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Stemar Self-catering Guest House

22 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Situated in the historic and culture-rich town of Graaff-Reinet, Stemar Self-catering Guest House...
Situated in the historic and culture-rich town of Graaff-Reinet, Stemar Self-catering Guest House offers every visitor the same hospitality and acquaintance that was the foundation of this small Karoo town in 1786. Get back to nature, enjoy various adventure-filled activities, or just browse through all the museums that capture the history of our region and town.

Stemar Self-catering Guest House was founded in 1997 as part of the growing tourism industry in Graaff-Reinet, the Gem of the Karoo. Catering for single tourists as well as families, we have been offering self-catering accommodation of the utmost standards to visitors from South Africa and abroad.

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has awarded us with a 2 Star grading, meaning that we are able to cater to every need of our visitors while they enjoy the splendour of our lovely town. Whatever your reason for visiting us, we know that you will be back to visit us soon.
from R480

Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie)

13 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie) was built around 1870 on the Waterval Farm near Graaff-Reinet....
Schoemans Cottage (Schoemans Huisie) was built around 1870 on the Waterval Farm near Graaff-Reinet. This quaint little cottage will keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter with its thick rock and clay walls.

The cottage has an en-suite bedroom, a living room and a kitchen. It can accommodate up to four guests and there is no television or cell phone coverage available on this isolated getaway. Waterval is part of a working sheep, cattle and goat farm. There are hiking trails, game viewing, birdwatching and 4x4 routes.

Come and delight in the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the tranquility that nature has to offer, without any disturbance. Enjoy this fully furnished cottage and learn its history, while soaking in the pristine Karoo environment.
from R600

The Water Tower

4 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

A circular double-storey with an interesting past, The Water Tower sits in a pleasant garden in the heart of Nieu Bethesda. This quirky...
A circular double-storey with an interesting past, The Water Tower sits in a pleasant garden in the heart of Nieu Bethesda. This quirky building was first a water tower and then a Buddhist meditation room. With whitewashed walls and wooden floors, it is a calm and clean space from which to enjoy the famous Karoo sky, day or night.

The Water Tower sleeps two guests on a queen-size bed in the room upstairs adjoining the sun/star deck. The kitchenette is below with the private shower and composting toilet attached. Do some stargazing on the deck before creeping under your crisp cotton sheets, lamb’s wool duvets and mohair blanket. Pets are welcome by arrangement.

Life in Nieu Bethesda potters along much as it did 130 years ago, when the village was founded. Stone water furrows still line the wide, dusty streets. Night skycaps are unpolluted by streetlights and the air is still fresh and clean.

Nieu Bethesda has a working network of furrows, with water supplied daily from a spring on the plateau above the village. Residents channel water into their gardens using smaller gated funnels. Visitors can hike along the furrows up to the spring. Horse riding is offered at several places in the village as well.

The area around Nieu Bethesda is good for either a leisurely ride or a challenging ride for serious mountain bikers. If you’re feeling lazy, hire a bike from the Outsiders B&B and cruise around the village. Alternatively, wake up early to conquer one of the two mountain bike trails in the area.
from R420

Camdeboo Cottages

5 Reviews
Sleeps 51 in 15 rooms

Camdeboo Cottages comprises nine self-catering cottages which are all national monuments, situated in the heart of historical...
Camdeboo Cottages comprises nine self-catering cottages which are all national monuments, situated in the heart of historical Graaff-Reinet. These cottages form a secluded courtyard with covered carports, a swimming pool and a garden.

Bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation is provided and a variety of evening meals are also available, with dinners being served in the cottages or on the veranda next to the swimming pool. All cottages offer air-conditioning, electric blankets in winter, en-suite bathrooms, televisions with selected DStv, fully equipped kitchens, and coffee and tea-making facilities.
from R500

Asemskep Guest Farm / Gastehuis

2 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

Asemskep offers peaceful accommodation in the Karoo, on a working farm with wide-open spaces and...
Asemskep offers peaceful accommodation in the Karoo, on a working farm with wide-open spaces and fresh air.

There is a beautiful old farmhouse available, surrounded by lush vegetation. The large garden is ideal for kids to play in, with views over the fields and the mountains.

The house consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms of which one is en suite, a sun room, an open-plan living area with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast counter, and indoor braai facilities. There is no cell phone reception or a TV in the house.

Bird life is in abundance here, with a pond behind the house where they can be heard all day. Activities include mountain biking and walking trails. Guests can assist in shearing the sheep, depending on the time of year.
from R500

Eagle's Nest Self-catering Units

1 Review
Sleeps 9 in 3 rooms

Eagle’s Nest Self-catering Units offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Graaff-Reinet....
Eagle’s Nest Self-catering Units offers comfortable accommodation in the heart of Graaff-Reinet. There are two units decorated with crisp linen and set in beautiful surroundings.

