Rietjiesbos Bed & Breakfast in Graaff-Reinet

Graaff Reinet Accommodation

Fairfield Cottage self-catering accommodation

Neat and comfortable self-catering cottage in Graaff-Reinet. Situated en route to the valley of desolation, close to schools, within walking distance of the CBD, and a variety of local restaurants. This is ideal and perfect for school parents on sports weekends, travelers for overnight accommodation or visitors to Graaff-Reinet. The fully equipped self-catering cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests and all towels and linen are provided. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed with air conditioning, the smaller bedroom a standard double bed and the open-plan loft has 2 single beds. The bathroom is equipped with a bath and shower. The cottage consists out of an open- plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, TV with selected DStv channels as well as free WiFi available to guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, kettle and toaster, and there is also a washing machine and iron available for your convenience. Fairfield Cottage also provides off-street parking with a small yard with a Weber braai. Complimentary tea, coffee and rusks are available to all our guests.

Beau & I self-catering accommodation

As the name of our establishment depicts, this is a team effort by Beau & Imelda to give top class service to our guests and to ensure that they will remember their stay with us.Our establishment is situated in the heart of Graaff-Reinet. We are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums and places of interest. A warm, relaxed ambience has been created with particular emphasis on comfort to make our guests feel at home. We offer comfortable accommodation, set in a tranquil garden with patio and barbeque area. Heaters and electric blankets ensure a cosy sleep during those cold winter nights. Two of the en-suite rooms have airconditioners. A bar fridge, microwave oven, toaster and kettle are at the disposal of our guests for their convenience. Our golf course, which is within 5 km of the town, is rated as one of the best 9-hole golf courses in South Africa. It is an oasis in the middle of the barren Karoo landscape and the true golfer must experience this course.

Karoopark Guest House

Accommodation at Karoopark Guest House is available in the Colonial-style manor house that was built at the end of the 19th century or in the tranquil garden setting. Self-catering cottages are available with private entrances.

Camdeboo Cottages self-catering accommodation

Camdeboo Cottages is located in the heart of old Graaff-Reinet, on the corner of Bourke and Parliament Street, within walking distance of local attractions and facilities. Experience a piece of South Africa’s history by staying in one of these cottages which have been declared national monuments. The unique and historical cottages have been lovingly restored boasting original yellow-wood floors and reed ceilings together with modern amenities such as aircon and televisions.

 

Country Village accommodation

As you enter this estate in the centre of Graaff-Reinet the first thing that strikes you is the air of tranquility that pervades the grounds – a secure haven where you can leave your cares behind. Country Village is a place to unwind, get those kinks out after a long journey, and relax. It is an ideal place for an overnight stay or a short holiday, close to all the major attractions, schools, coffee shops and restaurants. Packages have been designed to suit every budget. Great care has been taken with each cottage to ensure every comfort, and service, which only country-folk know how to provide. Various options are available, cosy cottages sleeping 2 or 3 persons. All are en-suite, serviced daily and fully equipped (microwaves, fridges and TV's). Luxury air-conditioned suites are also available. Braai facilities have also been provided for those who enjoy relaxing around a fire with the sound of crickets and experiencing a meal under the Karoo night sky. Meals are available but on request only. Country Village not only welcomes couples and families, they also can cater for both small and large tour groups. Petra, and her experienced staff, take great pride in delivering excellent service to their guests, ensuring that your stay will be made memorable. Staff are always on hand to offer assistance to ensure your comfort as well as to provide information about our wonderful town and environment.

10 Parsonage street – De Kothuize

This, one of the most charming and historically significant of the cottages in Graaff-Reinet’s picturesque Parsonage Street, recently fully-restored, offers three bedrooms all with double beds and all with en-suite bathroom facilities – one with a shower, and two with small bath/combined shower arrangements. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a separate dining room and a sitting room. Externally, there is a substantial paved patio/entertainment area with table and chairs – this area has a built in braai facility and a historic Cape bread oven. The cottage is furnished with several Cape country antiques and prints.  It is ideally situated for the town’s extensive museums and other facilities.  Several good restaurants are within a short walking distance.

No 4 Rothman street self-catering accommodation

Fully equipped self-catering units set in a beautiful garden. There are 3 double units, ideal for families or couples travelling together, that consist of 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a kitchenette and dining-room/lounge. There are also two single units, designed for couples or businessmen, with a private entrance, en suite bathroom and kitchenette. In each bedroom there are two large hotel type beds and the en suite bathroom is fully tiled with a shower, basin and toilet. Each kitchenette is equipped with a microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery etc. Each unit has Wi-Fi, DSTV and an air conditioner/fan. There are laundry facilities available on request. Two extra beds can be added to one of the units if necessary and a cot is also available on request. Tea & coffee are available in the units and breakfast is by arrangement. Braai packs can also be arranged.

