Things to see and do - Graaff-Reinet
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Graaff-Reinet Travel guide
Graaff-Reinet : Michelin's recommendations
Nestled at the foot of the Sneeuberg, at a bend in the Sundays River, Graaff-Reinet is like an oasis of vegetation. This farming town and capital of the Karoo developed thanks to the region’s merino sheep farming. It took on the name “Little Athens” due to its large number of preserved and restored historic monuments, which lend it a great deal of charm. The surrounding Camdeboo Nature Reserve, and particularly the Valley of Desolation, is worth an excursion.
Tourist attractions Graaff-Reinet : Things to see and do
This Gothic Victorian church boasts a pulpit and great organ that are well worth seeing. The treasure, kept in the sacristy, contains a set of silver goblets. The 46m-high steeple towers above the town.
The collection includes the skull of the proto-reptile Aulacephalodon baini, over 200 million years old, as well as a coelacanth, a large fossil fish thought to be extinct, a specimen of which was found in the Indian Ocean in 1938. The Old Library sh..
30 Church Street 30
The home of the magistrate-governor, with its pediment bearing the arms of George III, was restored in 1975 after the original plans drawn by Louis-Michel Thibault, who also designed Reinet House. It is now a hotel. The rooms are in the old freed sla..
30 Church Street ZA - Graaff-Reinet
Offering an outdoor pool, spa and on-site restaurant, Drostdy Hotel is located in the beautiful town of Graaff-Reinet, which features over 220 heritage sites. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and air conditi..