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Urquhart House was built sometime between on land belonging to Johan Hendrik Greyling in the Cape Dutch style, with a prominent anchor and stars on the front gable. Incredibly, the reason for these decorations is unknown. The building became the … Spanish Architecture, Classic Architecture, Interior Architecture, South African Homes, Gable House, Cape Dutch, Dutch House, Dutch Colonial, Cottage

Urquhart House, Graaff Reinet | London Traveller

Urquhart House was built sometime between 1806-21 on land belonging to Johan Hendrik Greyling in the Cape Dutch style, with a prominent anchor and stars on the front gable. Incredibly, the reason for these decorations is unknown. The building became the … Continued

The Dutch Reformed Church, Graaff Reinet Unique Architecture, Ancient Architecture, Rubber Raincoats, London Landmarks, Church Building, Place Of Worship, Old Buildings, Beautiful Buildings, Cathedrals

Historic Buildings in Graaff Reinet | London Traveller

There are three buildings of which Graaff Reinet is particularly proud: The Drostdy, The Town Hall, and the Dutch Reformed Church. Just remember the town has over 200 historic buildings! The Drostdy Hotel was designed by Louis Michel Thibault and built 1804-06. … Continued

The Anglo-Boer War Museum & Women's Memorial, Bloemfontein Lion Face Drawing, Union Of South Africa, Tactical Survival, National Archives, African History, Us Travel, Museum, Memories, Anton

The Anglo-Boer War Museum & Women's Memorial, Bloemfontein | London Traveller

I read The Boer War as we travelled in South Africa and was horrified by the bungling, stupidity, ruthlessness, and barbarity of the 1899-1902 war. Of course there were acts of bravery, daring, and enterprise, even cleverness, but this was a war which … Continued

The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda South African Artists, Owl House, Outsider Art, Fantasy World, Life Is Beautiful, Mixed Media Art, The Outsiders, Sculpture, Statue

The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda | London Traveller

Nieu Bethesda is hidden in the Great Karoo and perhaps best known for The Owl House so I planned a circular drive from Graaff Reinet. Google Maps said 119 kms and 2.25 hours but did not mention the potholed dirt road and almost complete lack of signposts! We … Continued

Reinet House, Graaff Reinet Cape Dutch, Old Libraries, Cape Town, South Africa, African, Houses, London, Vacation, Architecture

Reinet House, Graaff Reinet | London Traveller

On our first day in Graaff Reinet we launched ourselves into The Graaff Reinet Museum which is housed in four historic buildings: Reinet House, Urquhart House, The Old Library, and The Old Residency. Reinet House, built in 1812 on an H-plan, … Continued

In 1853 Daniel de Bruin built himself a home which is now known as Mayville House. The property soon passed to the Steyn family and continued as a private home until bequeathed to the museum complex in Swellendam. Mountain Range, The Other Side, Africa Travel, Cape Town, South Africa, Holland, Stuff To Do, Travel Destinations, Places To Visit

Mayville House, Swellendam | London Traveller

In 1853 Daniel de Bruin built himself a home which is now known as Mayville House. The property soon passed to the Steyn family and continued as a private home until bequeathed to the museum complex in Swellendam. The furnishings are Victorian – … Continued

Bronze Statues at the Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein Free State, Afrikaans, Monuments, Sculpture Art, Statues, Equestrian, South Africa, Museum, Bronze

Bronze Statues at the Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein | London Traveller

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Graaff Reinet is named after Cornelis van de Graaff, the then-Governor of the Cape Colony, and his wife whose maiden name was ‘Reinet’. It was founded in 1786 and is the fourth oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam). I Am An African, Cape Colony, Mountain Pass, Cape Town, Old Town, Monument Valley, South Africa, Places To Go, Landscapes

Graaff Reinet in the Karoo | London Traveller

Graaff Reinet is named after Cornelis van de Graaff, the then-Governor of the Cape Colony, and his wife whose maiden name was ‘Reinet’. It was founded in 1786 and is the fourth oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam). … Continued

Stoep in Graaff Reinet Gazebo, Pergola, Water House, Listed Building, White Walls, South Africa, Train Stations, Outdoor Structures, London

Wanderings in Graaff Reinet | London Traveller

In the mornings and evenings I wandered through the streets of Graaff Reinet – it was quiet and I loved the white walls of the houses, and the dark green doors and shutters. We stayed in one of the listed buildings, Mossievale, no.7 … Continued

British Concentration Camp in Bethulie, Free State Free State, South Africa, British, African, Camping, War, Wallpapers, London, History

British Concentration Camp in Bethulie, Free State | London Traveller

The concentration camp at Bethulie was one of the largest camps established by the British during the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. Of the 1,737 people who died at the camp, 1,311 were under 15 years, and 426 were over 15 years. The women and … Continued

Graaff Reinet is named after Cornelis van de Graaff, the then-Governor of the Cape Colony, and his wife whose maiden name was ‘Reinet’. It was founded in 1786 and is the fourth oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam). Cape Colony, Mountain Pass, Cape Town, Old Town, South Africa, Grand Canyon, African, London, Mountains

Graaff Reinet in the Karoo | London Traveller

Graaff Reinet is named after Cornelis van de Graaff, the then-Governor of the Cape Colony, and his wife whose maiden name was ‘Reinet’. It was founded in 1786 and is the fourth oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam). … Continued

The President Brand Cemetery is disturbing in many ways: there is a memorial to the women and children who died in the Anglo-Boer War; there are graves of young men who died, both in combat and from disease; Free State, African History, Cemetery, South Africa, Presidents, War, London, Travel, Viajes

The President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein | London Traveller

The President Brand Cemetery is disturbing in many ways: there is a memorial to the women and children who died in the Anglo-Boer War; there are graves of young men who died, both in combat and from disease; gravestones had been broken and damaged; … Continued

Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn Mountain Pass, Hot Days, Places Ive Been, South Africa, River, London, Mountains, Outdoor, Outdoors

Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn | London Traveller

It was going to be another very hot day and so we set off early to drive the 329 kms from Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn. Aberdeen is c.50kms south of Graaff Reinet and we just popped in and out to break the driving – apologies … Continued

Between Willowmore & Vondeling on the South Africa, Landscapes, Country Roads, African, River, London, Places, Outdoor, Paisajes

Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn | London Traveller

It was going to be another very hot day and so we set off early to drive the 329 kms from Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn. Aberdeen is c.50kms south of Graaff Reinet and we just popped in and out to break the driving – apologies … Continued

Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn Hot Days, South Africa, Landscapes, Southern, Country Roads, London, Places, Travel, Paisajes

Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn | London Traveller

It was going to be another very hot day and so we set off early to drive the 329 kms from Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn. Aberdeen is c.50kms south of Graaff Reinet and we just popped in and out to break the driving – apologies … Continued

Wanderings in Graaff Reinet Water House, Listed Building, Somerset, White Walls, Wander, South Africa, Pergola, Street View, London

Wanderings in Graaff Reinet | London Traveller

In the mornings and evenings I wandered through the streets of Graaff Reinet – it was quiet and I loved the white walls of the houses, and the dark green doors and shutters. We stayed in one of the listed buildings, Mossievale, no.7 … Continued