Top 10 Things to do in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

December 27, 2017 Viva Honore

Graaff-Reinet is a town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, after Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam.
Restaurants in Graaff-Reinet

1. Valley of Desolation

Murraysburg Road | Just outside of Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa +27 49 892 3453
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 745 reviews

Valley of Desolation

Reviewed By Frogy007 - Cape Town Central, South Africa

Went late afternoon and enjoyed the different view points. Interesting geological site! Open wide landscape is very impressive. Easy hiking route to admire the valley from different view point. Take comfortable shoes. During the visit weather changed to cold and windy condition. So take always something warm just in case. Great spot for sundowner.

2. Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk

Corner of Caledon and Church Streets, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa +27 49 892 2422
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk

Reviewed By Y99AH - Roodepoort, South Africa

This is such an Awe Inspiring Church. Beautiful architecture with a magnificent steeple. You cannot miss it when you pass through Graaff-Reinet

3. The Reinet House

Murray Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa +27 49 892 3801
Excellent
51%
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

The Reinet House

Reviewed By CJ-what - Mpumalanga, South Africa

So much history, to do beautifully restored Reinet House justice, give yourself time as much as possible...going back to your family historical roots was amazing discovery and to explore, the visit was worth it and will return at another opportunity.

4. GRT Brewery

20 Church Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa +27 61 408 4351
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

GRT Brewery

Reviewed By PetraFordelmann - Cape Town Central, South Africa

We had a quick beer tasting and then a few beers and lunch. Lunch took longer than usual to be prepared and drink waiters was pretty much absent, but in general, we were not in hurry and the food was excellent. Pity the wool shop closed so early. (;

5. Graaff-Reinet Museum

Parsonage Street | P.O.Box 104, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa +27 49 892 3801
Excellent
47%
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4 based on 42 reviews

Graaff-Reinet Museum

Reviewed By Colin W - Somerset West.

They all offer something different which is great,Reinet house is the one if you only have time for one but for me Urquhart House was the most interesting and contained the very best quality items,.specifically furniture. All are very well arranged with good descriptions of the items.Staff are friendly and have a good knowledge of their product.My only negative is that whilst Reinet House is the hub with lots of staff, I was unable to gain access to the Residency in the middle of the afternoon until the staff of Reinet House saw the situation.In addition Urquhart House did not o[pen at 8am as advertised,

6. Gideon Scheepers Memorial

2km From the Town On the Murraysburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Excellent
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4 based on 22 reviews

Gideon Scheepers Memorial

Reviewed By skippie1973 - Krugersdorp, South Africa

"If we are asked why in 1978 a memorial should be erected for a man who died in 1902, then the answer is simple. The life and work of this man was such that history placed him in the heroes’ gallery and nothing and no one can deprive him of that place." John Voster

7. The War Memorial

In front of the Town Hall, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Excellent
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4 based on 17 reviews

The War Memorial

Reviewed By Jilldutoit - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

There is a well-tended square between the Dutch Reformed church and the town hall, in the middle of which stands the Victory Peace Angel. The fallen soldiers of both World Wars are commemorated there. It was impossible to get up close to read the inscriptions, as workers and beggars use this space to bed down. Be alert and on your guard and rather go and see this attraction with a group of people, rather than by yourself.

8. Old Library Museum

Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Excellent
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4 based on 19 reviews

Old Library Museum

Reviewed By Jilldutoit - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

This stunning building in Church St, just a few doors down from the Info Centre, houses a variety of different collections. I spent an interesting time here, appreciating the artifacts on display and Reading up about Robert Sobukwe. I found the fossil collection particularly intriguing as there are several excellent examples of the fern Glossopteris ( in its more compressed form it is the basis of most of the coal deposits in this country).
Although there were many different collections, I thought that the San Rock art display was far below the standard of the rest of the exhibits.

9. Hester Rupert Art Museum

Church Street | Between the Tourist Info Centre and Parsonage St, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa +27 49 892 2121
Excellent
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4 based on 14 reviews

Hester Rupert Art Museum

Reviewed By Preiss2014 - Winterton, South Africa

This is a very varied collection featuring the work of some of our 'modern' South African icon artists. From traditional to abstract there is something to appeal to everyone. The venue is beautiful with an amazing timber ceiling.

10. Obesa Cacti Nursery

49 Murray Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa +27 49 892 2120
Excellent
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4 based on 35 reviews

Obesa Cacti Nursery

Reviewed By LesMatlockUK - Matlock, UK

Situated just off the main street is this cactus Gardens built up over many years. Full of mature cacti & succulents. We spent a very pleasant time looking at the plants and chatting with the owner Johan. Plenty of sales plants available although as visitors to South Africa we were unable to bring any home.

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