Thyme & Again Bed & Breakfast

It is not often that you discover a place that offers caring comfort like Thyme and Again. Brenda (a registered nursing sister) and husband Johnnie, with the guidance of The Wheelchair Travel Club, have created a space that provides ease of access for those who, by circumstance, find their options severely limited when it comes to traveling away from home – everything is at the correct height, no stairs, awkward passages or narrow doors. There's even an emergency button in every suite. Thyme and Again B&B is a place where everyone can relax and enjoy the warm hospitality Brenda and Johnnie freely provide. We love to have our guests join us.... “Its all about comfort,” Brenda says. Each of the 3 suites has air-conditioning, TV with satellite, DSL internet connection and a mini kitchen with a microwave and fridge – ideal for those that just want to relax and not move after a long journey. While there are several good restaurants in Graaff-Reinet, guests are more than welcome to make use of the excellent braai facilities in the entertainment area overlooking the pool. This is where Brenda and Johnnie spend most of their evenings. “The area has been designed so that we can use it year round” says Brenda, “and we love to have our guests join us and enjoy the beautiful evenings we have in the Karoo.” Brenda has dreams of creating total independence for those in wheel chairs – plans have been made to put a hoist in the swimming pool allow easy access without having to rely on the strong arms of others. “I want to create a place where all can feel comfortable and cared for; a space where a person can relax, even convalesce in peaceful surroundings. A place to which guests will return Thyme and Again.”

Groenvlei Farm Guest House

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a Karoo farm, 45 minutes outside Graaff-Reinet. Self catering accommodation is offered in either a 4, 2 or 1 bedroomed cottage that you have entirely to yourself. Each unit has its own fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, its own bathrooms and is fully serviced daily to enable you to take a real break! Wood and braaiing facilities are available, as well as electric blankets and fireplaces in each cottage for winter when snowfalls are possible. PLEASE NOTE: Coffee, tea and milk are provided in each cottage. Bring your own beverages - remember you are far from shops. UNFORTUNATELY, NO PETS ALLOWED. Special rates for big groups eg: family gatherings or work groups. We can accommodate up to 16 adults.

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve rests at the foot of the majestic Sneeuberg Mountain Range in South Africa’s dynamic Karoo region. This is a place of sweeping panoramas and undulating escarpments, extraordinary plant and animal diversity and a deeply rooted cultural heritage – from its early Bushmen dwellers to its Dutch settlers. The reserve’s pristine 14,000 hectares traverse a myriad of habitats: thorn scrub valleys and succulent hillsides, plunging gorges and vast mountain grasslands teeming with game. Mount Camdeboo’s commitment to the continued restoration and preservation of this important region through sustainable eco-tourism, along with the desire to demonstrate authentic Karoo hospitality in a relaxed and elegant setting, makes it a destination for thoughtful and discerning travelers. If wildlife is what you’re after, Mount Camdeboo contains an impressive spectrum. The reserve is home to white rhino, Cape buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, mountain zebra, a host of antelope and an abundance of birds. If remote R&R is what you need, then the on-site spa and the constantly evolving menu of wholesome, locally inspired, refined cuisine, will do wonders for body and soul.

Accommodation is in three beautifully restored, gracious gabled manors – including a sole-use villa – each with spacious gardens and swimming pools, and one with an additional secluded cottage. For those looking for something under canvas, two luxurious and privately located en-suite safari tents provide sweeping views over the reserve. 

• Camdeboo Manor (4 suites): A fine example of traditional Cape Dutch architecture with wide Oregon pine floorboards, thick walls, beautifully landscaped gardens and a swimming pool. Four luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms (2x double and 2x twin, one of which is smaller and ideal for children) offer guests a private experience in a classic setting. Rooms feature air-conditioning, under-floor heating, a mini bar with tea/coffee making facilities and French doors opening onto the garden (the children’s room does not have French doors or a mini bar). Bathrooms have double vanities, a shower, bath and WC.
• Peppertree Cottage (1 Suite): Situated in a secluded part of Camdeboo Manor’s tailored gardens, Peppertree Cottage offers a romantic setting for honeymooners or couples seeking a private experience. The spacious cottage boasts a king-size bed, fireplace, kitchenette and a private garden. The bathroom features a double vanity, shower, bath and WC.
• Courtyard (4 Suites): Courtyard is a gracious, double-gabled intimate homestead, encircled by a deep veranda that overlooks spacious gardens and a swimming pool. Comprising four tastefully appointed en-suite bedrooms (3x double and 1x twin), it lends itself to a more relaxed safari approach. It is ideal as an exclusive use villa for groups or family and friends traveling together. Rooms feature air-conditioning, under-floor heating, a mini bar with tea/ coffee making facilities and French doors opening on to the gardens. Bathrooms feature double vanities, a shower, bath and WC.
• Hillside (3-bedroom sole-use villa): With an elevated position against the lower slope of Sneeuberg Mountain, Hillside offers a private setting with broad valley views. Available for exclusive-use only, it is an ideal family option offering relaxed and spacious living spaces, three double en-suite bedrooms, a swimming pool and a private safari vehicle with a ranger.
• Safari Tents (2 x double tents): Two luxurious and privately located canvas tents are raised on wooden decks, overlooking the seasonal Melk River. Accessible by a wooden walkway, each tent sleeps two in a queen-size bed, with an indoor en-suite bathroom featuring a shower, basin and WC; an additional outdoor bathroom features an open-air shower and bath. Its spacious deck offers views over the Milk River Valley and up to the picturesque Sneeuberg Mountain Range. Children 12 years and older are welcome here.

