This old Karoo home, circa 1856, has been created into a small boutique-type accommodation centrally situated in Graaff-Reinet, the jewel of the Karoo.
Our guesthouse, named Aa'Qtansisi, is derived from the authentic original Khoisan language, meaning "We welcome You. Family friendly accommodation - children welcome.
Private entrance Safe parking behind lock-up gates 5 bedrooms en-suite Centrally situated , a stone throw away from all restaurants, & shopping areas Pool & braai facilities, Excursions can be arranged Pets welcome Wheelchair friendly Gay friendly
Surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park, Graaff-Reinet, the heart of the Great Karoo Place of Thirst is a boundless and mysterious area covered by vast sheep and game farms, where broad plains roll away to distant koppies and multilayered mountains that seem to touch the indigo sky. Listen to the silence, breathe in the aged earth and the Karoo bossies (which conjure up the taste of Karoo lamb!), and gaze at a startlingly clear horizon that seems drawn at the other end of the earth. Our clear night skies are studded with countless stars and huge bright planets; even other galaxies are visible with the naked eye, offering some of the best star gazing in the world. Fossils of some of the earliest forms of one-celled life have been discovered here, indicating that life has existed in this region for three billion years. The richness of pre-dinosaur fossils in this region is world-renowned.
Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in South Africa, is recognized as the home of magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and over 220 heritage sites (more than any other town in South Africa!). The past is preserved in four extraordinary museums which hold collections of photographic memorabilia, firearms, artworks and fossils, tracing the story of the Karoo - and the town - from pre-history right up to the present day.
We invite you to experience the magic of this area, discover eccentric little hamlets, sprawling farmsteads and the historical town of Graaff-Reinet, populated by warm and welcoming people that love to share their stories and legends.
In Room Facilities:
Honesty bar Aircons, including heaters Heated electric blankets Linen & towels and toiletries provided Flat screen TVs in every room Private tranquil setting on back patio area Credit card facilities Wireless internet connection Fax facilities 3 Fireplaces Full breakfast included in rates Tea & coffee facilities Ice on request Use of fridge laundry facilities Baby cot available Picnic baskets and packed lunches available
Camdeboo National park,Valley of desollation,Murray House and several museum incl fossil museum+-1.5km away.