Graaff-Reinet Accommodation

Graaff-Reinet Accommodation

Graaff-Reinet Accommodation

Accommodation in Graaff-Reinet | Akkommodasie in Graaff-Reinet | Graaff-Reinet Budget Holiday Accommodation

Powered By

Graaff-Reinet Accommodation – Browse Online For Your Graaff-Reinet Self Catering, Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Great Accommodation Deals

Take the “Adventure escape Route” between Pretoria and your holiday trip to Cape Town via the N9 turn-off at Colesburg and head towards the budget family accommodation town of Graaff Reinet.

Situated half way Gauteng and the Western Cape Graaff Reinet is ideally situated as an ideal cheap overnight stop over between many of the major centres in South Africa, but it is the visitor who takes the time out to explore this unique area, who will experience the adventure of a lifetime during their budget family holidays.

The route via Graaff Reinet is the best access between the Goldfields of Gauteng and the spectacular Garden Route starting from St Francis Bay and ending at the scenic wine lands of Paarl and Stellenbosch finally leading you to your family holiday is Cape Town.

The original Dutch Reformed church in the town is a prominent stone building in the high street with seating facilities for 1500 people. The building is a reproduction of the Salisbury Cathedral and is typical of numerous other towns in the Klien Karoo Towns such as Gariep.

The Graaff Reinet college is an educational centre of some importance; it was rebuilt in 1906 and has turned Graaff Reinet into a flourishing market for agricultural produce, the district being noted for its mohair industry, sheep and ostrich farming.

The Valley of Desolation is a short 10 minute drive from Graaf Reinet (approximately 13km) ,besides being a geological wonder of weathered dolomite pillars which is a declared national monument with magnificent views over the Karoo plains, the valley also boasts an incredibly diversity of karoo fauna and flora. The wildlife found in the Camdeboo National Park is also bountiful with Cape Buffalo, Cape Mountain Zebra and the heaviest fling bird in the world – the Kori Bustard,

  • Tourist Attractions
    The Camdeboo National Park of 200 km², on the outskirts of the town with its interesting flora and fauna.
  • Stretch’s Court, a picturesque restored street of Karoo cottages with brightly painted shutters and doors.
  • Graaf Reinet House Museum – a Cape Dutch building, formerly the Dutch Reformed Church parsonage
  • The Agave Distillery – a distillery producing tequila from the agave plant.
  • The Karoo architecture.
  • The Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of the town. This Dutch Reformed Church is the only known church in South Africa and possibly in the world to have a kitchen and a chimney.
  • The Drostdy Hotel – A Cape Dutch building erected in 1806 as the local seat of government by the VOC. Currently a hotel

Graaff-Reinet lies well within the great geological system known as the Karoo Supergroup. Rocks of the Karoo Supergroup were formed from mud, sand and clay washed by rivers into the low-lying marshy Karoo Basin that existed around 200 million years ago. Examination of the hills and koppies around Graaff-Reinet soon reveals the layered nature of the rock formations, reflecting their origin as banks of sand or clay laid down by stream action.

What may normally appear to be a desolate and barren Karoo landscape to the casual observer, is a treasure chest of information to the paleontologists, as this area is in fact one of the world’s largest natural graveyards. Exposed along the slopes of the Karoo koppies and in the sides of river channels are fossilized bones from the Age of Reptiles.

These animals lived in the prehistoric Karoo marshlands and in many cases their bones and skeletons settled into the mud and sand. Their skeletons were petrified as the layers of sediment gradually hardened into stone. They provide a unique insight into the animal life of the world long before the advent of birds, mammals and man.

Sharing knowledge of an area steeped in culture, history and ecology – offering specialised tours such as:

  • Boer War and Local History Tours
  • Game Viewing Safaris in and Around the Klien Karoo
  • Khoisan Rock Art and other Indigenous Tours
  • Fossil Excursions in the Valley of Desolation
  • Local Ethnic Township Walkabouts
  • Guided Tours to Working Karoo Farms and Game Farms

Popular Holiday Accommodation Destinations

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth has coastal and mountain scenery, and is famous for beautiful beaches. 

Cape Town

The second most populated city in the country, Cape Town is called ‘home’ to nearly 4 million people.


The Golden Mile along the Durban beachfront is lined with multi-story hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs.


The permanently pleasant climate and warm sea are perfect all year for a relaxing holiday, especially with children


Ballito is away from crowds, for people wanting a restful time surrounded by nature and the sound of waves. 

Weekend Accommodation Getaways


A charming small holiday Resort town grew up around the dam, little villages developed along the banks


Langebaan offers bird watching for all the bird enthusiasts to enjoy all around the shores of the lagoon.


Said to be the birthplace of mankind, the Magaliesberg region was proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1999


South Africa’s fly-fishing capital with the area offering excellent still water and river fishing


The coastal town offers a wide range of activities for couples, friends and families to enjoy

Main City Accommodation


Johannesburg has several names, such as Joburg, Jozi, Jo’burg, Joeys or eGoli – City of Gold in Zulu

Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha

The Sunshine Coast starts here and stretches 300 kms along the eastern seaboard of South Africa


Bloemfontein is South Africa’s judicial capital and the capital of the Free State Province.

Pretoria / Tshwane

Known as Jacaranda City for good reason; the city streets are lined with thousands of jacaranda trees

Cape Town

A must for every first time visitor is a trip up Table Mountain, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world.