In the malaria-free Eastern Cape province, Mount Camdeboo offers a fabulous mix of wildlife viewing and high-end hospitality. The activities on the reserve range from game drives and guided bush walks to cheetah tracking, scenic helicopter flights and star gazing. Informative talks take place at actual historical sites on the property, illuminating the lives of its first settlers and the dramatic events of the Anglo Boer War. Just 28 guests can be accommodated on the property, making for a low-impact, uniquely private safari. With the picturesque town of Graaff-Reinet only a forty-five-minute drive from the gate (one of the best-preserved of the Eastern Cape historic towns), it forms a perfect endpoint to a slow amble through South Africa’s backroads. Alternatively, the airstrip services charters from any major city in the country. 

 

Boer & Brit

Boer & Brit is an restored classic Karoo Cottage, which offers 3 bedrooms; one with King-size double bed and two bedrooms with two single beds each. Walking distance from restaurants, shops, museums and other attractions. Bath plus shower facilities. Outside braai also available. 

No 6 Guest House

This charming and historic Graaff-Reinet town house is luxuriously furnished and decorated throughout and is situated in Parliament Street, an ideal location from which to visit all the national monuments and art galleries. To ensure a comfortable stay, No. 6 Guest House has 3 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), a well equipped kitchen, sitting room and separate dining room and an enchanting private garden with braai facilities. The lounge offers a comfortable place to relax and the separate dining room seats six in style and looks out onto the private garden. The modern kitchen is generously equipped for all our guests' needs during their stay. For those who wish to dine alfresco, the charming and enclosed garden with braai facilities and a paved court offers a green oasis. This Guest House is available on a self-catering basis and is for your exclusive use.

Pienaarsbaken Farm Cottages

Pienaarsaben Farm Cottages is situated at the foot of the Lootsberg Pass between Graaff-Reinet and Middelburg in the Eastern Cape. The Loots history goes back to the late 1700’s and accommodation is provided in the 200 year old original farm house. Pienaarsbaken Farm is part of the Mountain Zebra / Camdeboo Protected Area.  Accommodation is provided in two self-catering units. Braai facilities are available for those that wish to truly enjoy the stillness of a star studded Karoo night around a crackling fire. Unit 1 - a beautiful garden facing unit with a lovely outdoor braai area, 2 bedrooms, 1 double bed (with shower), 2 single beds, private bathroom (with bath) and kitchenette. Unit 2 - a spacious, 2 bedroom family unit with 1 double bed, 2 single beds, a sleeper couch, a private bathroom with shower and kitchenette. Entertain yourself around the indoor braai or relax in the lounge before heading out for a stroll on the many farm roads. Tea and coffee are provided in the units.  Lounge around at the pool, or sit in the shade of the many trees in the garden. On this farm, you are made aware of the brave spirit of the pioneers that settled here many moons ago. The kilometers of hand packed stonewalls, built by Xhosa migrant workers, reminds one of an era long before modern technology existed.  Pets are welcome by prior arrangement. Pienaarsbaken returns one to a simpler, more fulfilled lifestyle.

The Stone Cottage

The Stone Cottage offers guests the opportunity to experience the tranquillity of the Karoo countryside. The more energetically inclined, can spend time at the swimming pool; enjoy exploring the veld; cycling or canoeing (seasonal). The early mornings are ideal for birding enthusiasts. Children of all ages will enjoy experiencing farm life first hand. The cottage has DSTV, though guests will most probably find they don’t even think to switch it on since farm life offers a wide variety of other, more interesting activities. There are lambs to feed, veld drives to be enjoyed and vast open spaces to be relished. As evening draws near, it is time to slow down and indulge in a sundowner at the dam. The sky changes colour, slowly the light fades and the night sky exposes a myriad of patterns made up of trillions of stars. The Stone Cottage has a separate main bedroom with a double bed. An open plan living and dining area is where the family can gather to enjoy their meals and to play board games in the evenings. The living room has two single beds. A separate modern bathroom with shower is ample to wash off the Karoo dust after an exciting day's exploring. A fully equipped kitchenette is provided for the family who would like to make their own meals; but for those that are too tired after the day's farm activities we can arrange a hearty dinner for the whole family. We will gladly provide you with picnic baskets at your request. We will also organise a Karoo breakfast for you in the veld for a wonderfully different experience. This self-contained cottage is ideal for self-catering although breakfast and/or dinner will gladly be served. There is a braai (barbecue) facility with ample wood provided.

Springbuck Lodge

It's the end of a long day. The African light is merciless and the weary traveller dreams of someplace welcoming and comfortable to unwind. But where, in the sun-parched vastness of the Karoo, in the middle of nowhere, can such a place exist? Discover that place. A place where the rooms are fresh, where the linens are crisp, the pillows plump and welcoming. A place where the thick hush is disturbed only by the gentle nibbling of tortoises on the lawn. Complete privacy beneath the infinite sweep of African skies. Although Springbuck Lodge can comfortably accommodate up to six people, during your visit the homestead is exclusively yours. Nobody can ruffle the tranquillity of your Karoo experience. Gentle afternoons spent relaxing on the veranda will remain undisturbed by anything more taxing than the slow progress of a tortoise across the lawn, or the muted chattering of Vervet Monkeys in the ancient Ash tree. Drowsy evenings will be noiseless but for the tiny sounds of Kudu sampling the hedge or the snap of a blazing winter fire in the hearth. The farm Klipfontein has been in the Parkes family since 1868, and it is the eclectic collection of quality furniture that has been accumulated down the generations which gives Springbuck Lodge its' particular flavour. Her unerring sense of Karoo hospitality has given hostess Margie Parkes the freedom to combine inherited pieces with contemporary and African style in a setting which needs to be warm and homelike while also satisfying the demands of guests. Gleaming parquet floors, oak furniture and soothing stone colours tempt the visitor to stay a day, a week, a month! For the wildlife enthusiast Springbuck lodge has much to offer. The Karoo is popular with both the environmentally aware and the hunter, and guests can do their bird-watching or game-spotting either by foot on a ramble to the farm dam, on a game drive or simply by lazing on the veranda. Springbuck, wildebeest, gemsbok, kudu and steenbokkies can be seen, as well as many bird species.

