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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.

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General Information

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

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

Flights:
Direct flights to Graaff-Reinet from Plettenberg Bay, to stay at the Drostdy Hotel, are available with Plett Air Safaris.
The reservations team will gladly assist with these flight arrangements, via reservations@newmarkhotels.com.
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 twelve 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
Address

Physical Address

Entrance on Parliament Street
30 Church Street
Graaff-Reinet
6280
South Africa

Locality

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

Electricity:
220 V
All rooms have international adaptors.

Currency:
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
Health

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. A wholly owned subsidiary and operational training partner of SA College for Tourism, Drostdy Hotel participates annually in the training and development of young, marginalised women from underprivileged rural families accross Southern Africa in hospitality service skills.

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.

About Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

We decided to try the Drostdy as our overnight stop. It is an absolute oasis in the Karoo town of Graaff-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 , service staff - once again we asked ourselves - why we didn’t stay longer! Special mention must be made of the manager. Jolandi. Thank you Jolandi and Drostdy see you in December!

Alan B - Johannesburg, South Africa

We stayed one night in the Drostdy with our 3 kids on our way from Johannesurg to Plettenberg Bay 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

Graaff Reinet Tourism

Award-Winning Hotel

Packages

Accommodation

Drostdy Hotel comprises forty-eight 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 thirty-one of these rooms, the Ferreira Precinct hosts seven and Kromm’s Court, ten. Select room types offer private verandahs.

Let Us Take Care of You

Services & Facilities

Complimentary refreshment on arrival

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Concierge service

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24-hour room service

Room servicing twice daily

Daily newspaper and summary of international newspapers on request

Business desk and professional secretarial service

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Laundry and dry cleaning services, at an additional cost

Travel consultancy and information service

Airport, city and restaurant transfers

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Secure parking

Facilities for persons with limited mobility

WiFi throughout the hotel

pool

Swimming pools

spa

Africology Spa and Himalayan salt sauna

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Gym facilities

Imibala Art Gallery

local_bar

Vinoteque and wine shop

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

Electric car charger

Special Requests

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

We decided to try the Drostdy as our overnight stop. It is an absolute oasis in the Karoo town of Graaff-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 , service staff - once again we asked ourselves - why we didn’t stay longer! Special mention must be made of the manager. Jolandi. Thank you Jolandi and Drostdy see you in December!

Alan B - Johannesburg, South Africa

We stayed one night in the Drostdy with our 3 kids on our way from Johannesurg to Plettenberg Bay 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

Dining

Guests can look forward to dining in style at De Camdeboo Restaurant, or to enjoying laid-back dining at Coldstream Restaurant.

Experiences

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

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Contact Us

Tel: +27 49 892 2161
Fax: +27 49 892 4583
info@drostdy.co.za

Entrance on Parliament Street
30 Church Street
Graaff-Reinet
6280
South Africa

-32.2522222 | 24.540555

P.O. Box 400
Graaff-Reinet
6280
South Africa

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