Graaff Reinet in the Karoo

Graaff Reinet is named after Cornelis van de Graaff, the then-Governor of the Cape Colony, and his wife whose maiden name was ‘Reinet’. It was founded in 1786 and is the fourth oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam). It is a beautiful town which I remember from my childhood, and it is set in the heart-achingly beautiful Karoo. Before I say anything else let me show you the Karoo from the Camdebo National Park.

Spandau's Kop, Graaff Reinet

Spandau’s Kop, Graaff Reinet

The Karoo

The Karoo

Nqweba Dam (Van Ryneveld's Dam)

Nqweba Dam (Van Ryneveld’s Dam)

The Karoo

The Karoo

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