Thyme and Again B&B  Verified Listing

Karoo Graaff Reinet Eastern Cape South Africa

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Member since: 27 Jan. 2018

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Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Wheelchair Friendly
WiFi
Full Kitchen
Aircon
Bath towels
Child friendly
DSTV
Electric Blankets
Fan
Hairdryer
Linen
Microwave
Serviced Daily
Street Parking
Tea and coffee facilities
TV

With true Karoo hospitality, Thyme and Again specifically caters for the disabled and is wheelchair accessible throughout, with roll-in showers. Thyme and Again is centrally situated within walking distance of lovely restaurants and many places of interest.
It is not often that you discover a place that offers caring comfort like Thyme and Again.
Brenda (a registered nursing sister) and husband Johnnie, with the guidance of The Wheelchair Travel Club, have created a space that provides ease of access for those who, by circumstance, find their options severely limited when it comes to traveling away from home everything is at the correct height, no stairs, awkward passages or narrow doors. There's even an emergency button in every suite.

In Room Facilities:

Each of the 3 suites has air-conditioning, TV with satellite, DSL internet connection and a mini kitchen with a microwave and fridge ideal for those that just want to relax and not move after a long journey.

Area Information:

The oldest town in the Eastern Cape, the fourth oldest in South Africa and certainly one of the most atmospheric, Graaff-Reinet lies enclosed by a bend in the Sundays River, overshadowed by the rocky Sneeuberg Mountain within the Camdeboo National Park.

With over 200 buildings claimed as National Monuments and an entire street restored, including its slave cottages, Graaff-Reinet has retained much of the character of a typical 19th century town and is well worth a visit because of it. Known as the "gem of the Karoo", Graaff-Reinet was founded in 1786 by the governor Cornelius Jacob van de Graaff, whose wife's name was Cornelia Reinet. Her namesake - Reinet House - was originally built as a parsonage and is now a museum with one of the largest living grape vines in the world in its garden. This still bears fruit today.

Although Graaff-Reinet is in the heart of the Karoo Heartland with its flat, sandy plains and incredibly hot summers, it is encircled by the Camdeboo Park, which breaks the sandy monotony with its rich greenness and mountains. Within the park are the Nqweba Dam and the Valley of Desolation, providing some of the best examples of the unique jointed pillars formed by dolerites, which rise to heights of 120 metres in places. This 'cathedral of mountains' provides many visitors with an incredible spiritual experience at best and one of environmental awareness at least.

Because of the diverse geography of the area, there is a rich bird and animal life. Within the Camdeboo Conservancy are some 22 farms, providing visitors with a range of accommodation and hikers with some amazing trails. There is trout fishing, horse riding, Graaff-Reinetâ's bird club and the national park is stocked with game. There are also specialised tours in Graaff-Reinet for game viewing, rock art, fossil study, township walkabouts and Boer War monuments. A visit to the area would be incomplete without a visit to the little hamlet of Nieu-Bethesda and the Owl House.

Property Facilities:

While there are several good restaurants in Graaff-Reinet, guests are more than welcome to make use of the excellent braai facilities in the entertainment area overlooking the pool. This is where Brenda and Johnnie spend most of their evenings. "The area has been designed so that we can use it year round" ,says Brenda,"and we love to have our guests join us and enjoy the beautiful evenings we have in the Karoo".

Attractions:

* Birding with the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club
* Hester Rupert Art Museum
* Military History Museum
* Spandau Kop Walks
* Visit The Nqweba Dam

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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest House
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Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
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Graaff Reinet Reviews

Carolien Agema
03 June 2019

ATMOSPHERE!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
15 December 2018

Go for tour of Valley of Desolation.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dawn & Martin Oser
11 November 2018

The historical old buildings and residential houses.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Tracy Lee Andrews
19 October 2018

Pink trees for Pauline, Church Valley of Desolation.

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Valley of Desolation