Welcome to Cypress Cottages
Cypress Cottages Guest house offers 4 star luxury accommodation in the heart of the “Great Karoo”, Graaff- Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
These two charming cottages date back to the 1800s and combine authentic Karoo style and ambience with every modern comfort. Beautifully restored and furnished with antiques, they face each other across the shady quiet of one of the most picturesque streets of the town.
Pine and slate floors and reed ceilings, offset the country antique furniture of this charming cottage (also pop-up screen one), which has comfortable living and dining rooms and three ensuite bedrooms that offer different but equally comfortable options
Situated across the road from Cypress Cottage, with its own private garden, Jacaranda has three ensuite bedrooms, a comfortable dining room and sitting room and a covered stoep that makes a perfect spot for breakfast and sundowners ( also popup for Screen one). There’s also an outdoor dining and braai area out in the garden, beneath the shade of a vine-covered pergola.
“The Karoo restores the soul. The historic town of Graaf-Reinet reminds one of days gone by when horse and cart were the mode of rapid transport. Welcome! You just arrived at the destination that’s imfamous of South African history.”
Activities in The Great Karoo & Graaff-Reinet
- Guided Wildlife Tours
- Wing shooting
Children welcome | Swedish spoken
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The Great Karoo
This vast semi desert with its seemingly endless plains and castellated mountains provides a perfect escape from city crowds and concerns. It’s a stark landscape but also one of dramatic beauty and endless fascination, where you can enjoy crystal clear air, spectacular dawns and sunsets – and brilliant stars.
Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa , founded in 1786 as the furthest outpost of the Dutch East India Company. The nineteenth century saw it grow from a wild frontier station into a prosperous staging post and farming centre, thanks to its strategic position on the main route between Algoa Bay and the developing interior.
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.