Roode Bloem Farm House

MODERN FARM ACCOMMODATION CLOSE TO TOWN Roode Bloem Farm House is just 10 km from Graaff Reinet on the Middleburg road.  Offering beautiful farm accommodation, sleeping 14 people, with the town’s amenities just 10 minutes’ drive away.This recently renovated 1929 farm house offers 4 bedrooms ensuite and one stunning bedroom with a separate private bathroom. All bedrooms have 2 single beds. A separate family flat that sleeps 4 completes this great accommodation offering. RBFH boasts a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove/oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, cutlery, crockery and all the little things one needs to self-cater.  Wood is available for wheelbarrow braais. Garage parking for 4 cars and lots of space to park and turn trailers and boats characterizes the yard. Shared areas include a quiet lounge, open stoep and formal dining room which compliments the farmhouse atmosphere. Tea and coffee facilities are available in the lounge for guests. RBFH is a convenient quiet place to spend a night or to make your base to explore the nearby Camdeboo National Park, Graaff Reinet, Nieu Bethesda and wider Karoo areas. RBF offers free fast wifi We are well suited for private functions.  Special rates apply for group or function use, like conference, sports events and weddings.

Carrow-Veld Cottage

With tiled floors throughout, Carrow Veld Cottage can sleep a family of six. There are three bedrooms.  One room is en-suite, and the other two twin bedrooms share a bathroom. There is a lounge  area with leather couches and a flat screen TV, as well as an open plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, kettle, toaster and microwave. We provide tea, coffee, milk, sugar and rusks. The cottage has full DSTV (all channnels), air conditioning, wi-fi and a washing machine is also available. There is a yard with a portable braai as well as secure, off-street parking for cars and trailers. Guests have the whole cottage to themselves which means complete privacy. The cottage is very centrally located within comfortable walking distance from shops, restaurants and other places of interest.

Die Ark self-catering accommodation

Fully-equipped air-conditioned one bedroomed unit, located in a quiet and secure area of the town. Within walking distance to restaurants, shops, museums and other attractions. Ideal family accommodation.

Profcon Resort

Comfortable, family size, country class accommodation in the beautiful, culture rich town of Graaff-Reinet in fully equipped cottages. Profcon Country Cottages in Graaff-Reinet is situated in the beautiful rural town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa. We are situated close to all restaurants and places of interest in Graaff-Reinet that you may want to visit. All our self catering units are equiped with Tv's, air-conditioners and everything that you may need for a comfortable stay. You may even select our bed & breakfast option. Your hostess, Leanne will see to your every need as you relax in our luxurious, country style cottages.

Wellwood Guest Cottage

Guests are accommodated in the private, charming cottage “Trymore” built in the 1950's by Grandfather Sidney Rubidge, a successful sheep farmer and renowned amateur palaeontologist, who's collection of fossils is reputed to be the largest in private hands. This self contained 4 bedroom cottage, with fully equipped kitchen, dining room and comfortable lounge with open fireplace, is well suited for a couple, family or group. Wellwood has a sense of tranquility, a sense of space as you sit on the stoep looking out across the pastures where sheep graze out towards the mountains restores you after a long journey. Try Wellwood's wonderful kumquat liqueur. The scent of roses permeates the cottage, freshly cut from the glorious gardens surrounding the main homestead and placed in every room. A typical Karoo breakfast with fresh farm eggs and oranges (in season from the 150 year old orchards) is served in the dining room. Although Trymore Cottage has an equipped kitchen well suited for the self- caterer, there is nothing better than a traditional farm dinner, consisting of Karoo lamb or venison pie, which will be happily provided by prior arrangement with Marion, after dinner sample Wellwood's wonderful kumquat liqueur, made according to an old family recipe. Its location makes it an ideal base from which to explore Trymore Cottage's location makes an ideal base for travellers who wish to explore. Nieu Bethesda is a mere 20 km away, historical Graaff-Reinet 30 km, and the Mountain Zebra National Park 70 km. For those who prefer not to drive and want to enjoy the wide open spaces of the farm, Marion says just to pick a direction (making sure you have lot's of water) and hike into the hills. Perhaps you will be fortunate to see the many buck species that graze on the 10 000 hectares that is Wellwood. The fossil collection that was started by Dr. Sydney Rubidge is the pride and joy of Wellwood and is housed in a building on the farm. While the Karoo can boast many attractions, this is one that should not be missed. Marion invites guest staying on the farm to see the collection and have tea whenever possible. The collection is a treasure trove of creatures long forgotten 200+ Million years ago. a rich source of information of our prehistoric past that is still used by many universities here and overseas.