One of the units has three single beds and the second has one double bed. The units have en-suite bathrooms with showers. They are fully equipped with towels, heaters and TVs with satellite channels. The rooms have fully equipped kitchens ideal for self-catering as well as tea and coffee facilities. The establishment has braai facilities and safe off-street parking. There are Wi-Fi facilities available.

Eagle's Nest is within walking distance of historical sites and museums. There is a beauty salon on the premises where guests can relax and enjoy some pampering. Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa and is rich in historic sights, restored buildings and many historic collections.
from R700

Request Farm Cottage

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Nestled on a working cattle and sheep farm, close to the quaint village of Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Request Farm Cottage offers a...
Nestled on a working cattle and sheep farm, close to the quaint village of Bedford in the Eastern Cape, Request Farm Cottage offers a tranquil haven and a secluded experience for guests. The farm is only a two-hour drive from Port Elizabeth and East London, thus offering an ideal weekend breakaway for city dwellers seeking an opportunity to get away from it all.

Relax on the leather couches in front of the fireplace in winter and listen to some music in candle light, or play one of the family games provided. There is no TV as this is the time to reconnect with family and friends. Laze in the morning sun with a magazine or book on the veranda which offers a spectacular view over the savannah grasslands and the Kaga Mountains. The cottage is service daily and there are braai facilities available with braai packs and firewood for sale.

Apart from enjoying the secluded atmosphere, you are welcome to walk or hike in the fresh air while enjoying the views and getting close to many species of antelope which roam the grasslands, or even go fishing in one of the nearby dams. Mountain biking is one of our main attractions where we offer a cycle safari for a few days, on a safe and quiet route that takes you through the historical settler’s country, with a few national monuments on the way. Guests are also welcome to bring their quad bikes to explore the area.
from R720

Alleman se Huisie

Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Accommodation in Nieu Bethesda is both comfortable, quirky and offers all you need to make your stay memorable. Small and self-contained,...
Accommodation in Nieu Bethesda is both comfortable, quirky and offers all you need to make your stay memorable. Small and self-contained, this cottage sits in a pleasant garden in the heart of Nieu Bethesda. Have a barbecue with some lamb chops on the patio and watch the sunset before being dazzled by the starry night sky.

On chilly winter nights, our genuine Karoo mohair wool blankets will keep you warm and cosy. On warm summer nights we have cool, comfortable cotton linen for a restful sleep. Alleman se Huisie is self catering and can accommodate up to two guests comfortably in a twin room. If you do not want to cook, visit our local restaurant, The Karoo Lamb, for hearty home-cooked meals.

Life in Nieu Bethesda potters along much as it did 130 years ago, when the village was founded. Stone water furrows still line the wide, dusty streets. Night skycaps are unpolluted by streetlights and the air is still fresh and clean.

Nieu Bethesda has a working network of furrows, with water supplied daily from a spring on the plateau above the village. Residents channel water into their gardens using smaller gated funnels. Visitors can hike along the furrows up to the spring. Horse riding is offered at several places in the village as well.

The area around Nieu Bethesda is good for either a leisurely ride or a challenging ride for serious mountain bikers. If you’re feeling lazy, hire a bike from the Outsiders B&B and cruise around the village. Alternatively, wake up early to conquer one of the two mountain bike trails in the area.
from R320

De Kothuize 54 Middle Street

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

54 Middle Street is a recently restored classic Karoo cottage which was declared a national...
54 Middle Street is a recently restored classic Karoo cottage which was declared a national monument. It is situated in Middle Street which is lined with historical cottages. This cottages can sleep four people and is fully equipped for self-catering.

The cottage has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; one with a king-size double bed and the other with twin single beds, a modern kitchen and a separate living room and dining area. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a stove with oven, a microwave, fridge-freezer and coffee machine. The living room has comfortable seating facing the TV. Outside guests will find a private patio, swimming pool and garden.

Nearby guest will find a selection of restaurants and museums to explore. Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
from R1000

Rose Cottage Oviston

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Rose Cottage Ovison is located on the eastern banks of Gariep Dam, about 56 km from the N1. They have two charming back-to-back cottages...
Rose Cottage Ovison is located on the eastern banks of Gariep Dam, about 56 km from the N1. They have two charming back-to-back cottages that boast wonderful views over the dam. This is the ideal accommodation for the avid fisherman.

Unit One has a double bed and a ceiling fan, and Unit Two has twin beds and air-conditioning. Each of the units has a cottage-style kitchen with an open-plan lounge. The units open onto charming old fashioned 'stoeps' that lead to a quaint plunge pool for the warmer days. The outside braai and pool area is situated on a huge entertainment deck and has lovely 180-degree views of the dam.

