Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing

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 Powder Magazine Tourist Attractions
Old Powder Magazine Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
The old powder magazine stands alone on the hill to the north of Graaff Reinet.
Old Powder Magazine Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation Tourist Attractions
Valley of Desolation Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
Sheer cliffs and precariously balanced columns of Dolerite rise 120 metres from the valley floor, against the timeless backdrop of the vast plains of the Camdeboo. This is the product of volcanic and erosive forces of nature over 100 million years.
Valley of Desolation Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 3453 Email Website
Dutch Reformed Church – Nuwe Kerk Tourist Attractions
Dutch Reformed Church – Nuwe Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
Due to discontent in the congregation a split occurred in the Groot Kerk. The main cause of the breakaway segment’s dissatisfaction seems to have been centered on the autocratic personality of the Rev Naude.
Dutch Reformed Church – Nuwe Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 - 892 3460
Blaauwater Railway Lootsberg Pass Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Blaauwater Railway Lootsberg Pass Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
For an outing with difference, go for a ride with the Blaauwater Railway and experience the facination and beauty of the Lootsberg Pass from a different perspective, namely a railway trolley called "Tubby".
Blaauwater Railway Lootsberg Pass Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
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Krugersdorp Monument Tourist Attractions
Krugersdorp Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
The scaled-down replica of the Paardekraal monument was erected south of the bridge over the Sundays River.
Krugersdorp Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Dutch Reformed Church - Groot Kerk Tourist Attractions
Dutch Reformed Church - Groot Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
The first recorded church was in Church Street. Building of a church started in 1792 but was destroyed by fire in 1799 before it could be completed. A second church was completed in September 1800 on the site of the present Dutch Reformed Church or...
Dutch Reformed Church - Groot Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 2422
The Methodist Church Tourist Attractions
The Methodist Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
In 1871 the foundation stone of the Trinity Church on the corner of Caledon and Bourke Streets was laid and on the 15 September 1875 the official opening of the church took place. In 1894 it was necessary to enlarge the building and at the same time...
The Methodist Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 2366
Monument to the Independent Colony Tourist Attractions
Monument to the Independent Colony Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
The Drostdy at Graaff-Reinet was established in response to petitions from the Boers of the region. On 6 February 1795 a gathering proclaimed the "Graaff-Reinet Colony"
Monument to the Independent Colony Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
The Graaff Reinet Club Tourist Attractions
The Graaff Reinet Club Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
In 1875 The Graaff Reinet Club was established and in 1880 a new clubhouse was erected on Church Square. From 1900-1902 the officers of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, stationed at Graaff Reinet, made use of the club.
The Graaff Reinet Club Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 4094
The Monument to Jewish Pedlars Tourist Attractions
The Monument to Jewish Pedlars Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
The important role played by the Jewish "smous" in the sparsely populated interior of the Cape Colony is recognised in a simple monument erected alongside College Road.
The Monument to Jewish Pedlars Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
The Gereformeerde Kerk Tourist Attractions
The Gereformeerde Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
The original foundation stone for this building situated on the corner of Bourke and Middle Streets was laid on the 9th July 1913. After undergoing many transformations including being used as a cinema the building was reconsecrated on the 21 May...
The Gereformeerde Kerk Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
The Union Monument Tourist Attractions
The monument commemorates the Union of South Africa and is a stone pyramid erected on Magazine Hill.
The Union Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Victoria Hall Graaff-Reinet Town Hall Tourist Attractions
Victoria Hall Graaff-Reinet Town Hall Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
On the 26 June 1902 the foundation stone of the new Town Hall in Church Square named “The Victoria Hall” was laid but building operations only started in April 1910. The town hall was designed along Flemish Renaissance lines.
Victoria Hall Graaff-Reinet Town Hall Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Phone: 049 892 4248
The War Memorial Tourist Attractions
The War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
Three months after the end of the first World War a public meeting was called by the Mayor, Mr. H Urquhart, at which it was decided to erect a monument, on the most prominent site in town, in honour of the gallant Graaff-Reinet men who had lost...
The War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Gideon Scheepers Memorial Tourist Attractions
Gideon Scheepers Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
During the Anglo-Boer War Gideon Scheepers formed his own commando, which operated in the Cape Midlands. He was captured by the British troops and charges of alleged war crimes were laid against him. At the court hearings in Graaff-Reinet he was...
Gideon Scheepers Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
The Roman Catholic Church Tourist Attractions
The Roman Catholic Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
The present day Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Bourke Street, between Somerset and Middle Streets, was consecrated on the 23rd April 1957 and the High Alter on the 24th April 1957. First class relics of St Pius X and St Maria...
The Roman Catholic Church Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Andries Pretorius Monument Tourist Attractions
Andries Pretorius Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
This monument in memory of the Voortrekker leader was erected in 1943. The monument can be seen about 3 km from the town, at the Camdeboo National Park Offices on the N9 to Middelburg, the route to the north and into the interior, which the...
Andries Pretorius Monument Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
The Huguenot Monument Graaff Reinet Tourist Attractions
The Huguenot Monument Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
In 1988 South Africa celebrated the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the French Huguenots in the country. To mark this occasion a small monument in the form of a pyramid was erected in Church Square, Graaff Reinet.
The Huguenot Monument Graaff Reinet Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
Anglo-Boer War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions
Anglo-Boer War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing
Dedicated to Boer soldiers "in memory of the fallen in the struggle for Freedom and Justice".
Anglo-Boer War Memorial Graaff-Reinet Tourist Attractions Sightseeing in Graaff-Reinet
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