Bergplaas Nature Reserve

We are a 5000 hectare proclaimed private nature reserve in the Nieu Bethesda/Graaff-Reinet region of the Great Karoo. Renowned for its rugged beauty and sense of space, Bergplaas is completely off the grid and home to wildlife such as eland, black wildebeest, red hartebees and blesbok. Mountain biking and walking in the mountains is an ideal away to get away from city life and re-connect with nature.We have a self-catering cottage which sleeps three people or the main guesthouse which can sleep up to twelve. We are a 40 minute drive away from the quaint village of Nieu-Bethesda.

Middle Street Manor B&B

Situated in lovely quiet area, each room has its own patio with table and chairs overlooking well-maintained garden. Please note that there is plenty of safe, secure off-street parking. 

Aan die Oewer Guest House

Come and enjoy the comfort, peace and tranquility of Aan-die-Oewer’s exquisite 3-star facilities and top-class service.  Situated on the banks of the Sundays River in a quiet part of this historical town, Aan-die-Oewer offers both B&B (full English breakfast available) and self-catering options with all the essentials. The 2 family units and 5 single units all have private entrances, en-suite bathrooms, DSTV sports and movie channels, air-conditioning, braai facilities and secure parking.  The pool and lapa areas are ideal for a cold, refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day and can also be utilised as a unique conference facility for smaller groups of up to twenty people. Visitors at Aan-die-Oewer can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and game reserve or enjoy the comforting shade of the old oak tree overlooking a large play area for the kids. Graaff-Reinet and surrounds offer various leisure and sports activities, as well as a number of restaurants. Or at night it might be enough to just experience the peace and quiet of staring at the endless, star-studded Karoo sky.

Dalham Cottages

Beautiful and tranquil surroundings. The farm Dalham is only ten minutes drive from Graaff-Reinet on the N9. Ideally situated as a stopover or to relax for a couple of days for those who enjoy scenery and country lifestyle. Guests are free to explore the farm and soak up the unique atmosphere. We offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in two fully equipped cottages. Both Magnificent View Cottage and Paddock Cottage are on their own away from other dwellings. Magnificent View Cottage: This cottage almost a century old was originally the first homestead on Dalham Farm. Now it provides comfortable accommodation for up to five people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite. A spacious lounge - dining room area with a fireplace and a outside braai area, but the main event is undoubtly the magnificent view, best enjoyed from the stoep of the guest cottage. Experience the beauty of sunrises and sunsets in the Karoo. Paddock Cottage: Previously a labourers cottage. This private cottage can sleep four people. Two bedrooms with both en-suite bathrooms. An open plan kitchen-lounge-diningroom area and spacious outside area with braai facilities. There are two mountain bike trails. The longer bike ride follows a route up a mountain and down again. There are also two walking trails, both easy two to three hour walks after which you can cool off in the pool at the main house. Take a game drive in the late afternoon or early morning where you might see kudu, springbok, gemsbok or blesbok. For the bird enthusiasts over 80 different species have been identified on the farm by our local birding club.

Villa Reinet Guest House

Villa Reinet Guest House, a listed national monument building, is the perfect base from which to experience the historic town of Graaff-Reinet and surrounds. Comments from past guests adorn our walls, and we would love your comments to join them.Seven rooms for accommodation are offered, two in the main historical monument building and 5 in a garden annex.  A splash pool helps to cool off in during our hot summers. In typical Karoo style the main heritage building has lovely wooden floors, high ceilings, sash windows, and handmade French- style doors. The rooms are spacious, and each has its own style. The Villa Studio has a romantic feel with the bath and overhead shower in the sleeping area and the toilet en-suite, but private with a lockable door. A working fireplace and electric under blanket beat the chill of winter. In summer air conditioning helps to keep the temperature cooler and views and access to the front garden with lots of shade give a relaxed feel.  Use of the old fashioned wooden door shutters enhances privacy at night. An extra length queen sized bed and TV complete the furnishings. Villa Family Double deluxe, the other room in the heritage building is equally spacious, with a full bathroom en suite, including a separate shower. This room has two extra length queen sized beds, a firm family favourite with parents wanting to share with younger children or couples who prefer to stretch out in their own bed at night. In addition to the normal room amenities, this room has a small fridge.  A French door opens onto the courtyard garden, which is also close to the small splash pool. Garden rooms set in an L shaped annex surrounding the back garden, help to form the courtyard area. Offering comfortable cosy accommodation these rooms all have garden views & access. They have an en suite, with a shower over the bath combination. Four of the rooms have extra length queen sized double beds, and one has twin single beds. Winter chill is kept at bay with wall panel heaters and electric under blankets.  Air conditioning and fans keep temperatures cool in our hot summers. Please note : Those travelling alone are recommended to use the garden room accommodation at a small supplement cost. Due to the limited children friendly accommodation, please always check availability with the guest house. We are not a pet friendly accommodation as we have our own. We are not wheelchair accessible.

Stemar self-catering accommodation

At Stemar, Mariet Basson offers 3 air conditioned self catering units with their own entrances to ensure your absolute privacy and independence as well as ample off street parking for your peace of mind. These units are comfortably furnished, have fully equipped kitchens making this 2 Star establishment an ideal choice for tourists and business travelers alike. Stemar is set in the peaceful surroundings of the Graaff-Reinet horseshoe - relax in the garden and enjoy the serenity of a quiet Karoo afternoon before heading out to enjoy the many delights that this wonderful town has to offer.

