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Graaff-Reinet Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Graaff-Reinet

  • Graaff-Reniet is located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Graaf-Reniet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa
  • The twon is situated on the banks of the Sunday's River
  • The area is steeped in history and has more heritage sites than any other town in South Africa
  • The Karoo area surrounding the town is studded with sheep and game farms

Introducing Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet is located within the heart of the Great Karoo in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This vast area is covered by sheep and game farms while the diversity of fossil finds in this region are world-renowned. Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa. The town is home to a wide array of original Cape Dutch architecture and over 220 heritage sites. Four museums are available for visitors to explore the town's photographic memorabilia, ancient firearms, artworks and fossils. The town is built on the banks of the Sunday's River and as such the industry flourishes around agricultural produce, sheep and ostrich farming.

Nearby attractions include:
•The Valley of Desolation
•The Camdeboo National Park
•Stretch's Court
•Reinet House Museum

•The Agave Distillery
•The Dutch Reformed Church