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Town Medium Graaff-Reinet

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Located in South Africa :: Eastern Cape  :: Graaff Reinet
Category: Places :: Town Medium


Graaff-Reinet, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is the fourth oldest town in the country after Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Swellendam, It lies 750 metres above MSL and is built on the banks of the Sunday's River, which rises to the north of the town on the southern slopes of the Sneeuberge. It was founded by the VOC Dutch East India Company in 1786, and named after the governor of The Cape Colony, from 1784 to 1791, Cornelis Jacob van de Graeff, and his wife whose maiden name was 'Reynet'. The town is surrounded by the 200 km Camdeboo National Park, where fossils of some of the earliest forms of one-celled life have been discovered. Indications are that life has existed in this region for three billion years. Numerous pre-dinosaur fossils have been found there. The town has magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and more than 220 heritage sites. (More than any other town in the Country).

Address :  Tourism Information Office, 13A Church St, Graaff-Reinet, 6280, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Postal :  P.O. Box 153, Graaff-Reinet, 6280, Cape, South Africa
Contact :  Tourism Information Office
Tel :  +27(0)49 892 4248
Email :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  All major networks.

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Laundromat Shops Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airstrip Car Rental Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +27(0)49 807 1106
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)49 807 7700
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)49 892 2171
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)49 892 4248
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)83 655 6333
Petrol Type :  All
Diesel Type :  All.

Other Facilities :  Auto Dealer. Auto Specialist Service. School/s. Town Hall. Fast Food. Training Centre.

Game Viewing Game Drives 4WD Trails Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Guided Walks Mountain Biking Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Canoeing Boat Trips Bird Watching
More Activities :  4x4.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Railway station. There is a dentist.

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