Graaff Reinet was established in 1786 and named after the then governor,'van der Graaf' and his wife Reniet,aaaw sweet.
It's a beautiful town, with many attractions like The valley of desolation, the lovely Sneeuberg mountains (Snow mountains) and The karoo nature reserve, which is only a few minutes away from the town. It also has many historical buildings, so if you like history and old school architecture do not miss this little town. It's no small wonder that it is called the gem of the karoo! That is precisely what Graaff-Reinet is. A gem in the karoo.
Graaff- Reinet experiences average summer temperatures of 31.50C and winter average winter temperatures of 19.40C with an average annual rainfall of 255mm.
So what you waiting for.. the Karoo is calling your name.