Contacting Cypress Cottage

Hillary Palme welcomes you to these authentic (ca 1800’s) Karoo cottages on the edge of the Karoo Nature Reserve.

Private en-suite rooms & landscaped gardens.

Families welcome.

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Elevation 749 Meters | South 32.25857 degrees, East 24.52946 degrees

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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.



Trip Advisor 2014

Certificate of Excellence.

Trip Advisor 2015

Certificate of Excellence.