Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Only 30 km outside Graaff-Reinet on the farm Waterval, is the perfect stopover for the weary traveler: GRYSHUISIE and SCHOEMAN'S COTTAGE. Pet friendly! GRYSHUISIE is a newly built structure that stands on the foundations of an old chicken coop and the farm style sense of it all is rife. The cottage can accommodate up to five guests. Two bedrooms, spacious bathroom and a big living area with a kitchen (and a freezer) awaits guests with every visit. There is a TV with a DVD player, so please bring your collection along to make the cool nights feel shorter. A large lawn surrounds the house along with a nice outdoor braai area and patio. The view of the veld, the mountains and the sounds of the bleating goats and sheep can not be missed. The rippling stream is barely a few meters away, and those who are brave enough may even find cool refreshment in it. On the other hand, SCHOEMAN'S COTTAGE was built around 1870 as the original homestead of the farm. This quaint little cottage with its thick stone and clay walls will keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter. The cottage has an en-suite bedroom, a living room and kitchen. It can accommodate up to four guests. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are outdoor braai facilities. Come and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the tranquility that nature offers, without any interference, because there is no television or cell phone reception at this isolated getaway. Enjoy this fully furnished cottage and get to know its history, whilst you experience the fresh and vibrant Karoo environment. The choice between staying in Schoeman's Cottage or in Gryshuisie is entirely yours. Come take a look for yourself what the Karoo can offer; because this is farm living at its very best. Please note the owners cannot accept responsibility for the state of the public gravel road to the farm.