The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet

The land on which The Old Residency stands was first bought by Willem Janssens in 1801 and the house was built in 1819 by Johannes Gerber. The house changed hands several times and was eventually bought by the Rubidge family in 1855. It remained in private ownership until 1916 when it was bought by the Government for the local Magistrate. In 1978 the building was taken over as an Annexe to Reinet House.

The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet

The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
The interior of the Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
The interior of the Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
Tie up your horse outside The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
Tie up your horse outside The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
The beautiful fanlight over the front door of The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet
The beautiful fanlight over the front door of The Old Residency, Graaff Reinet

The Old Residency is in Parsonage Street, a wide, elegant road lined with beautiful and historic homes.

Parsonage Street, Graaff Reinet
Parsonage Street, Graaff Reinet

You may be interested in
The History of Graaff Reinet – a fantastic resource of ideas and information

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