Graaff Reinet Parsonage Street

Graaff Reinet – Places to See

Graaff Reinet – the fourth oldest magisterial district in South Africa invites tourists to experience South African heritage, natural beauty and hospitality. When visiting Graaff Reinet for business or pleasure make provision for additional time to explore the “Gem of the Karoo”. Below are some attractions in our area.

Museums & Architecture

Graaff-Reinet is home to more national monuments than any other town or city in South Africa. The most known landmark is the “Groot Kerk” located in the Main Street. 

There are a number of museums such as the Reinet House, the Military History the Old Library all of them worth visiting.

Graaff Reinet - Reinet HouseGraaff Reinet - Reinet House
The War Memorial and the Graaff Reinet City HallThe War Memorial and the Graaff Reinet City Hall
The Old LibraryThe Old Library
The Military MuseumThe Military Museum
Die Groot Ker Graaff ReinetDie Groot Ker Graaff Reinet
Nqweba DamNqweba Dam
Black WildebeestBlack Wildebeest
Bird Life in the Camdeboo National ParkBird Life in the Camdeboo National Park
Valley of DesolationValley of Desolation
Ground SquirrelGround Squirrel

Camdeboo National Park

Located just outside Graaff Reinet is the Camdeboo National Park, Best known for the Valley of Desolation it is also a bird watchers paradise and also include the Nqweba Dam, which covers over 1000 hectares. The area around the dam is populated by a range of plains game such as Buffalo, Eland, Black Wildebeest, Kudu Springbok and smaller animal species.

Nieu Bethesda

Nieu Bethesda is located 53 km from Graaff Reinet and is a popular visitor day trip destination. 

Best known for the Owl House it is also home to numerous artists and offers excellent places to eat.

There are also numerous fossil sites providing a glimpse into the past.

The picturesque village and the environment is well worth a visit.

Nieu Bethesda Arts CentreNieu Bethesda Arts Centre
Nieu Bethesda Owl HouseNieu Bethesda Owl House
The Old Mill in Nieu BethesdaThe Old Mill in Nieu Bethesda
Nieu Bethesda ChurchNieu Bethesda Church
Compass Mountain - Nieu BethesdaCompass Mountain - Nieu Bethesda