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Graaff-Reinet

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Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River. The town has become widely popular among locals and tourists for its agriculture--most notably for its mohair industry, as well as ostrich and sheep farming. Places to visit in Graaff-Reinet include fascinating dolerite pillars, a nearby national park, a grand Dutch reformed church, and Karoo architecture. Epicureans on a tour of Graaff-Reinet should check out the traditional agave distillery, which produces tequila. Customize your holiday with our South Africa online attractions planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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Where to stay in Graaff-Reinet

In Graaff-Reinet, most of the accommodations lie within the town center, surrounded by the Sundays River before reaching the Nqweba Dam. You can rent one of nine cottages with traditional Dutch roofs on Parliament Street, which are designated national monuments. Many three- and four-star hotels, manor houses, and lodges cater to travelers wishing to explore the surrounding mountains and enjoy the calm atmosphere of Graaff-Reinet. If you want to try out delicious local dishes, head to the restaurant at the four-star guesthouse on Cradock Street--recommended by both domestic and foreign visitors.
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