Surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park, Graaff-Reinet, the heart of the “Great Karoo. This means – Place of Thirst – a boundless and mysterious area covered by vast livestock and game farms.
The clear night skies are studded with countless stars and huge bright planets. Fossils of some of the earliest forms of one-celled life were discovered here. The richness of pre-dinosaur fossils in this region is world-renowned.
The Owl House is a very interesting museum in the Eastern Cape. The owner Helen Martins was an artist who transformed her home into a work of art. Her home and garden contain hundreds of sculptures of camels, owls and people. The house is also covered with coloured glass, mirrors and wire that add to the strange home.
Take a drive to the spectacular Valley of Desolation and to the Karoo Nature Reserve a few minutes northwest of the town.
Graaff-Reinet boasts many other tourist attractions, from paragliding over microlight flying, trout fishing, fossil search, golf, horse riding and mountain biking to guided township walks.
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