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About Aa'Qtansisi Guest House

This old Karoo home, circa 1856, has been created into a small 'boutique-type' accommodation. It is centrally situated in Graaff-Reinet, the Gem of the Karoo.

Our guest house, named Aa'Qtansisi, is derived from the authentic, original Khoisan language meaning 'we welcome you'. Dating back 350 000 years ago, the Khoisan were the first human inhabitants in Graaff-Reinet, and it has been speculated that Graaff-Reinet may well be the origin of mankind.

Be prepared to be spoiled and delighted with personal attention and unique creations of décor. We are sure that Aa'Qtansisi will become your first choice of accommodation whenever you pass through Graaff-Reinet.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 11 hours
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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Reviews for Aa'Qtansisi Guest House

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Karen Reineke
10 July 2017

Stunning accommodation and awesome hosts!!!!!

Ann Cloete, South Africa
16 January 2017

Often booking online pictures and review are better than reality - in this case my expectations were surpassed! What a lovely guesthouse and warm friendly staff. We stayed in the French Room - and loved it. A quick walk down to great little shops and resturant called "Polka" where we had yummy pizzas for dinner. I will definite recommend Aa'Qtansisi guest house for mid break between JHB and Plett/Knysna. Breakfast was delicious set in an antique styled dining room.

Walter Klaverdijk, South Africa
20 April 2016

We had a wonderful stay in Aa'Qtansisi, which we understand means "We welcome you"  and indeed we were made to feel very welcome by Roger - great squash player! - and his staff. The rooms were perfect, the breakfast excellent and....a wonderful surprise was that our (really dirty!) car was washed to shine like new when we were ready to depart. Well done!!

claire keene, South Africa
13 April 2014

This was one of the best places we have ever stayed in. Felt like more than five star, with incredible staff attention, fantastic food, luxurious rooms and beautiful gardens. Would recommend Aa'Qtansisi 1000 times over,

Graham Paddon, England
13 January 2014

We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again if passing that way

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Aa'Qtansisi Guest House Map

Aa'Qtansisi Guest House is 3.3km from the centre of Graaff-Reinet , the nearest airport 226.8km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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