Great Karoo

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As European settlers moved east, isolated towns and villages sprang up in this vast semi-desert area, like oases of greenery. Graaff-Reinet, an attractive agricultural hub, which mainly produces ostrich feathers and wool, acts as its capital. Temperatures in the region range from 45°C in summer to below 0°C in winter. Although things may seem a bit rugged here, visitors will find the hospitality of the inhabitants and the striking landscapes very rewarding.

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Valley of Desolation
Valley of Desolation
You can't remain indifferent to or tire
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The Drostdy
The Drostdy
The home of the magistrate-governor,
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Old Library of Graaff-Reinet
Old Library of Graaff-Reinet
The collection includes the skull of the
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Graaff-Reinet Dutch Reformed Church
Graaff-Reinet Dutch Reformed Church
This Gothic Victorian church boasts a
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Reinet House
Reinet House
The Graaff-Reinet Museum of Folk Art and
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Valley of Desolation
Valley of Desolation
You can't remain indifferent to or tire
4:00
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