The units have secure garage parking for guests vehicles. Guests are required to bring their own braai wood and all food necessary as the village does not have suitable shops. The nearest shop is in Gariep Dam Village.

A holiday at Oviston is any fisherman’s dream with all fishing spots being a mere one- to one-and-a-half kilometres away. It is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The peace and quiet of this little town will capture your heart and you will experience nature in its purest form.
from R560
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Angler & Antelope Guest House

6 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 9 rooms

Weekend Getaway   Centrally situated in the town of Somerset East, which is nestled at the foot of the Boschberg...
Centrally situated in the town of Somerset East, which is nestled at the foot of the Boschberg Mountain, the Angler and Antelope exudes peace and tranquillity. The feeling of space is extended from the garden into the rooms and bathrooms.

Whether you want to just relax and sit outside with the mountain for company, or are more energetic and would like to partake in the plethora of outdoor activities, Somerset East is for you. The Angler and Antelope offers so much more than just accommodation. Fly fish for seven freshwater species, or partake in any other the myriad of other outdoor or cultural activities.

Accommodation is provided in six luxury en-suite bedrooms where you can enjoy crisp cotton percale and goose down duvets with mohair blankets, DStv, underfloor heating and air-conditioning.

The Angler and Antelope specialises in wild fly fishing in the Karoo, with our in-house REFF IS accredited fly fishing guide to assist you. A fully stocked fly fishing shop on the premises promises glimpses of monster fish, and specially tied guides choice flies to make your dreams a reality. And once you've caught the monster, you can celebrate the day at Nigel's Pub, sampling our extensive collection of malt Whiskies.
from R600

Owlhouse Backpackers

14 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 12 rooms

Owlhouse Backpackers is a quiet, homely lodge set in an established garden. Accommodation includes private en-suite rooms, dormitories,...
Owlhouse Backpackers is a quiet, homely lodge set in an established garden. Accommodation includes private en-suite rooms, dormitories, self-catering houses, and the charming double-storey Water Tower. We also offer a barbecue area, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and a restaurant serving all meals.

Your well-travelled hosts will be only too happy to provide useful information on what to do locally, regionally and abroad.
from R280

De Kothuize 10 Parsonage Street

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

10 Parsonage Street is located in the heart of Graaff-Reinet, in the historical Parsonage Street....
10 Parsonage Street is located in the heart of Graaff-Reinet, in the historical Parsonage Street. This classical restored Karoo cottage caters for a group of six and is fully equipped for self-catering.

The cottage has three bedrooms all with antique double beds, with en-suite bathrooms, a modern kitchen and a separate living room and dining area. All of the rooms are air-conditioned. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a stove with oven, a microwave, fridge-freezer and coffee machine. The living room has comfortable seating facing the TV, and a door leading out onto the patio. The patio area serves as an entertainment area with patio furniture, braai facilities and a historic Cape bread oven.

Nearby guest will find a selection of restaurants and museums to explore. Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
from R1000

Elke's Guesthouse

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Sunshine pours into this spacious self-catering house on the northern edge of Nieu Bethesda. Elke's Guesthouse has great views of the...
Sunshine pours into this spacious self-catering house on the northern edge of Nieu Bethesda. Elke's Guesthouse has great views of the Compassberg and surrounding Sneeuberg Mountains from the bedrooms, the lounge area and garden.

The guest house consists of two fireplaces, two bedrooms of which one is en-suite, a well-equipped open-plan kitchen, a dining area, a lounge area and a large garden with braai facilities. Elke's can accommodate up to six guests comfortably and pets are welcome by arrangement. Accommodation in Nieu Bethesda is both comfortable, quirky and offers all you need to make your stay memorable.

Life in Nieu Bethesda potters along much as it did 130 years ago, when the village was founded. Stone water furrows still line the wide, dusty streets. Night skycaps are unpolluted by streetlights and the air is still fresh and clean.

Nieu Bethesda has a working network of furrows, with water supplied daily from a spring on the plateau above the village. Residents channel water into their gardens using smaller gated funnels. Visitors can hike along the furrows up to the spring. Horse riding is offered at several places in the village as well.

The area around Nieu Bethesda is good for either a leisurely ride or a challenging ride for serious mountain bikers. If you’re feeling lazy, hire a bike from the Outsiders B&B and cruise around the village. Alternatively, wake up early to conquer one of the two mountain bike trails in the area.
from R540
De Kothuize 18 is situated in Graaff-Reinet, the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, with 250 plus...
De Kothuize 18 is situated in Graaff-Reinet, the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, with 250 plus declared national monuments. This self-catering Karoo cottage sleeps up to four guests in two air-conditioned bedrooms; the main bedroom has an extra-length king-size bed and the second bedroom has two adult-size bunk beds.

