Graaff Reinet & Nieu Bethesda Kids Activities Route
Graaff Reinet & Nieu Bethesda Kids Activities Route

Kids Activities Route


Kids Activities Route Information

The Karoo playground….

Graaff-Reinet offers a range of activities that will not only keep the kids occupied, but will be educational as well. Many of the guest farms in the area offer children the opportunity to participate in the daily farming activities, or to just run freely…

Today’s young people are inundated with video games, cell phones and computers. Our active adventures and activities help todays ‘Wired Generation’ to reconnect with the outdoors and at the same time they learn to become more responsible, self-reliant, self-confident and they can see how much fun they can have without I-pads, cell phones and computers. We offer our school groups exciting outdoor activities that will keep the young people busy and motivated all day, some of these activities are hiking, river rafting, adventure challenges and many more.
 
Why rafting is used as a teaching tool?
Rafting fosters team work, trust in team members, communication, support mechanisms, risk management, controlling stress / anxiety, motivation, fulfilment, strategies for tackling change and uncertainty, raising individual and team performance and learning skills.  Go Karoo Adventures will provide qualified river guides and all safety equipment required during the rafting.  These include safety helmets, lifejackets and paddles.
Activities:
Rafting on the Brak River
Rafting on the Fish River
Team Building
Adventure Challenge
Nature Walks
Obstacle course
Raft building
Star gazing
School camps

The Christmas Lights in Acacia Street are a must for children and adults to enjoy, where an entire street is lit up with festive themes during the Festive Season.

Inquisitive young minds are enticed to explore; the first South African Doll Collection housed at Reinet House in Graaff-Reinet, weaponry from the Anglo Boer War, and walks in the wild, whilst budding palaeontologists search for dinosaur footprints and skeleton fossils.

Take a scenic helicopter flight, half-day trips, round trips and destination picnics available.

Take a drive to Nieu Bethesda to Ganora Guest Farm where children can learn more about Bushman paintings, fossils, artifacts and Anglo-Boer War engravings. There is also a Meerkat Rehab facility and the opportunity to pay a visit to the Woolshed.

If you want to keep the kids entertained while you wander in the galleries and shops of Nieu Bethesda , enjoy a laid back lunch or cup of coffee, Donkey Cart Tours are just the thing. Jacob, a town local in Nieu Bethesda, will bring the town to life on this 20 minute donkey cart ride around to



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Kids Activities Route Points of Interest

  • The Military History Museum is the most recent addition to the Graaff-Reinet Museum Complex and was established in 2005.
    Phone: 049 892 5650
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  • Escape from the everyday stresses, get back to nature and spend quality time with your family again. Come and Relax, Recharge, Explore and Experience what the majestic Karoo has to offer..........
    Phone: 078 451 8454
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  • The fossil collection that was started by Dr. Sydney Rubidge is the pride and joy of Wellwood and is housed in a building on the farm. While the Karoo can boast many attractions, this is one that should not be missed.
    Phone: 049 840 0302
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  • 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...
    Phone: 049 892 3453
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  • This is a working Karoo sheep and cattle farm, with a family history dating back to 1838, when their ancestors first settled here. The fifth generation is still living and working on the farm. This same family offers a taste of farm living in...
    Phone: 082 413 0579
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    • Accommodation Types
    • Bed And Breakfast
    • Self Catering
    • Farm Getaway
    • Museums
  • An original collection of family history; this is an impressive collection of artefacts of the past. The farm has been in the same family for 5 generations and is a trove of information.
    Phone: 071 8688146
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  • 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.
    Phone: 049 892 3453
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  • 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.
    Phone: 049 892 3801
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  • 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...
    Phone: 049 892 4248
  • The Ganora Fossil Museum in Nieu Bethesda was registered in 1998 and, although small, houses mainly the finds we have made on Ganora. The fossils we exhibit are on average about 280 million years old. That was in the time when reptiles roamed the...
    Phone: 049 841 1302
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  • 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.
    Phone: 049 892 3801
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    Nieu Bethesda
    Helen Martins lay ill in bed one night with the moon shining in through the window and considered how dull and grey her life had become. She resolved there and then, that she would strive to bring light and colour into her life. That simple decision...
    Phone: 049 841 1733
  • The present owners, Arthur and Diana Short, are the sixth generation on the farm. They live in the original Manor House, built in 1816, with its incredibly thick walls & wonderful yellowwood ceilings.
    Phone: 049 891 0422
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    • Accommodation Types
    • Bed And Breakfast
    • Guest House
    • Farm Getaway
  • A world class helicopter charter service based in Graaff Reinet. Fly Karoo Air Services focus mainly on scenic flights over popular destinations and charter flights to destinations like Port-Elizabeth and game lodges.
    Phone: 064 751 6609
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