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Graaff-Reinet Information

Graaff-Reinet is the oldest town in the Eastern Cape and the fourth oldest in South Africa. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Dutch Burghers began to leave the Cape area. These Burghers became known as Trek Boers and were noted for their hardy, independent characters, disdain for authority and dislike of taxes.

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Old Library Museum, Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Old Library Museum, Graaff-Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Museums
While limited privately sponsored library facilities were available in Graaff-Reinet from about 1818, it was not until 1847 that the citizens of the town established a public library, subscribing funds to build the central building in Church Street.
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Urquhart House Museum Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
Urquhart House Museum Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Museums
The large erf at the southern extremity of Market Square, on which Urquhart House stands today, was granted in freehold to Johan Hendrik Greyling on 1 January 1806, which places it amongst the earliest plots transferred into private ownership.
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Reinet House Museum, Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Reinet House Museum, Graaff-Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Museums
The Graaff-Reinet Museum or “Reinet House”, formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage, was built at the expense of the Government in 1812 during the ministry of the Rev. Kicherer. It was the home of three ministers prior to 1822.
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Old Residency Museum, Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Old Residency Museum, Graaff-Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Museums
The former Residency, situated diagonally opposite Reinet House at the end of Parsonage Street, and forming a unique architectural complex with it, is a well-preserved example of the early 19th Century Cape Dutch H-shaped house.
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Hester Rupert Art Museum Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
Hester Rupert Art Museum Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Museums
Located in Church Street, Graaff-Reinet, is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa. It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village of Graaff-Reinet in 1786.
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Military History Museum Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
Military History Museum Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Museums
The Military History Museum is the most recent addition to the Graaff-Reinet Museum Complex and was established in 2005.
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