Make Graaff-Reinet, and Cypress Cottages, your base for exploring and enjoying this remarkable region!


Valley of Desolation

There’s no better place to see the drama of the landscape, to learn about its geological evolution or to view the amazing setting of the town, or to watch the sun rise or set over the Plains of Camdeboo than from these extraordinary cliffs and crags. You may also be lucky enough to see the resident pair of black eagles circling at sunset.



Graaff-Reinet boasts a well-maintained and challenging nine-hole course and a clubhouse with every facility.



More than 22 species of birds have been recorded in the region. Expeditions and walks with local experts can be arranged.


Guided Wildlife Tours/ Hunting/ Wing Shooting

Hunt exclusively wild birds with Karoo Wingshooting Safaris in South Africa.  South Africa is gifted with wild game bird populations of which there are more than fifty bird species. More than twenty of these species are available as fair game for wing shooting in South Africa and are shot regularly. These species include Guineafowl, various Francolin (old-world partridge) species, various Spurfowl (previously referred to as Francolin) species, eight species of Doves and Pigeons, three Sandgrouse species, three Quail species, numerous Duck species as well as the Egyptian and Spurwing geese.


The Graaff-Reinet Bowling Club welcomes visitors.