Holiday Escapes to the Karoo

Banish Those Winter Blues with One of the Best Holiday Escapes to the Karoo

Have you been looking for an affordable weekend break in the Karoo over the winter holidays? It has been a long, hot summer and as the cold winds start to blow, many families from all over South Africa will be visiting one of the oldest holiday towns in the Karoo: Graaff-Reinet. Yes, every year, thousands of people head down the famous and scenic Route 62 to the beautiful, historical town of Graaff-Reinet.

In a crook of the Sundays River and in the midst of the Camdeboo National Park, Graaff-Reinet, also known as the “Gem of the Karoo”, is a place of big skies, game farms, starlight instead of street lamps, lamb shanks as opposed to steaks, and a delightful collection of historic Cape Dutch architecture. It is a place where one can enjoy the silence and the starry night sky without all the distractions of big-city life. Offering peace, fun, adventure, and entertainment – with plenty of unique places to see – it promises families, couples, friends, and passers-by a chance to escape the world, catch their breath, and live in the moment.

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us – Anon

With all the beauty and variety the town offers, it might be difficult to pick your favourite spot for a winter holiday escape. Everything from hotels, country bed & breakfasts, plush holiday homes, cosy campgrounds, and magical farm cottages with impeccable views to luxury lodges built into the mountainside can be found here. A holiday escape to the Karoo has never been more exciting. But you want a place where the crackle and warm glow of a lively fireplace fill the air. A place where you can go on a safari walk, visit interesting historical sites, do a spot of shopping, and enjoy board games and Merlot, lamb stew, hot chocolate, and marshmallows. You want the perfect winter holiday escape, like KarooRus in Graaff-Reinet.

Find the Perfect Winter Escape at the KarooRus

In the heart of Graaff-Reinet, and a mere 5-minute walk from all the trendy hot spots, craft-beer breweries, galleries, and shops, KarooRus is a modern self-catering guest house that takes great pride in its luxury accommodation. Some self-catering holiday escapes are just better in winter than others – and ours stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Take Your Pick from Various Luxury Accommodation Suites

We are proud to be one of the best and most affordable self-catering holiday escapes in Graaff-Reinet and our luxury self-catering suites are stylish, cosy, and beautifully decorated to ensure a comfortable stay. Providing home-from-home furnishings, we offer guests the choice of seven newly renovated suites that boast spacious en suite bathrooms, beautiful wooden floors, top-quality linen and towels, a flat-screen television with DStv, a fully equipped kitchenette fitted with modern appliances and utensils, an alarm system, and free Wi-Fi. All our suites also have their own braai areas and secure off-street parking – and we even welcome your pets!

For one of the best winter holiday escapes in the Karoo, book at KarooRus today.

Guest Houses in Graaff-Reinet

One of the Top Guest Houses in Graaff-Reinet Ideal for Families, Couples, and Corporates

Are you a family looking for a weekend or school holiday getaway in Graaff-Reinet, or perhaps a young couple in love looking for a romantic guest house to escape to over the cold winter months? A haven of peace in a tranquil and historical setting, Graaff-Reinet is the oldest town in the Eastern Cape and is packed with history, culture, romance, and outdoor fun and adventure.

Graaff-Reinet Has Something for Everyone

Not just a sleepy town for passersby looking to grab a hot Karoo lamb stew, a glass of Merlot, a warm bed for the night, and an ostrich omelette for breakfast, Graaff-Reinet is a magical family and romantic getaway where heritage, nature, and entertainment combine to offer an unforgettable experience. So, what makes Graaff-Reinet such a magnificent winter getaway? Well, this popular little holiday town has something for everyone, including several guest houses.

With over 200 buildings that have National Monument status, as well as the Camdeboo National Park, the Valley of Desolation, and the Nqweba Dam, Graaff-Reinet offers it all. From visiting stunning geological formations and cliffs that have their origin in volcanic activity millennia ago to indulging in outdoor adventure sports, such as canoeing, kayaking, paragliding, fishing, microlight flying, horse riding, and quad biking — you and your family will fall in love with Graaff-Reinet.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to escape the daily grind of the city over the winter holidays, Graaff-Reinet never disappoints. A visit to this magical holiday hotspot will keep you coming back. Plus, self-catering guest houses are affordable and easily accessible. If you are planning to visit Graaff-Reinet over the winter, you will have to decide where to stay. Fortunately, we make that decision easy for you.

One of The Guest Houses That Is Walking Distance from Restaurants, Boutiques, and Markets

In central Graaff-Reinet, a mere 5-minute walk from all the top hot spots, trendy restaurants, delis, craft-beer breweries, boutiques, art galleries, museums, and organic-food markets, KarooRus is one of the most popular self-catering guest houses in town and it is ideal for families, groups of friends, couples, and businesspeople alike. At KarooRus, we understand you are visiting because you are on holiday or away on business and the last thing you want to be doing is cleaning up. We put the comfort and enjoyment of our guests first, ensuring that they do not have to lift a finger while staying with us.

We Offer the Choice of 7 Self-Catering Family Accommodation Suites

At KarooRus, we offer guests the choice of seven newly renovated family suites that boast en suite bathrooms, wooden floors, top-quality linen and towels, a flat-screen television with DStv, and a fully equipped kitchenette. The larger units have a dining room table and chairs too. While most of our suites are ideal for families of four, our wheelchair-friendly Granaatbos and Ngunibos suites are perfect for families of six to eight. Each unit has its own braai area and secure undercover parking. Plus, you are welcome to bring your pets.

Take the stress out of searching for guest houses in Graaff-Reinet and book at KarooRus.

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