Drostdy Hotel

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The Drostdy Hotel Graaff-Reinet makes for an ideal getaway destination for guests seeking tranquillity, relaxation and enjoying the outdoors.

The Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet was founded in 1786, and it is home to more than 223 historical sites and features beautiful Victorian, Cape Dutch architecture.

The Drostdy Hotel is in the picturesque town of Graaff-Reinet in Eastern Cape Province The village is surrounded by the Camdeboo Park and set in the heart of the Karoo.

With its 48 comfortable and spacious rooms, the hotel features different room types to accommodate the various requirements of travellers. The hotel's Bachelor Rooms are suitable for business guests; their average room size is 20 square meters. The Standard Rooms accommodate two guests with the average room size being 31 square meters.

The well-appointed Executive Rooms range in size from 27 – 63 square meters. In a single precinct are the two Ferreira Executive rooms that can be combined with three Standard Rooms making for a separate area with a private pool. The spacious Suites accommodate two guests with their average room size being 46 square meters.

To ensure a most pleasant and relaxed stay, the rooms and suites offer convenient amenities and facilities which include a spacious, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, heating, television, a stocked mini-bar as well as a writing desk and WiFi.

Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners await guests at the hotel's famous De Camdeboo Restaurant. The fully equipped gym invites for energising workouts while calming beauty and health treatments can be enjoyed in the hotel's spa. Three outdoor swimming pools, which are set beautifully in the gardens of the hotel, invite for refreshing swims during the warm afternoons.

Guests at Drostdy enjoy Complimentary Wi-Fi during their stay. Room service, as well as laundry service, are available as well as concierge services which include activity, dinner and transfer reservations. Corporate travellers may make use of the business desk.

Relaxing spa treatments can be enjoyed in the exclusive spa where guests may choose their preferred selection. Live shows and films can be watched at the old John Rupert Theatre. A memorable experience is to picnic and braai as well as to admire the views on top of the Valley of Desolation located in the Camdeboo National Park and to watch the sunset over the plains.

A day trip is recommended to Nieu Bethesda where one can visit Helen Martin’s Owl House Museum. The biggest Cacti collection in the world can be explored at the Odesa Nursery where one can walk the fascinating succulent plant labyrinth.

The Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet is about 250 kilometres away from Port Elizabeth. The landscape in this region of the Eastern Cape is dominated by vast plains, livestock, game farms as well as distant koppies. Fossils which have been found here proof that life existed three billion years ago already making the area world-famous for its pre-dinosaur fossils.

Room features:

  • Complimentary pod coffee, herbal teas and biscuits in room
  • Flat and satellite screen television
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Heated towel rails, underfloor heating in the bathroom
  • En-suite bathrooms with separate bath, toilet and shower
  • Minibar
  • Electronic safe
  • Bathrobes and slippers, exclusive bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Writing desk and leather folder
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.


  • De Camdeboo Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Africology Spa
  • Three outdoor swimming pools
  • Secure onsite parking
  • Conferencing facilities available at SA College for Tourism
  • Imibala Art Gallery


  • Valet and laundry service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily newspapers and summary of International journals (on request)
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Business office and professional secretarial services.


  • Swimming, Spa treatments
  • Guided nature walk
  • Picnic in Camdeboo National Park
  • Visit Museums Reinet House, Old Residency Museum, Urquhart House, Military Museum
  • Shows at John Rupert Theatre
  • Trip to Nieu Bethesda and visit Helen Martin’s Owl House

Distances from Graaff-Reinet to:

  • Port Elizabeth Airport 256km
  • Town of Aberdeen 62km
  • Nieu Bethesda 52km (Nieu Bethesda has no fuel stations, banks, ATM’s or credit card facilities)
  • Bloemfontein 453km
  • Johannesburg 898km
  • Cape Town 717km
  • Addo Elephant National Park 249km.

Room types:

  • 8 Bachelor Rooms
  • 17 Standard Rooms (including 1 Paraplegic Room)
  • 15 Executive Rooms
  • 8 Suites.


  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating
  • WIFI
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at Drostdy Hotel

  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

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FAQs about Drostdy Hotel
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Drostdy Hotel are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where is Drostdy Hotel located?
The address of Drostdy Hotel is: 30 Church Street, Graaff-Reinet, 6280.