Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions

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Graaff-Reinet is the oldest town in the Eastern Cape and the fourth oldest in South Africa. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Dutch Burghers began to leave the Cape area. These Burghers became known as Trek Boers and were noted for their hardy, independent characters, disdain for authority and dislike of taxes.

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Military History Museum Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
Military History Museum Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The Military History Museum is the most recent addition to the Graaff-Reinet Museum Complex and was established in 2005.
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Phone: 049 892 5650 Email Website
Blaauwater Railway Lootsberg Pass Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Blaauwater Railway Lootsberg Pass Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
For an outing with difference, go for a ride with the Blaauwater Railway and experience the facination and beauty of the Lootsberg Pass from a different perspective, namely a railway trolley called "Tubby".
Blaauwater Railway Lootsberg Pass Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
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Urquhart House Museum Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
Urquhart House Museum Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The large erf at the southern extremity of Market Square, on which Urquhart House stands today, was granted in freehold to Johan Hendrik Greyling on 1 January 1806, which places it amongst the earliest plots transferred into private ownership.
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Phone: 049 892 5650 Email Website
The Story of Withond Tourist Attractions
The Story of Withond Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Graaff-Reinet grapes have a high sugar content and are thus ideal for the making of brandy. During the Great Depression and illicit trade in illegal distillation grew up in the town. Withond is still made at Reinet House for tourism purposes where...
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The Union Monument Tourist Attractions
The monument commemorates the Union of South Africa and is a stone pyramid erected on Magazine Hill.
The Union Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Dutch Reformed Church – Nuwe Kerk Tourist Attractions
Dutch Reformed Church – Nuwe Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Due to discontent in the congregation a split occurred in the Groot Kerk. The main cause of the breakaway segment’s dissatisfaction seems to have been centered on the autocratic personality of the Rev Naude.
Dutch Reformed Church – Nuwe Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 - 892 3460
Acacia Street Christmas Lights Tourist Attractions
Acacia Street Christmas Lights Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The Christmas Lights in Acacia Street in Kroonvale (Festive Season only) offer a memorable festive season for all. This local community decorates their homes, gardens and street with Christmas lights for all to enjoy. Come and join in with the...
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Robert Sobukwe 1924 - 1978 Tourist Attractions
Robert Sobukwe 1924 - 1978 Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
M R Sobukwe, founder of the Pan African Congress was one of the towering pillars of black nationalism in South Africa. A gentle, humble, deeply religious man with a brilliant intellect, he could be described as one of the main sources of...
Robert Sobukwe 1924 - 1978 Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Graaffrikaans Tourist Attractions
Graaffrikaans Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Visitors to our little dorp always ask me what the predominant language is, but here in Graaff-Reinet we have an efficient way of mixing our languages to give expression to emotion and sommer just because it sounds lekker.
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Krugersdorp Monument Tourist Attractions
Krugersdorp Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The scaled-down replica of the Paardekraal monument was erected south of the bridge over the Sundays River.
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Gideon Scheepers Memorial Tourist Attractions
Gideon Scheepers Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
During the Anglo-Boer War Gideon Scheepers formed his own commando, which operated in the Cape Midlands. He was captured by the British troops and charges of alleged war crimes were laid against him. At the court hearings in Graaff-Reinet he was...
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John Rupert Theatre Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
John Rupert Theatre Graaff-Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The building in which the John Rupert Theatre of Graaff-Reinet is located was formerly a Congregational Mission Church and the original pulpit can still be seen in the foyer.
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Old Library Museum, Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Old Library Museum, Graaff-Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
While limited privately sponsored library facilities were available in Graaff-Reinet from about 1818, it was not until 1847 that the citizens of the town established a public library, subscribing funds to build the central building in Church Street.
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Phone: 049 892 3801 Email Website
Die stook van Withond Tourist Attractions
Die stook van Withond Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Oor die stook van withond (brandewyn) op Graaff-Reinet in vervloë dae word wyd bespiegel en geromantiseer. Oor min plaaslike aktiwiteite van weleer word soveel aannames gemaak. Dat dit ‘n betekenisvolle tydperk in die bestaan van die...
Die stook van Withond Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Hester Rupert Art Museum Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
Hester Rupert Art Museum Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Located in Church Street, Graaff-Reinet, is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa. It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village of Graaff-Reinet in 1786.
Hester Rupert Art Museum Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 807 5700 Website
Victoria Hall Graaff-Reinet Town Hall Tourist Attractions
Victoria Hall Graaff-Reinet Town Hall Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
On the 26 June 1902 the foundation stone of the new Town Hall in Church Square named “The Victoria Hall” was laid but building operations only started in April 1910. The town hall was designed along Flemish Renaissance lines.
