consists of eight lovingly-restored classic Cape Karoo houses in historic Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Province.
Most are national monuments and have been furnished and equipped in a manner which is harmonious with their historical character.
We are a "pet-friendly" establishment.
Accommodation at De Kothuize:
Five of the properties are situated in Parsonage Street, Graaff-Reinet’s most historic street (stretching from Reinet House at one end to the Drostdy Hotel at the other), which is the core of the oldest part of town.
The other three houses are situated in (or adjacent to) Cradock Street, sometimes described as a “one mile and 230 years of history”, being full of historic houses, but close to the town’s museums and other facilities.
4 Parsonage Street
This is a charming bed-sitting room with a double bed, a small kitchenette and a shower bathroom, suitable for guests seeking a budget accommodation rate. It is situated in the parking area for De Kothuize, next to the Reception. There is a small outside area suitable for a braai, with a Weber and a small garden table and chairs. The unit has DSTV. Please note that as this unit immediately adjoins De Kothuize`s off-street parking area, there is occasional exterior noise from cars and trailers entering and exiting the area. The location of the unit is ideally suited for the town`s extensive museums and other facilities. Several good restaurants are within walking distance.
6 Parsonage Street
This classic, restored Karoo Cottage in Graaff-Reinet’s historic Parsonage Street offers two bedrooms, with double beds, both with en-suite bathroom facilities – one with a large antique bath and a shower and the other with a shower. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with an adjoining dining area, and a separate sitting room. Externally, there is a charming swimming pool and a paved beamed patio/entertainment area with an outside table and chairs. The cottage has some excellent classic antique furniture and prints. Staying in this property will give you a true feeling of being in old Graaff-Reinet and it is ideally situated for the town’s extensive museums and other facilities. Several good restaurants are within a short walking distance.
10 Parsonage Street
This, one of the most charming and historically significant of the cottages in Graaff-Reinet’s picturesque Parsonage Street, recently fully-restored, offers three bedrooms all with double beds and all with en-suite bathroom facilities – one with a shower, and two with small bath/combined shower arrangements. There is a fully-equipped kitchen,a seperate dining room and a sitting room. Externally, there is a substantial paved patio/entertainment area with table and chairs – this area has a built in braai facility and a historic Cape bread oven. The cottage is furnished with several Cape country antiques and prints. It is ideally situated for the town’s extensive museums and other facilities. Several good restaurants are within a short walking distance.
16 Parsonage Street
This Karoo cottage, offers two bedrooms (one with an extra length king-size double bed and one with two single beds, all four-posters), one bathroom (with shower and bath), a fully-equipped kitchen and a combined sitting room and dining room. There is a substantial paved garden area with an outside table and sitting arrangement. This cottage has some excellent classic antique features including some yellow wood floors, as well as beamed and planked ceilings. Staying in this property will give you a true feeling of being in old Graaff-Reinet and it is ideally situated for visiting the town`s extensive museums and other facilities. Several good restaurants are within a short walking distance.
18 Parsonage Street
This property adjoins number 16, is a national monument and also offers two bedrooms (one with an extra length king-size double bed and one with two single bunk beds), one bathroom (with shower and bath), a fully-equipped kitchen and a large sitting room with a separate dining area. There is a small external paved garden area with an outside table and sitting arrangement. This cottage is furnished with several antique items, including sets of antique prints. The cottage is full of character and is also ideally (and centrally) situated in the most historic part of Graaff-Reinet.
54 Middle Street
This recently-restored classic Karoo cottage – a national monument – offers two bedrooms, one with a king-size double bed and one with two single beds. Both have en-suite bathrooms with full bath and shower facilities. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining area and a separate sitting room. Externally, there is a charming swimming pool and beamed patio area, and a small garden. There is secure covered off-street parking for two vehicles (with room for luggage trailers, if required), with a remote-controlled access gate and wall-top beam security. This cottage is situated just off Cradock Street (which is often described as “a mile and 230 years of history, being full of historic houses”) and is within short walking distance of Parsonage Street, other central areas, the museums and several restaurants.
111 Cradock Street
This is a recently-restored classic Karoo cottage – a national monument, which offers two bedrooms; one with a king-size double bed and one with two single beds. Both bedrooms have en-suite full bathrooms (bath plus shower facilities). There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a separate dining room and sitting room and an outside patio/garden area. There is also a safe off-street covered carport with remote-controlled gate access. Situated in Graaf-Reinet’s famous Cradock Street (often described as “a mile and 230 years of history", being full of historic houses), but within a short walking distance of Parsonage Street and other central areas, museums and restaurants, this cottage is an ideal and comfortable base for a visit to the town.
166 Cradock Street
This is a large and luxuriously-appointed classic Karoo house, a national monument which offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath en-suite, separate sitting room and large dining room. There is a large walled garden with views of the mountains surrounding Graaff-Reinet, and patio sitting area under vine.
- Air conditioning
- Full daily servicing
- Off-street parking
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Babysitting Service
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Cots available
- Internet Access
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Parking (off-street - open)
- Parking (off-street - covered)
Will definitely recommend the place to friends and will stop over again!
Rating: Reviewed by HJ van Wyk on 9 November 2015
De Kothuize is ideal for staying over a few days in Graaff-Reinet either as "in transit" visitors or to enjoy a Karoo sojourn. Neat, clean, well-equipped, situated within walking distance of good restaurants and interesting museums as well as a wonderful art gallery and antiques shop. Friendly and professional staff and reasonable rates combine to make a short or longer stay at one of De Kothuize a very pleasant part of the journey.
Rating: Reviewed by Tina Buys over a year ago
Premises is very well located and beautifully renovated. Very tastefully done. Unfortunately needs minor maintenance. I informed Michelle of the few issues.
Rating: Reviewed by James Bryden over a year ago
A lovely and spacious place on a historic and beautiful street. Wifi would have been a nice addition. The manager was very friendly and helpful.
Rating: Reviewed by David Firmage over a year ago
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