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  • 1 Great Karoo Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Graaff-Reinet

    As European settlers moved east, isolated towns and villages sprang up in this vast semi-desert area, like oases of greenery. Graaff-Reinet, an attractive agricultural hub, which mainly produces ostrich feathers and wool, acts as its capital. Tempera..

  • 2 Graaff-Reinet Dutch Reformed Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Church Street ZA - Graaff-Reinet

    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.

  • 3 Old Library of Graaff-Reinet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Church Street ZA - Graaff-Reinet

    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..

  • 4 Reinet House Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Murray Street ZA - Graaff-Reinet

    The Graaff-Reinet Museum of Folk Art and Traditions deals with the lifestyles of local figures in the 19C. It is housed in the former presbytery designed by Louis-Michel Thibault in the early 19C. Don't miss the amazing objects outside.

  • 5 The Drostdy Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    30 Church Street 30 ZA - Graaff-Reinet

    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..

  • 6 Valley of Desolation Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ZA - Graaff-Reinet

    You can't remain indifferent to or tire of the view of Graaff-Reinet, the arid plains and Spandaukop Mountain afforded by the Valley of Desolation.Columns of dolerite appear as you drive by, further enhancing the spectacle, which reaches its natural ..

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