Victoria Hall Graaff-Reinet Town Hall Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 4248
The Graaff Reinet Club Tourist Attractions
The Graaff Reinet Club Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
In 1875 The Graaff Reinet Club was established and in 1880 a new clubhouse was erected on Church Square. From 1900-1902 the officers of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, stationed at Graaff Reinet, made use of the club.
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Phone: 049 892 4094
Old Powder Magazine Tourist Attractions
Old Powder Magazine Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The old powder magazine stands alone on the hill to the north of Graaff Reinet.
Old Powder Magazine Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
The Huguenot Monument Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
The Huguenot Monument Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
In 1988 South Africa celebrated the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the French Huguenots in the country. To mark this occasion a small monument in the form of a pyramid was erected in Church Square, Graaff Reinet.
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Valley of Desolation Tourist Attractions
Valley of Desolation Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Sheer cliffs and precariously balanced columns of Dolerite rise 120 metres from the valley floor, against the timeless backdrop of the vast plains of the Camdeboo. This is the product of volcanic and erosive forces of nature over 100 million years.
Valley of Desolation Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 3453 Email Website
The Gereformeerde Kerk Tourist Attractions
The Gereformeerde Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The original foundation stone for this building situated on the corner of Bourke and Middle Streets was laid on the 9th July 1913. After undergoing many transformations including being used as a cinema the building was reconsecrated on the 21 May...
The Gereformeerde Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Old Residency Museum, Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Old Residency Museum, Graaff-Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The former Residency, situated diagonally opposite Reinet House at the end of Parsonage Street, and forming a unique architectural complex with it, is a well-preserved example of the early 19th Century Cape Dutch H-shaped house.
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Phone: 049 8910664 Email Website
Dutch Reformed Church - Groot Kerk Tourist Attractions
Dutch Reformed Church - Groot Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The first recorded church was in Church Street. Building of a church started in 1792 but was destroyed by fire in 1799 before it could be completed. A second church was completed in September 1800 on the site of the present Dutch Reformed Church or...
Dutch Reformed Church - Groot Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 2422
Andries Pretorius Monument Tourist Attractions
Andries Pretorius Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
This monument in memory of the Voortrekker leader was erected in 1943. The monument can be seen about 3 km from the town, at the Camdeboo National Park Offices on the N9 to Middelburg, the route to the north and into the interior, which the...
Andries Pretorius Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
The Roman Catholic Church Tourist Attractions
The Roman Catholic Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The present day Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bourke Street, between Somerset and Middle Streets, was consecrated on the 23rd April 1957 and the High Alter on the 24th April 1957. First class relics of St Pius X and St Maria...
The Roman Catholic Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
The War Memorial Tourist Attractions
The War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Three months after the end of the first World War a public meeting was called by the Mayor, Mr. H Urquhart, at which it was decided to erect a monument, on the most prominent site in town, in honour of the gallant Graaff-Reinet men who had lost...
The War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Monument to the Independent Colony Tourist Attractions
Monument to the Independent Colony Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The Drostdy at Graaff-Reinet was established in response to petitions from the Boers of the region. On 6 February 1795 a gathering proclaimed the "Graaff-Reinet Colony"
Monument to the Independent Colony Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Royal Block Masizahke Tourist Attractions
Royal Block Masizahke Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The Royal Block was constructed during the early 20th century, quite possibly as housing for the labour force during the construction of the Van Ryneveld’s Pass Irrigation Dam in the 1920’s.
Royal Block Masizahke Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Camdeboo National Park Tourist Attractions
Camdeboo National Park Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Camdeboo National Park provides the visitor with insights into the unique landscape and ecosystem of the Karoo, not to mention awesome scenic beauty. A unique feature of the 19 405-hectare park is its location, practically surrounding the town of...
Camdeboo National Park Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 3453 Email Website
Anglo-Boer War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Anglo-Boer War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Dedicated to Boer soldiers "in memory of the fallen in the struggle for Freedom and Justice".
Anglo-Boer War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
The Monument to Jewish Pedlars Tourist Attractions
The Monument to Jewish Pedlars Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The important role played by the Jewish "smous" in the sparsely populated interior of the Cape Colony is recognised in a simple monument erected alongside College Road.
The Monument to Jewish Pedlars Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
The Methodist Church Tourist Attractions
The Methodist Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
In 1871 the foundation stone of the Trinity Church on the corner of Caledon and Bourke Streets was laid and on the 15 September 1875 the official opening of the church took place. In 1894 it was necessary to enlarge the building and at the same time...
The Methodist Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 2366
Reinet House Museum, Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Reinet House Museum, Graaff-Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
The Graaff-Reinet Museum or “Reinet House”, formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage, was built at the expense of the Government in 1812 during the ministry of the Rev. Kicherer. It was the home of three ministers prior to 1822.
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Phone: 049 892 3801 Email Website
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