The cottage comprises a shared bathroom with a shower and bath, a fully equipped kitchen for great entertainment, and a combined sitting and dining room with a television with full DStv. Features include a substantial paved garden area with an outside table and sitting area. Secure under-cover parking is also provided for all guests.

The cottage is furnished with several antique items, including sets of antique prints. The cottage is full of character and is ideally and centrally situated in the most historic part of Graaff-Reinet.
from R1200

Ganora Guest Farm and Excursions

12 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 11 rooms

At Ganora we offer visitors a special South African experience. The history of Ganora spans 270...
At Ganora we offer visitors a special South African experience. The history of Ganora spans 270 million years, from fossil beds of mammal-like reptiles to evidence of bushman paintings and etchings as well as Anglo Boer War engravings. Additionally a tour of our wool shed offers a glimpse into farm life today.

The charming cottage is situated on the farm approximately 7 km from Nieu Bethesda and the famous Owl House. The cottage is self-contained and guests can choose to self cater, have meals on the farm, or we can make reservations at a cosy restaurant in Nieu Bethesda. The Khoisan Cottage is ideal for people seeking an active and hospitable stay on a working sheep farm, or those wishing to relax and unwind in the peace and tranquility of Karoo simplicity.

We offer a range of activities including birdwatching, mountain biking, 4x4 trails, hiking and mountain climbing, and guided tours to bushman paintings and artefacts, as well as fossil walks.
from R760

Profcon Country Cottages

64 Reviews
Sleeps 63 in 15 rooms

Profcon Country Cottages is situated in the beautiful rural town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape Province.  Over the years, we have...
Profcon Country Cottages is situated in the beautiful rural town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape Province.  Over the years, we have grown to understand the needs of travellers, both from South Africa and abroad.  This understanding has led to our guest house and cottages adhering to standards that are sure to dazzle even the most travelled of tourists. 

Leanne and her team will cater to your every need as you enjoy the luxury of our fabulous units and the hospitality and friendliness of our staff.  There is simply no other guest house in Graaff-Reinet that caters to both travellers and business executives in the same class and style. We look forward to providing you with a place to rest in the Gem of the Karoo, Graaff-Reinet.
from R500

De Kothuize 16 Parsonage Street

2 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

De Kothuize 16 is situated in Graaff-Reinet, the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, with 250 plus...
De Kothuize 16 is situated in Graaff-Reinet, the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, with 250 plus declared national monuments. This self-catering Karoo cottage sleeps up to four guests in two air-conditioned bedrooms; the main bedroom has an extra-length king-size bed and the second bedroom has two extra-length single beds.

The cottage comprises a shared bathroom with a shower and a bath, a fully equipped kitchen for great entertainment, and a combined sitting and dining room with a television with full DStv. Features include a substantial paved garden area with an outside table and sitting area and secure under-cover parking.

The cottage boasts excellent classic antique features including yellowwood floors, as well as beamed and planked ceilings. The property is ideally situated for visiting the town’s extensive museums and other facilities, while several good restaurants are within a short walking distance.
from R1200

De Kothuize 6 Parsonage Street

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

6 Parsonage Street is located in the heart of Graaff-Reinet, in the historical Parsonage Street....
6 Parsonage Street is located in the heart of Graaff-Reinet, in the historical Parsonage Street. This classical restored Karoo cottage caters for a group of four, is fully equipped for self-catering and has a swimming pool.

The cottage has two air-conditioned bedrooms both with antique-style single beds, with en-suite bathrooms, a modern kitchen, living room and dining area. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a stove with oven, a microwave, fridge-freezer and coffee machine. The living room has comfortable seating facing the TV, and a door leading out into the court yard. There are air-conditioning units in both the kitchen and living room.The cottages has some unique pieces of classic antique furniture.

Nearby guest will find a selection of restaurants and museums to explore.
from R1000

De Kothuize 166 Cradock Street

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

De Kothuize 166 is situated in Graaff-Reinet, the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, with 250 plus...
De Kothuize 166 is situated in Graaff-Reinet, the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, with 250 plus declared national monuments. This self-catering home offers two air-conditioned bedrooms, one with a antique double bed and the other with two single beds, and one small bedroom with two single beds which is more suitable for children.

The classic Karoo house is a national monument and has a fully equipped kitchen for great entertainment,a sitting room, dining room and television and full DStv. Features include a large walled garden with views of the mountains surrounding Graaff-Reinet, as well as a patio sitting area under the vines. Secure under-cover parking is also provided for all guests.
from R800
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