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Graaff-Reinet is a small town in the Eastern Cape, but with an impressive history behind it. This little picturesque town, is home to the extraordinary Reinet House Museum. The Graaff-Reinet Museum was originally built in 1811, as a Dutch Reformed Parsonage. The Cape Dutch architecture is perfectly depicted by the yellow wood floors, spacious rooms and high ceilings, and ...
For anyone interested in the early history of South Africa, a visit to Graaff-Reinet is essential. It was founded in the 1770's when the first of the early farmers of trekboers (voortrekkers) settled on the banks of the Sundays River. This early frontier post faced turmoil and dissention under British rule and in 1834 a large group of trekboers decided to move away, thus initiating the ...