Self-Catering Accommodation Karoo

Money-Saving Tips for When Booking Self-Catering Accommodation in the Karoo

Are you getting that feeling that another getaway is in order? Wouldn’t it be great to pack a few bags, jump in the car, go on a scenic family road trip through the Karoo, and relax in what is arguably the Karoo’s top-ranking self-catering accommodation? You can do that in Graaff-Reinet.

Life is stressful, living costs are high, and many families are on a strict budget when planning a holiday. And if you have little busy bodies around, they are going to want to enjoy all the full gamut of fun things that Graaff-Reinet has to offer. This beautiful town offers a wide range of exciting activities and attractions that will not only keep the kids occupied, but will be educational as well. With that said, if you’re on a tight budget, here are a few money-saving tips that will give you extra cash to spend on the things that matter the most to you: Your kids.


Ditch the Costly Restaurants

Self-catering accommodation is a wonderful way to enjoy a break away from home, but still enjoy the affordability of living at home. If you have children, self-catering is the name of the game. Eating out at fancy restaurants can cost a king’s ransom, especially if you have a big family, so ditch all those expensive restaurants and prepare your meals in the comfort of your guest house. However, for those nights that you do not want to make food yourself, try the street-market hot spots in town.


Don’t Forget to Pack All the Spoils

Many travellers come unprepared and the last thing you want is to have to travel to the nearest 24-hour convenience store at ten at night to buy – at a premium – something that would have been far cheaper at your local supermarket. To be safe, aside from packing all the basics, there are certain items that you just can’t afford to go without, such as your coffee, kids’ cereals, midnight snacks, and a few special treats. And don’t forget to bring your favourite wine along, with a corkscrew bottle opener, of course!


Compare Self-Catering Facilities and Services

Not all upmarket guest houses offer accommodation with top-quality linen and towels, a flat-screen television, DStv, a fully equipped kitchenette with all the standard appliances, a dining space, air-conditioning, an alarm system, secure off-street parking, a braai area, free Wi-Fi, and even kids’ board games. Even fewer offer housekeeping services that include laundry services. Make sure to compare and choose accommodation that can offer the exact services you require, as this will save you both time and money.


KarooRus Is in the Heart of Graaff-Reinet

If you’re looking for affordable, home-away-from-home self-catering accommodation in the Karoo that offers all of the above-mentioned amenities, you should really be looking at KarooRus. Situated in the heart of Graaff-Reinet, we offer seven stylishly decorated self-catering accommodation suites, each with a wooden floor and its own private entrance.

We believe in giving our guests more than just privacy, space, comfort, and safety. We also offer them rates that are easy on the pocket. Secure your Karoo holiday accommodation with us today.

Things to Do in the Karoo

Top Things to Do in Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo with Your Family for the Holidays

Every holiday, you have to decide what to do. Sure, you could stay at home and braai with friends and family, catch up on your favourite series, or get those small things done around the house you’ve had no time to get to. But wouldn’t it be great to do something together as a family? Do something fun, adventurous, and memorable, like visiting Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo.

Every year many visitors round up the kids and go on a road trip along Route 62 to Graaff-Reinet, one of the oldest holiday towns in South Africa. Originally established in 1876 in the Karoo, Graaff Reinet is steeped in history. The surrounding Karoo landscape is a treasure trove of fossils, but that’s not all this town has to offer. Here are a few of the top things to do with your family in the beautiful Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet.

Take A Hike in the Camdeboo National Park

If it’s your mission to get your kids away from all the computer games that seem to occupy them for hours, pack a delicious lunch, gather the troops, and head out for an adventurous hike in the Camdeboo National Park. Home to 249 bird species, 43 mammal species, and 336 types of plants, the Camdeboo National Park is also a former home of the Bushmen and as such, numerous Bushmen drawings can still be found in caves and on rock cliffs in the area. With so much wildlife, one of the most exciting things about hiking in the Camdeboo National Park is that you never know what you’re going to spot. Just keep your camera near you at all times.

Visit the Valley of Desolation

Thousands of people visit the Karoo each year and the Valley of Desolation is the foremost tourist attraction in the region. A spectacular geological phenomenon, this tourist hotspot is said to be a product of the erosive and volcanic forces of nature over a period of billions of years. Some of the earliest forms of fossils have been discovered here, indicating that life has existed in this region for at least three billion years. This is one educational outing that will go down in family history, so be sure to take many pictures.

Enjoy Adventure and Fun on the Nqweba Dam

There is hardly a family that does not enjoy spending the day on a dam, indulging in some water sports and fun in the sun. Most kids love water and adventure and what better way to get them away from the tablets and cellphones than rafting, kayaking, and tubing on the Nqweba Dam? And if you’re up for it, sign up for a family horse-riding tour or a family quad-biking tour. Give your family a chance to escape the world by visiting this gorgeous Karoo town that offers entertainment and adventure opportunities for everyone.

Your kids will be entertained every day; in fact, a weekend will hardly be enough time to see and do everything. While you’re here, stay in the superbly comfortable and luxurious KarooRus self-catering guest house.

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