Letskraal Farm accommodation

As custodians of a home built over 200 years ago, we take delight in sharing it with those who have an interest in Karoo Heritage. You will find the serenity pleasing and we trust that you will come away feeling rested. Letskraal was the home of Voortrekker Leader, Andries Pretorius. It was here that he received amongst others the cleric Sarel Cilliers who appealed to him to assist the Trekkers in Natal. Pretorius moved in 1838. The restored homestead stands much as it did at the time of his tenure. Built of mud and straw in the Karoo Vernacular style, this humble dwelling sits proud against the harsh climatic conditions. We do not live on the property. You will be the custodians during your visit and will be the only guests on the farm. Embrace a simplistic lifestyle in a home with an outside bathroom and without electricity. Furnishings are appropriate and comfortable. Walking, swimming, cycling, reading, bird watching and braais by moonlight will revive your soul. The three bedrooms comfortably host seven guests - the ox wagon will appeal to the adventurous. Letskraal has no telephonic communication whatsoever. Noisy toys are not allowed but pets are welcome!

Blaauwater and Tweefontein Guest Farms

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Lootsberg Mountains lies the beautiful and historic farm Blaauwater which has been in the Kingwill family for four generations. Merino sheep, known for their quality wool and mutton have been the "lifeblood" of the farm for more than 100 years.The northern section of the wagonhouse (built in 1863) has been converted into stylish accommodation where the peace and tranquillity the Karoo, magnificent views of the mountains and myriads of stars at night can be experienced. Justin and Liesl, the 4th generation of Kingwills, invite you to revitalize your soul in this picturesque setting. Enjoy hiking or mountain biking up the old Lootsberg Pass. Meander around the farm yard or relax in the pretty garden under the shady trees. Five mapped cycle routes have been established on Blaauwater.

Glen Harry Game Reserve

Stay at the birth place of Andries Pretorius in a beautiful setting nestled between the Sneeuberg Mountains. Roam freely amongst the game, through 25,000 acres of vast plains, explore the fossil-lined river bed, or ascend to the peak of Spitskop to admire the splendid view with a sundowner.

Acacia Guest Cottage

Acacia Guesthouse is centrally located in a quiet & secure area, within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. We provide private,tasteful and yet affordable accommodation for singles,families and small groups, with lock-up parking.

Samara Private Game Reserve

Award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve sits on 70,000 acres of breathtaking wilderness south-east of Graaff-Reinet. Best described as ‘heart-stoppingly beautiful’, Samara uniquely encompasses four vegetation biomes offering a diversity of landscapes and wildlife. Endangered cheetah, black rhino and springbok roam the extensive plains framed by dramatic purple mountains, whilst herds of Cape mountain zebra, wildebeest and eland cavort on our unique 'Samara Mara' - thousands of acres of plateau grasslands resembling the East African Serengeti. Samara boasts just two intimate five-star lodges, sleeping a maximum of 26 guests, so it will feel like you have this timeless landsape all to yourself when you gaze out for miles from the lookout points and dine under a canopy of stars. As well as providing a magical and romantic setting, Samara has agreater social and environmental purpose. The Samara project, started in 1997, seeks to recreate a sustainable Great Karoo ecosystem, and forms part of a greater vision to promote landscape-scale conservation in the region. When you stay with us, you'll delve behind the scenes of this conservation project, and your support will help contribute towards the achievement of this grand and worthwhile vision.

Accommodation includes:

Karoo Lodge, a lovingly renovated 1800s farmhouse encircled by a natural amphitheatre of mountains. Combining colonial comforts and modern day luxuries with a rustic and welcoming feel, Karoo Lodge is the perfect place to relax and allow the tranquillity of the Karoo to envelop you – on the wide verandah in summer or by the cosy fire in winter. With nine double rooms of varying sizes, Karoo Lodge caters for individual travellers, couples and families. It can also be booked on an exclusive-use basis for up to 18 guests, plus a limited number of extra children. The luxurious Manor House, an exclusive-use villa ideal for families and groups looking for privacy, indulgence and complete relaxation, sleeps 8 in four luxury suites. The Manor is unique in its warm design which reflects the local landscape and traditions with a light, modern twist, interpreted through the eyes of talented South African interior designer John Jacob Zwiegelaar. Upon arrival your eye is drawn through the glass double doors flanked by beaded African artwork and traditional Karoo antiques to the breathtaking views beyond. Unwind as you watch the Karoo mountain landscape unfold over a 21m infinity pool. Food at Samara is served from our Karoo Kitchen, delivering lovingly-prepared fare rustled up by our local chefs. Expect mouthwatering meals using the freshest produce and recipes handed down from generation to generation, evoking that famous Karoo hospitality. Friendly yet unobtrusive service is a Samara hallmark, and the team will welcome you as part of the extended Samara family. Activities include game drives, guided walks, wilderness picnics, cheetah tracking on foot, aardvark spotting (winter is best), birding, hiking, mountain biking and our luxury star bed (open October to April). Samara is malaria-free and welcomes children of all ages with a dedicated children’s programme.

