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Popular amenities for Graaff-Reinet vacation rentals

Stay near Graaff-Reinet's top sights

Valley of Desolation20 locals recommend
Drostdy Hotel9 locals recommend
Pioneers Restaurant13 locals recommend
Spar - Graaff - Reinet5 locals recommend
Spar - Camdeboo4 locals recommend
Our Yard14 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Graaff-Reinet

  • Total rentals

    140 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    40 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    40 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    50 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    4.7K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Graaff-Reinet

All About Graaff-Reinet

Set along the banks of the Sundays River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, Graaff-Reinet is one of the oldest towns in the country. Among the 200 or so heritage sites and monuments, you’ll find many fine examples of 19th-century Cape Dutch buildings, an Afrikaner architectural style known for its curvy facades and ornate curlicues, rarely found outside the country. Visit the town’s many museums, or peruse local arts and crafts in the town’s boutiques and galleries. Graaff-Reinet has cultivated an exciting culinary scene, and alongside creative bistro fare you’ll be able to taste local specialities such as milk tarts, rusks, and the braided, fried cookies called koeksisters.

The stunning Camdeboo National Park that surrounds Graaff-Reinet is home to wildlife such as springboks, hartebeests, and buffalo. A plethora of hiking trails snake through the park, including the Valley of Desolation Trail, which offers marvelous views of the area’s dramatic rock formations.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Graaff-Reinet

Thanks to the Eastern Cape’s mild weather, there is no bad time to secure your Graaff-Reinet accommodation. The region doesn‘t receive much rain in general, but the driest months of the year in the Eastern Cape generally tend to be in the winter, from June until September, which is great if you are planning on visiting Graaff-Reinet in conjunction with a longer safari trip. While freezing temperatures are rare, it can be a bit chilly during those winter months, so make sure to bring extra layers with you. In the summer months of November through February, the temperature rises into the comfortably warm ranges, but so do precipitation levels, so make sure to bring a waterproof jacket if you plan on spending much time outside. The spring and fall are excellent times to visit Graaff-Reinet, as the weather is very pleasant with fewer crowds.

Top things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Hester Rupert Art Museum

Housed in one of the oldest churches in the country, this neo-Gothic museum showcases more than 100 pieces by South African artists. The works on display under the church’s dramatic wooden ceiling range from landscapes to abstract portrayals of wildlife. After admiring the main collection, wander down Middel Street to the connected Jan Rupert Art Centre, which displays temporary exhibitions.

Valley of Desolation

This beautiful valley, located just to the west of town, features sheer cliffs and 400-feet-tall dolerite columns that stand in sharp contrast to the vast plains of the surrounding Camdeboo National Park. Three different hiking trails trace their way through the valley, ranging from a short hour-long walk to an overnight trek. If you are lucky, you may even be able to spot wildlife as the valley is home to mountain zebras and more than 220 different species of bird — including black eagles and kori bustards, the heaviest flying bird in the world.

Graaff-Reinet Museum

This museum disperses its collections on the region’s natural and cultural history across several historic buildings, such as the Reinet House, the Old Residency, and the Old Library. You’ll have the chance to check out how 19th century residents furnished their buildings and browse an extensive fossil and rock collection.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Graaff-Reinet?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 60 vacation rentals in Graaff-Reinet featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Graaff-Reinet?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Graaff-Reinet. Choose from more than 40 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Private Suite Rentals in Graaff-Reinet?

    Enhance your stay in our Private Suite Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with free parking, over 10 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with air conditioning, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Are there Graaff-Reinet vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 40 vacation homes with pools in Graaff-Reinet, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do private suite rentals in Graaff-Reinet have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 private suite rentals with wifi in Graaff-Reinet. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Graaff-Reinet have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with a kitchen in Graaff-Reinet. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Graaff-Reinet?

    Experience the best of Graaff-Reinet with our house rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Graaff-Reinet?

    Graaff-Reinet has more than 50 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Where should I stay in Graaff-Reinet?

    Make yourself at home in Graaff-Reinet by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 130 vacation rentals in Umasizakhe, and over 140 vacation rentals in Graaff-Reinet.

  • Do house rentals in Graaff-Reinet have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 house rentals with air conditioning in Graaff-Reinet. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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