation for you to discover. Two main Karoo regions exist – the Great Karoo and the Klein (Little) Karoo, which are subdivided into more regions. Amongst these, there is the Camdeboo and a magnificent national park, similarly named Camdeboo.

The Camdeboo National Park, not far from our town, Graaff-Reinet, and our lovely, affordable holiday guesthouse, KarooRus (Karoo Rest), are just a few of the many and varied holiday attractions of our part of the Karoo’s Camdeboo region. Graaff-Reinet and KarooRus is also the ideal base from which to explore all that our area has to offer.


Graaff-Reinet’s Warm, Friendly Hospitality

Friendly, warm, and sincerely hospitable Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, preceded in age only by Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam. Graaff-Reinet is truly rich in history. More than 200 historic Graaff-Reinet buildings are national monuments, still gainfully occupied for a variety of purposes.

In South Africa, holiday accommodation typically comes in a multitude of guises – luxurious and wildly expensive with every possible creature comfort of which one could possibly think laid on, those that are in-between, or really basic accommodation, maybe somewhat dodgy and dubious, or cheap and nasty, not a place where you would wish to spend precious holiday time.


Affordable Luxury Accommodation

Most holiday goers would love to enjoy luxury accommodation while on holiday, but have reservations about their means to afford such facilities for a few days’ or weeks’ holiday. Book your Camdeboo holiday accommodation at Graaff-Reinet’s KarooRus, where supremely comfortable, yet remarkably affordable accommodation is our standard.

Our beautifully appointed KarooRus accommodation is so competitively priced that our guests are able to afford longer holidays in luxury. Because there is so much to see and do in and around Graaff-Reinet, our guests prefer to come, go, and dine, as and when they please. Thus, our comprehensively equipped self-catering accommodation facilities allow people to eat in, out, or both, comfortably and conveniently.

Moreover, Graaff-Reinet is home to a variety of excellent restaurants and casual eateries, a short stroll from KarooRus. Here, holiday makers who prefer to eat out are delighted to partake of the best fare Graaff-Reinet has to offer.

KarooRus’ seven self-contained, air conditioned, spacious accommodation units all have private entrances, for holiday guests’ convenience. Each suite is serviced by friendly, honest staff members. Even self-catering visitors do not have to lift a housekeeping finger. Sizes of units/occupant numbers vary, ensuring that our welcome guests enjoy the most suitable, affordable holiday accommodation possible in Graaff-Reinet, a gem of a town in the Camdeboo district of the Eastern Cape Karoo.

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