Graaff-Reinet

Explore Graaff Reinet’s Iconic Landmarks

The Valley of Desolation:

Marvel at the awe-inspiring geological wonders of the Valley of Desolation. Stand in awe as you gaze upon towering dolerite columns that rise majestically from the valley floor, carved over millions of years by the forces of nature. Take a leisurely hike along scenic trails, immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of this iconic landscape and soaking in panoramic views of the surrounding Camdeboo National Park.

The Reinet House Museum:

Step back in time at the Reinet House Museum, where history comes alive in the heart of Graaff Reinet. Explore beautifully preserved Cape Dutch architecture and discover a treasure trove of artifacts and exhibits that chronicle the rich heritage of the region. Wander through historic rooms furnished with period pieces, and gain insight into the lives of early settlers who shaped the destiny of this historic town.

The Camdeboo National Park:

Embark on a wilderness adventure in the Camdeboo National Park, a pristine sanctuary teeming with natural wonders. Discover diverse ecosystems ranging from arid plains to verdant valleys, home to a wealth of wildlife including antelope, zebra, and the iconic Cape Mountain Zebra. Explore scenic drives, hiking trails, and picnic spots, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature in this untouched wilderness.

Discover the myriad wonders of Graaff Reinet, where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create an unforgettable journey of exploration and discovery. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, Graaff Reinet invites you to uncover the secrets of this historic town nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape.

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We are half way between Cape Town and Johannesberg (about 8 hours in either direction) half an hour off the N9 highway. We are an hour from Graaff-Reinet and 25 minutes from Nieu Bethesda.

To Drive: Email us for directions and check on the current state of the road and how your car will fare on the dirt roads.

Carpool to workshops: Join the event on the Facebook page and see who is keen to carpool. Email us to put you in touch with other drivers coming from your area.

Bus: Both Intercape and Translux stop in Graaff-Reinet. We will arrange to pick you up from the bus station and bring you to the farm directly or via a guest house (buses usually arrive at awkward times in the late or early hours.)
Email us to arrange this.

Fly: Catch a flight to Port Elizabeth and hire car to drive to the farm (this is a four hour drive).
Co-ordinate with other workshop participants who want to do the same. Email us for directions.

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