Graaff-Reinet’s Affordable Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation

The wisdom of taking frequent breaks when travelling, particularly if the journey is lengthy, is well-known. According to research conducted by road safety and physical wellness experts, this break-taking practice should take place at least every 200 km. It is essential for your safety and the safety of other road users.

Taking Breaks

Ideally, you are supposed to pull off the road in a safe place, get out of the vehicle to stretch your legs, walk around, take a nature break if necessary, and have a cup of coffee and some food before resuming the trip. The body relaxes, eyes get to rest and refocus, blood circulation improves, and the mind gets a break from concentrating and anticipating potential hazards on or near the road.

Overnight Stops

The same applies to overnight stops when travelling by road. You need to rest and refresh your mind, body, and senses. South Africa is a vast country. Our national roads and byways cover massive distances, and towns are far apart in rural regions, like the Karoo, where drivers can easily become mesmerised by a seemingly endless stretch of road with few visible features and diversity when travelling at speed.

Graaff-Reinet is South Africa’s fourth oldest town (only Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam are older). It is a perfect overnight stop along the N9, when travelling to or from the inland and coastal regions where the Western Cape and Eastern Cape meet. It is a charming town with friendly, down-to-earth people, who welcome visitors to Graaff-Reinet with true Karoo warmth, sincerity, and hospitality.

KarooRus Self-Catering Accommodation

Our comfy, well-appointed self-catering guesthouse, KarooRus, is situated in the heart of peaceful Graaff-Reinet. We offer affordable luxury accommodation. We are just a few minutes’ leisurely walk away from the town centre. In town, we have a collection of fine restaurants, coffee shops, informal eateries, and shops, just in case you would prefer to eat out rather than self-cater when accommodated at our establishment, or if you need to buy supplies for yourself.

We are proud and delighted that many of our former KarooRus guests have said that they have enjoyed their accommodation and stay at our guesthouse so much, that they intend to make it a point to stop in Graaff-Reinet, and book more than one night’s remarkably affordable accommodation. Our town and guesthouse have become chosen destinations in their own right.

KarooRus accommodation consists of seven individual self-catering units, one of which accommodates two people. Five units can each accommodate four guests, whilst our family unit can accommodate six people. All our guest accommodation units have private entrances and are air conditioned, so hot Karoo summers and chilly winter nights do not detract from the affordable luxury and relaxing comfort at KarooRus.

Our neat, immaculate kitchens are each equipped with a fridge, microwave, two-plate stove, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery, and a washbasin. You will have everything you need to cater for yourself and/or your travel companions.

Our name, KarooRus, means “rest in the Karoo”, and it truly is a place of peaceful, tranquil rest and relaxation in the Karoo, offering excellent and affordable accommodation. Currently, in mid-2018, rates range from R400 to R550 per night for affordable self-catering luxury in the quaint and charming Graaff-Reinet.

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