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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…

Adventure ChallengeNature WalksObstacle courseRaft buildingStar gazingSchool 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.

  • More InfoUpdated: December 2018
    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...
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  • More InfoUpdated: 2 months ago
    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....
    • Museums
  • More InfoUpdated: December 2019
    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...
    • Festivals & Markets
  • More InfoUpdated: 1 month ago
    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.
    • Sightseeing
  • More InfoUpdated: March 2019
    The Bushman Heritage Museum - A unique museum of contemporary art made by living Bushmen, includes a permanent collection of stunning tapestries made by local Bushmen artists at the Bethesda Arts Centre, artwork that explores the...
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    • Arts and Crafts
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  • More InfoUpdated: September 2020
    Valley of Desolation
    • Graaff-Reinet
    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...
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  • More InfoUpdated: 3 months ago
    Graaff-Reinet's newest attraction, for locals and tourists alike, The Village and The ReCollection Rides Museum.
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    • Vintage Village and Car Museum
    • Coffee Shops
    • Entertainment
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  • More InfoUpdated: December 2018
    The Military History Museum is the most recent addition to the Graaff-Reinet Museum Complex and was established in 2005.
    • Museums
  • More InfoUpdated: 6 months ago
    Toerboer is a tour operator based in Graaff-Reinet that, apart from our expertly designed small group African tours (southern and East Africa), offer unique local Karoo tours and self-catering accommodation in Graaff-Reinet.
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    • Self Catering
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  • More InfoUpdated: November 2019
    Historical Wheatlands is situated off the R75 between Graaff-Reinet and Port Elizabeth, in the Karoo. The present owners, Arthur and Diana Short, are the sixth generation on the farm. They live in the original 1816 Manor House,...
    • Bed And Breakfast
    • Guest House
    • Farm Getaway
  • More InfoUpdated: 4 months ago
    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...
    • Museums
  • More InfoUpdated: March 2020
    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...
    • Museums
  • More InfoUpdated: 11 months ago
    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...
    • Wildlife & Nature
    • National Parks

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