Explore the Karoo While Enjoying Luxury Self-Catering Guest House Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet
While visiting the Karoo Heartland you will need warm and welcoming accommodation…and few places can compare with KarooRus offering superb guest house accommodation in Graaff-Reinet. The opulent surrounds of the six self-catering units located in a beautifully restored house, provide for safe and well-equipped accommodation for travellers to this unique part of South Africa.
Each of the units is fitted with self-controlled air-conditioning, a kitchenette and breakfast nook complete with cooking utensils & cutlery, as well as a microwave and two plate stove. We know that the first coffee or tea brew of the morning is essential to get you up and going and for that reason we have included a tea & coffee making facility in every apartment.
Enjoy comfortable accommodation with the double bed and or single beds, flat screen TV with DStv bouquet, duvets, sheets foam pillows and extra blankets for the cooler evenings. Our unique guest house accommodation in Graaff-Reinet is exceptionally popular amongst tourists to this quaint little town because of the luxuries offered including the private and en-suite bathroom in each unit.
Of course, you will want to explore the surrounding area and Graaff-Reinet will not disappoint. As the oldest town in the Eastern Cape it has as many as 200 buildings which have been declared National Monuments. Indeed, you will find that an entire street has been restored to its former glory and of particular interest are the slave cottages. The town still has its original old-time charm, which for some people, is also a welcoming reprieve after the beautiful, but sandy character of the Karoo.
A must visit attraction is the Camdeboo Park with the Valley of Desolation within its borders as well as the Nqweba Dam. The Valley of Desolation is known for dolerite pillars which reach up to 120 metres in the air and certainly make a scenic picture to appreciate. The Camdeboo Conservancy covers 22 farms which provide a large area of hiking trails with other activities such as horse riding, trout fishing and birding also on offer. Specialised tours for rock art viewing and township experiences can be booked in Graaff-Reinet.
Take a morning drive to the little village of Nieu-Bethesda, a historical church town where you will also be able to visit the famous Owl House, an art lover’s dream which has been featured in many magazines as one of the best examples of outsider art. The house belonged to the late Helen Martins who transformed her little home into an art masterpiece of sculptures and unusual art works.
Our town offers the history buff an amazing array of museums and buildings to visit of which the Hester Rupert Art Museum is an example. The museum is located in the fifth oldest church structure in the country, which was originally built as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821. It became and art museum in 1966 with 90 stunning sculptures and paintings from 83 artists. Anton Rupert originally donated the money for the creation of the museum and the Town Council named the building after Anton’s late mother in honour of his contribution. The museum building was declared a National Monument in 1968.
No doubt – if you visit Graaff-Reinet you will want to stay at least a day or two. Contact us to book luxury and comfortable self-catering accommodation in Graaff-Reinet.