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For Guided Tours in and around Graaff-Reinet contact:

Camdeboo Adventures www.karoopark.co.za
Karoo Connections      www.karooconnections.co.za

Nieu-Bethesda

Jacobs Donkey Cart rides
Festival of Lights
The Owl House

For further information visit Nieu-Bethesda Tourism web site https://www.nieu-bethesda.org

Aberdeen 

History of the Cemetries

For further information visit the Aberdeen Tourism web site https://www.aberdeencape.org
 


  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    Royal Block Masizahke
    • Graaff-Reinet
    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.
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: 4 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: March 2015
    Die stook van Withond
    • Graaff-Reinet
    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...
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    The Story of Withond
    • Graaff-Reinet
    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...
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    The Bethesda Arts Centre’s New Year’s Eve Festival of Lights and Lantern Parade is a truly inspiring community event run every year by the Bethesda Arts Centre. A powerful symbol of hope and beauty, the parade crosses...
    • Festivals & Markets
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    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...
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: 5 months ago
    September marks the 110th anniversary of the Battle of Paardefontein which took place in the hills of Mount Camdeboo, bringing an to the pursuit of Commandant Johannes Lotter, believed to be one of the last Boer rebels. No visit...
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: March 2015
    Graaffrikaans
    • Graaff-Reinet
    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.
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: 3 months ago
    Karoo Connections
    • Graaff-Reinet
    Karoo Connections has provided superior guided tours, safaris and transfers since 1996. Historic Graaff-Reinet Tour - Camdeboo National Park Game Drive - Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour - Township Walkabout - Nieu Bethesda &...
    • Sightseeing
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: 3 months ago
    Guided tours offered to Graaff-Reinet’s main highlights that includes the Valley of Desolation, Game Viewing in the Camdeboo National Park & Umasizake TownshipTours. For nature lovers there are a variety of guided nature walks...
  • More InfoUpdated: April 2015
    Near the roadside between Aberdeen and Graaff-Reinet, in the middle of the veld, lies an old cast iron bedstead. This according to legend is the grave of a woman who took ill and died while the family were trekking by ox-wagon...
    • History
  • More InfoUpdated: March 2015
    Aberdeen's cemetery is a true resting place. Well kept and shaded by Cypress trees, the area is a veritable walk through the history of the town. Looking at the many gravestones and memorials, one can see the periods of illness...
    • History