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Andries Pretorius. This Day in History: Jul 19, 1786: The town Graaf-Reinet is founded in South Africa

This Day in History: Jul 19, 1786: The town Graaf-Reinet is founded in South Africa

On 19 July 1786 Graaff-Reinet was established by the Dutch East Indian Company (DEIC). The town was named after the Governor Cornelis Jacob van de Graeff and his wife Cornelia Reynet. Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa. It is well known as the home of magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture and over 220 heritage sites. The town’s early history can be traced back to the 1770s, when autonomous farms were set up in the Graaff-Reinet area by Boers trekking from the…

Schoemans Kothuis, GRAAFF REINET

Schoemans Kothuis |

Skaars 30 km buite Graaff-Reinet op die plaas Waterval is die perfekte oornagplek vir die moeë reisiger: Gryshuisie en Schoemanshuisie. Schoemanshuisie is gebou rondom 1870 as die oorspronklike plaasopstal. Hierdie ouderwetse klein kothuis met sy dik klip- en kleimure sal jou koel hou in die somer en snoesig in die winter. Die kothuis het 'n en suite slaapkamer, 'n eetkamer en kombuis. Dit kan tot vier gaste akkommodeer. Die kombuis is volledig toegerus en daar is buitebraai geriewe. Kom…

A view of Graaff Reinet, South Africa from the valley of desolation.

A view of Graaff Reinet, South Africa from the valley of desolation.

Andries Stockenström Guesthouse is a legendary stop over in Graaff Reinet

Andries Stockenström Guesthouse is a legendary stop over in Graaff Reinet

Instagram post by Lloyd Sayster • Aug 18, 2012 at 6:05pm UTC

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View from the Toposcope in the Camdeboo National park.  The Valley of Desolation is to the right & the aerial view of the town of Graff-Reinet to the left - an amazing spot in South Africa - everyone should visit     For more information on Graaff-Reinet & the activities in & around the Camdeboo National Park - visit www.camdeboocottages.co.za     #travel #Karoo #EasternCape #GraaffReinet #Camdeboo #SouthAfrica

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Dutch Reformed Church in the Centre of town - boasting pink ribbons to support Pink Trees for Pauline - Cancer Fundraiser in Graaff-Reinet 19th of October.    Visit Graaff-Reinet & explore - see www.camdeboocottages.co.za for more information on what to do & see in & around Graaff-Reinet    #Travel #EasternCape #SouthAfrica #Karoo       Embedded image permalink

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The Drostdy Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet

. I wanted to see the Vanderkloof dam. It was overflowing. Not the biggest dam in the country but it has the highest dam wall. You can simply drive across the wall. I was surprised as I had expected it to be closed off. Looking up the lake. Looking downstream. As much water flows through the turbines here as at the Gariep Dam (previously H.F.Verwoed). I was surprised that I did not see a strong current coming out from the turbines (left corner of the picture). The electric cables are not…

I love the Karoo because it is home to the Valley of Desolation that is situated just outside Graaff-Reinet    The Karoo stretches out for nearly 180km from Compassberg to Cockscomb Mountain.  Remarkable sight to see the Plains of Camdeboo & the Black Eagles soaring high above the Karoo Plains.    See www.camdeboocottages.co.za for more information.

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Urquhart Huis Museum, Graaff-Reinet, 1806 by Brian McMorrow

Graaff-Reinet Beautiful Karoo Town @EasternCapeSA #roadtrip #visitus

Graaff-Reinet Beautiful Karoo Town @EasternCapeSA #roadtrip #visitus