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In the heart of a town with a rich history and immense character, Drostdy Hotel – the finest Karoo gem – is found. This town, Graaff-Reinet, was established in 1786 and has matured into a charming destination that is well-known for its blend of Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture. Uniquely, the town is surrounded, almost entirely, by the Camdeboo National Park which boasts spectacular wildlife and natural scenery.

Just as pleasing to the eye, Drostdy Hotel was initially built in the early 1800s and has its own fascinating story, having been refined over the years into one of South Africa’s top 10 hotels. Although it bears modern touches and a contemporary atmosphere, it remains true to its roots with furnishings and antiques that point to the past. Guests will find this understated grande dame a comfortable retreat in the expansive Great Karoo.

General Information

Check-in and Check-out Times:
Check-in: 14H00
Check-out: 11H00

141 km from Cradock
224 km from Port Elizabeth
665 km from Cape Town
821 km from Johannesburg

Direct flights to Graaff-Reinet from Plettenberg Bay, to stay at the Drostdy Hotel, available with Plett Air Safaris
The reservations team will gladly assist with these flight arrangements, via
Flights from Graaff-Reinet directly to popular game reserves in the area are also available

Child Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Children under the age of two sharing with adults are accommodated on a complimentary basis
  • Cots available for children up to the age of two
  • Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will require their own room/s at the applicable rate
  • Inter-leading and adjoining rooms are available on request, subject to availability
  • A single occupancy rate is charged for children staying in inter-leading or adjoining rooms (Maximum of two children per room)
  • 50% of the per person sharing rate is charged for a child sharing with one adult
  • Child minding service available upon request with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice, at an additional cost

Physical Address:
Entrance on Parliament Street
30 Church Street
South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates:
-32.2522222 | 24.540555

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 400
South Africa


Average Day Temperatures:
30 ˚C (December to March)
23 ˚C (April to May)
21 ˚C (June to September)
27 ˚C (October to November)

220 V
All rooms have international adaptors.

South African Rand (ZAR)
All credit cards are accepted.
No cheques are accepted.


What to Pack
  • Light-weight clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Warm clothing, including items such as a jacket, scarf and beanie
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Small flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Graaff-Reinet, surrounded by Camdeboo National Park, is classified as a malaria-free area. It is, however, recommended that guests contact their local travel clinic for advice on the necessary precautionary measures for visits to this region.

Social Responsibility

Not only does Drostdy Hotel carry a special story from the past but it further has a vision for the future, ensuring a brighter one for those in surrounding communities. Supporting equal opportunities and opening the door to an excellent learning platform, the hotel offers annual internships to female graduates from the SA College for Tourism.

About Graaff-Reinet

Nestled in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Graaff-Reinet is the country’s fourth oldest magisterial district. It is home to over 220 heritage sites, including various houses, buildings and farms, which reveal the town’s journey through time. The town is situated within the Great Karoo and is thus surrounded by natural beauty, rich in fauna and flora.

Graaff-Reinet experiences little rainfall as the Great Karoo is considered a semi-desert region. Arid air and cloudless skies are typical of this area, as are great heat and frosts. Daytime is typically warm, while nighttime and early mornings can become cool, even in summer months. This climate results in a very particular landscape, dotted with xerophytic vegetation.

Explore Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

We decided to try Drostdy as our overnight stop. It is an absolute oasis in the Karoo town of Graaf-Reinet. The rooms are absolutely amazing and you’ll be sad to only spend one night. The many rooms in the main building is beautifully decorated - the cigar lounge is stunning and the cellar can be visited on appointment. We loved dinner and the food was top quality not to mention the great breakfast. A definite must visit.

JohanVanGreuning - Roodepoort, South Africa

we recently overnighted at the Drostdy and it was as expected superb - rooms , srevice staff - once again we asked ourselves - why we didnt stay longer !!!!! special mention must be made of one of the managers Jolandi - when we we forgot to empty the safe and only realised this 5 hours into our journey - we called the hotel spoke to Jolandi who was professional and efficient - through her efforts eveything was delivered to us intact and it took lee than 2 days - thank you Jolandi and Drostdy see you in December

Alan B - Johannesburg, South Africa

We stayed one night in the Drostdy with 3 kids on our way from Joburg to Plett and very much enjoyed it! The hotel has a lot of charm, is beautifully restored with large lounges, gardens, delicious food. We had a little house with 2 rooms which was perfect. I wish we had stayed 2 nights. Nice historical museums in town as well as the wonderful valley of desolation nearby.

StephMex - Mexico City, Mexico


Drostdy Hotel comprises 48 stylish rooms, which have been decorated with crisp whites, wooden elements, bold Karoo art and décor reminiscent of a bygone era. Stretch’s Court includes 31 of these rooms, the Ferreira Precinct hosts seven and Kromm’s Court, 10. Select room types offer private verandahs.

Let Us Take Care of You

Services & Facilities at Drostdy Hotel

Complimentary beverage on arrival


Concierge service


24-hour room service

Room servicing twice daily

Daily newspaper and summary of international newspapers on request

Business desk and professional secretarial service


Laundry, dry-cleaning and valet services, at an additional cost

Travel consultancy and information service

Airport, city and restaurant transfers


Secure parking

One assisted disabled room / facilities

WiFi throughout the hotel


Three pools in beautifully manicured gardens


Africology Spa


Fully equipped gym

Imibala Art Gallery




Conferencing facilities available at the SA College for Tourism, proudly supported by Drostdy Hotel

Special Requests

For any special requests, kindly contact us directly and we will gladly assist.

"Five nights in beautiful room overlooking the waterfront. Staff could not be more helpful and very attentive...."

wolbanger - Christchurch, United Kingdom

"Really well situated, very nice staff, lovely rooms - great views!"

SooseW - Guildford, United Kingdom

"Perfect location next to the waterfront but once inside was a peaceful setting where all the staff couldn’t do enough to make our stay memorable...."

Fynalee - Christchurch, United Kingdom


Guests can look forward to dining in style at De Camdeboo Restaurant, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


A wonderful array of amenities in proximity to Drostdy Hotel offer guests the opportunity for relaxation, discovery and cultural experiences.

Exclusive Offers

Africology – Kids’ Spa

A spa pampering treat for under 12s. A combination of fresh produce and spa products are used to ensure young skin is treated in a bespoke way.

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Karoo Spa Escape

This can be booked as an individual spoil or ultimately with your partner or friend in our signature couples room.

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De Camdeboo Easter Menu

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Contact Us

Tel: +27 49 892 2161 | Fax: +27 49 892 4583 |

Tel: +27 21 427 5900 | Fax: +27 21 427 5901 |

Physical Address:
Entrance on Parliament Street
30 Church Street
South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates:
-32.2522222 | 24.540555

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 400
South Africa

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