Self-Catering Could Make Luxury Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet More Affordable

Many of the people who may wish to spend a day or two in a place such as Graaff-Reinet will want to reserve their cash to pay for souvenirs or, given the excellent nature of Karoo cuisine, on dining out at some of the fabulous eateries that continue to surprise the new visitors to this picturesque and historic Eastern Cape town.

In such cases, one of the best ways in which to economise is to look for the most affordable accommodation that is available. Cheap tariffs, however, can often mean meagre facilities and a sparsely furnished room that serves no function beyond providing shelter, a bed, and basic ablution facilities. While for some, this may be acceptable, often; tourists and holiday-makers tend to prefer a little more comfort, especially at the end of a busy day spent in exploring the town and its surroundings. For them, a more acceptable means to limit their expenses might be to forego the option of a full breakfast, room service, and similar extras and to settle for a self-catering guest house.

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In a town such as Graaff-Reinet, there is so much to be seen and enjoyed. Despite its limited size, this fourth-oldest South African settlement is a veritable treasure chest of history that tells of the earliest days of the Cape Colony and the battles fought between settler nations vying for its control, of conflict with the indigenous people, of a town once briefly proclaimed as an independent Boer republic, of two bloody wars, and of the Great Trek into the interior and across the Vaal River.

Viewed from the heavens, it is an oasis nestled in the bend of the Sundays River and the foothills of the mountain known as Spandau Kop and surrounded by a region of the Great Karoo now a national park, rich in indigenous flora and fauna and some the most fascinating an unusual scenery in the country. Nobody who visits Graaff-Reinet should think of leaving without first pausing to experience the vast Camdeboo plains and the extraordinary geological formations that serve to make the Valley of Desolation appear as the alien landscape of some hostile and distant world that belongs to science fiction.

All of this means that an overnight stay will never be enough and given that the town offers comfortable and affordable accommodation that most would regard as luxurious, there are many good reasons to extend one’s visit and to savour the unique sights and experiences that continue to draw thousands of visitors, both from overseas and South Africa.

Combining the advantages of a surprisingly reasonable rate with facilities seldom seen outside of a 5-star hotel, the self-catering guest house KarooRus lives up to its name, providing travellers to this quaint and historic Karoo town, with a haven of rest. Security with off-street parking and private, alarmed entrance, and air-conditioned rooms decorated, furnished, an equipped to the highest standard, fitted kitchenette, and DStv provide luxury enough.

KarooRus is located just a stone’s throw from some of the town’s world-class restaurants, many served by award-winning chefs, offers luxury with the added benefit of convenience and this affordable accommodation is a favourite with so many visitors to Graaff-Reinet.

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