This old Karoo home, circa 1856, has been created into a small boutique-type accommodation centrally situated in Graaff-Reinet, the jewel of the Karoo. Our guesthouse, named Aa`Qtansisi, is derived from the authentic original Khoisan language, meaning "We welcome You".
Dating back 350,000 years ago, the Khoisan were the first human inhabitants, in Graaff-Reinet & our town, Graaff-Reinet may well be the Origin of Mankind!
Be prepared to be spoilt & delighted with personal attention & unique flavours of decor in each part of this accommodation so that Aa`Qtansisi, will become your first choice of accommodation, when passing through Graaff-Reinet.
Graaff Reinet became the centre of British military operations for the whole Eastern Cape during the Second Boer War. In 1901, a
number of captured Boer rebels were tried in the town for crimes ranging from high treason, murder, attempted murder, arson and robbery.
Nine were sentenced to death, with eight of these being executed by firing squad on the outskirts of the town, while the ninth sentence was carried out in Colesberg. The Burgher Monument in Donkin Street commemorates the fallen rebels.
-Special Diets catered for
-Tea & Coffee Facility
-Ice in Summer
-TV (sabc channels)
-Safe Off-Street Parking
A taste of the exotic spice island of Zanzibar! This room boasts a King-size XL four-poster bed enveloped in a mosquito net, saddlebags, carved mirrors & much more. It also has an en-suite old-style bathroom with bath and shower.
Step into colourful Marrakesh... This room features Moroccan lanterns, carved kist & arched doors, mosaics & a Queen-size canopied bed. The bathroom is in true Moroccan style and is equipped with a corner bath.
A classic singles room, featuring traditional barley twist oak furniture; in stripes & plaid furnishings. The en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower. This room has its own entrance from safe parking area.
A tranquil duck-egg room, hosting extra large single beds, with a distinct French flavour. Cherubs feature in this tastefully decorated room, which has an added bonus, being wheelchair friendly. The beautiful en-suite bathroom has a shower and a victorian style bath. This room has a private entrance from safe parking bay.
A reminder after the medieval period of the French Huguenots. This Queen -size four-poster cast iron bed, is dressed in blue & white. The bathroom has bath and a shower. The room also boasts a private entrance from safe parking area.
From Cape Town: ( N9 )
- Follow N9 into Graaff-Reinet. Follow this road straight into town, heading straight for the old Dutch Reformed Church.
- Cross over the first 4-way stop street.( Middle Street - Midas on the corner). At the next 4-way stop (Somerset street), turn left.
- Cross straight over the next stop street (Corner of Bourke and Somerset Street). We are 3 houses down on the left hand side.
* 69 Somerset Street.