Heathers B&B

Heather and Barry Vorster have only one problem with their accommodation, our guests enjoy the "home from home feeling" in each of our units that they feel so at home they don't want to leave. It's a measure of the couple's warmth and hospitality that visitors are reluctant to leave. Whether you choose to stay in the Vorster's National Monument home or in one of the 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units, Heather and Barry will give you the personal attention they specialise in. They love meeting the interesting people who travel to Graaff-Reinet, and they love to make them feel at home. Choose either self-catering or bed and breakfast. Enjoy a full scrumptious breakfast on the porch, next to the pool in the summer, or in Heather's warm cottage styled kitchen-dining area in the winter mornings. Park Street House has three bedrooms (one double and two interleading bedrooms each with 2 single beds), dining room, sitting room with extra single bed, fully equipped kitchen and pantry with full bathroom. Fig Tree Cottage has two bedrooms (one double and a second with 2 single beds), dining room, sitting room with extra single bed, fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom. The cottage can sleep 5. Citrus Grove Flat has a bedroom cum living room with double bed and single bed, full bathroom and small equipped kitchen (no stove but a microwave). Can sleep 3. Each unit is supplied with tea, coffee, milk, sugar and rusks. There is a TV and fan in the sitting room. Each unit has a radio. There is a hairdryer and fan in each room. All bedding and towels are supplied. During the winter months there is an electric underblanket on each of the beds and a wall heater in each bedroom. There are toiletries for guests. There are 2 cots available for babies. There is plenty of safe off-street parking, a fenced off pool, a play area for children, freestanding braai for each unit and a private entrance for guests.

Cypress Grove Town House

Welcome to the original farm house of this area of the town. Experience the olde worlde charm of this unique house-complete with original yellow wood floors and ceilings, plus 3 cellars in which the fruits of the vine were stored. In byegone days the local woolwash was situated here. This friendly and hospitable home offers a large guest room with ensuite bathroom, fireplace and a separate entrance. The other facility offers a family set-up on the deck consisting of a bedroom with queen-size bed, plus the adjoining bedroom with 2 single beds, sharing the bathroom.

Alte Schmiede self-catering accommodation

Alte Schmiede is a proclaimed National Monument.
The building  was painstakingly renovated and refurbished in 2016 and took the present owners 12 months to complete.
The Old Forge.. now named Alte Schmiede was very dilapidated as part of the building is almost 200 years old..It is here where the oxen wagons used to drive in  to have wheels and spikes etc repaired and horses were shod.
Today the building is a magnificent example of restoration of an era long gone past. There is safe off street parking. Our kitchens are equipped with under-counter fridges, 2 plate hobs, coffee and tea making facilities and expresso machines with a selection of teas, coffee and coffee tabs, sugar, rusks and fresh milk in the fridge await the weary traveller after checking in. Freshen up with guest soaps and shampoo available in the suites`bathrooms. The suites are fully equipped and there is also a barbeque ( braai ) area in the courtyard for the exclusive use of our guests. A safe is available in each suite. Coffee shops for breakfast and restaurants are just a 3 minute drive from our Alte Schmiede.. Oleg and Karen the owners will welcome you and make sure you feel at home in your historical Suite. Our prices start from R700 per person sharing per night. We would encourage a 2 or 3 night stay.. there is so much to see in and around Graaff Reinet. So please enquire about the special rates for a 2 night or longer stay.

Kleine Heimat self-catering accommodation

Abie and Marichen have taken every consideration in providing for your comfort and privacy.

Unit 1 is an air conditoned one-bedroom cottage which has a fully equipped kitchenette for those who enjoy self-catering. Fluffy towels, toiletries and quality linens add to sense of being in a home away from home.
Safe parking in a lock up garage for one car is available.  Unit 2 is an air conditioned one-bedroom cottage with a double bed plus a single bed. A double bunk is in the lounge area. It has a fully equipped kitchenette for self-catering. Fluffy towels, toiletries and quality linens add to sense of being in a home away from home.
There is safe parking available,in a lock up garage for one car.  Many of the restaurants and places of interest are within comfortable walking distance from the cottage and having the use of a lock up garage makes it so much easier to leave your car and wander through our historical town.

River Bend self-catering cottages

River Bend is a historical building and national monument, which has been completely refurbished into four contemporary style non-smoking, self-catering units.
Each Unit has a private entrance with secure off street parking and a secluded patio braai area. Stylish rooms have superb mountain views and include free Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryers and air conditioning.
Charming heritage cottages offering private indoor and outdoor space with a tasteful mix of historical character and contemporary comfort. Riverbend is situated in a quiet residential area with an easy walk into town.

Abbotsbury Guest House

The main building, originally the Haarhoff family homestead, and now the Scott home, dates from approximately 1827 and has been sensitively restored. The two guest suites are set out around the main garden in a way that allows each unit privacy without sacrificing the enchanting views of surrounding mountains. Guests stay either in a lovely old cottage, circa 1880; or the new luxury garden suite with its sweeping views of the garden and wild valley in the distance. None lack for character, with polished yellowwood floors, restored old furniture and photographic prints and artwork on the walls. Graham/Sue take your supper orders when you book so as to have a fresh farm supply at the ready (springbok and Karoo lamb pies are specialities) and you are served in your own private dining room with solid silver cutlery and bone china.

