South Africa has been called 'the world in one country', this is not only a reflection of the many cultures that make up this complex land, but also because of the varied natural beauty that makes it such an interesting place to visit. We can also add another attraction, the great sense of history and the world events that have played themselves out within the borders of the country.
The relentless push of white settlers into the interior of South Africa shaped the future of the country and some would say the future of the whole of Southern Africa.
One of the most fascinating places to visit if you are interested in the history of the country is Graaff-Reinet which was an outpost in the lawless East of the Cape colony, established to bring some order to what was, for many years the limit of white settler influence in the country.
Today visitors, staying there can get a taste of what life was like in those far off times.
The choice of a hotel in Graaff-Reinet can be a difficult one due to the enormous choice and the fascinating attractions which can be found both within the town limits and in the wider surrounding area. Also a hotel in Graaff-Reinet can consist of a room at a bed and breakfast or a stay at one of the many historic farms in the area.
The place you stay can even be a proclaimed national monument, of which there are over 200 in the town. A stay at a hotel in Graaff-Reinet can help to create interest in the many historic buildings that can be found in the town.
Many of the hotels in Graaff-Reinet feature authentic antiques from the frontier era, helping create an ambiance that will turn even the most disinterested into a history buff.
Your choice of lodging can dictate the structure of your holiday. Choosing a bed and breakfast will mean that you have all the comforts of home at a reasonable cost, but also gives you a secret weapon, insider knowledge.
The owners of your hotel will be able to give you information on the best attractions that the town has to offer, as well point out some hidden gems.
If you choose accommodation which offers 5 star service and amenities (which many of the outlying boutique farms do) you will be assured that your stay is as trouble free and luxurious as any on the planet.
Whatever type of hotel inGraaff-Reinet you choose you are assured of a memorable and stress free time in one of the most fascinating towns in South Africa.