Avondrust Guest House

In the heart of Graaff-Reinet lies Avondrust, an imposing Guest House and B & B.  Build in 1911 it offers you 4000 m² of gracious living as its philosophy. Two Luxury Suites in the Manor House, one with its own private lounge and veranda, the second is upstairs with its own balcony and Bay window overlooking the front garden and water fountain, a romantic Honeymoon Suite with four poster bed and slipper bath and five Deluxe Rooms, of which one is a lofted room in the Manor House with own balcony with a treetop view of the garden, all en-suite with private entrances leading out into the tranquil garden behind the impressive Edwardian Mansion. All the rooms boast space, privacy and comfort plus the use of a large pool overlooking the mountains. Wake up to a full Country breakfast, served with a crackling fire on the side to warm up your cold winter mornings. Avondrust is within walking distance from all shops, museums and restaurants. Accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast basis.

Buffelsrust self-catering accommodation

Farm-style house in a quiet area, fully-equipped for self-catering.

Allendale Farm Guest Cottage

Allendale is a livestock farm in the Eastern Cape, located in the beauitful district of Graaff-Reinet, the gem of the Karoo. By offering self-catering, dinner bed and breakfast accommodation in our family unit, we extend this beauty and make it possible for people from the city to enjoy the quiet of the Karoo. Going for walks, a picnic or sundowners in the poplar bush, braaing under the endless stars or just relaxing in the garden, Allendale offers a farming experience at a reasonable cost. Allendale is conveniently located about half an hours drive from both Graaff-Reinet and Nieu-Bethesda.

Leopards Valley Guest Cottages

Let us make your stay in our picturesque little town, something special.  We are situated in the old town, 79 Bourke Street, within walking distance of local museums, restaurants and shops.  
We offer  comfortable private cottages, tucked away in a secluded garden.  We have 5 units that sleep up to 3 people each.
All units are completely self catering, with ensuite bathrooms.
 Park your car or your trailer with piece of mind, in our large, safe and secure off-street parking area adjacent to the cottages.
We are also pet friendly. Feel free to ask us about any local activities in our historic little town. From game viewing in the nearby National Park,  to dining in some of the Karoo's award winning restaurants.

 

Cypress Cottages Guest House

These two charming cottages date back to the 1800s and combine authentic Karoo style and ambience with every modern comfort.Beautifully restored and furnished with antiques, they face each other across the shady quiet of one of the most picturesque streets of the town.
 Each cottage has its own private garden and FREE WI-FI facilities.

Drostdy Hotel

The Drostdy Hotel is situated in the beautiful Eastern Cape town of Graaff-Reinet (often called the Gem of the Karoo), which was established in 1786 and is South Africa’s fourth oldest magisterial district. The town contains over 220 heritage sites - more than any other town in South Africa - and has examples of magnificent Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture. The Drostdy, which was recently refurbished to award-winning standards, is a five star hotel with 48 exceptionally beautiful rooms. Stretch’s Court incorporates 31 rooms; the Ferreira precinct has seven rooms, each in their own secluded area; and Kromm’s Court has a further 10 rooms. The much acclaimed De Camdeboo restaurant at the Drostdy serves a wide selection of delicious Eastern Cape fare and is open daily for breakfast lunch and dinner. Guests have access to many facilities, including the popular Africology Spa, a travel consultancy and information centre, a state-of-the-art gym, a choice of three swimming pools and the Imibala Art Gallery. Conference facilities are offered too. The hotel is also a proud supporter of the SA College for Tourism and has an on-site travel consultancy and information facility.

Buitenverwagten Guest House

Set in a formal Victorian garden nestled in the heart of historical Graaff Reinet, this Karoo Victorian-style home, in the shade of Jacaranda trees, was built in 1840 by a transport carrier and is now a national monument. Buiten Verwagten has a reputation of providing luxurious modern comfort. Peet and Cheré invite you to enjoy their heritage home where you will be welcomed and looked after by Lizelle and her team.  Together with two luxurious rooms in the main house, there are two self-catering garden suites, with air-conditioning, for those who value their privacy and independence. Buiten Verwagten has a reputation for excellent unobtrusive service, which includes a buffet breakfast. For added pleasure, there is a lapa at the main pool area where you can relax, enjoying the beautiful garden that surrounds this gracious house. For your peace of mind off-street parking is available. Translated, Buiten Verwagten means “beyond expectation” and those guests who return time after time would agree. It is hard to imagine the cool, green oasis that awaits you when you arrive at Buiten Verwagten Guest House after a long journey through the hot, dry, rugged, beautiful Karoo. A warm welcome by owners Peet & Cheré and their staff, as well as the well-appointed, carefully decorated accommodation, will guarantee your stay is 'beyond expectation'. Unlike many traditional Graaff-Reinet residences, Buiten Verwagten is set back from the street which increases its imposing splendour. To add to its glory, the second oldest vineyard in town grows prolifically in this garden (the oldest is at Reinet House, the museum). Take time out to experience the serenity of the formal garden, relax next to one of the pools or work out in the well equipped gym.

Rietjiesbos Bed & Breakfast

Wilfred and Valerie welcome and invite you to their beautifully restored Karoo house set in a country garden of Graaff Reinet. Rietjiesbos B&B will surprise and delight you. Valerie's attention to detail as well as her Graaff-Reinet breakfast with eggs from a local farmer, local home-made jams and coffee from the local roastery will make you come back time and again to this accommodation in Graaff-Reinet.

The rooms lead onto the garden where you can relax or have a braai in the shade of two majestic trees. Rietjiesbos B&B is a 15 minute walk from the nearest restaurants. The art galleries, museums, beautiful churches and 200 national monuments in Graaff Reinet are also within walking distance.