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The Reinet House

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Address: Murray Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
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+27 49 892 3801

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Beautiful museum - you need time...

So much history, to do beautifully restored Reinet House justice, give yourself time as much as possible...going back to your family historical roots was amazing discovery and to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history, to do beautifully restored Reinet House justice, give yourself time as much as possible...going back to your family historical roots was amazing discovery and to explore, the visit was worth it and will return at another opportunity.

Thank CJ-what
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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213 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have reviewed this museum before but after this visit would like to do so again. The Reinet House museum is a must if you are in Graaff-Reinet and have an interest in history. The mseum has a number of interesting displays and even my kids were interested. There is some work being done around the outside display area and... More 

Thank FireflyAfrica
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Reinet house was undergoing some renovations, which is good to see. It is always interesting visiting museums etc as you get a feel for an area or place.

Cagliari, Italy
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66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very beautiful indeed, we spent more than 1 hour exploring the place and plungiing into the ancient world of Orange colons in this valley. The yard behind was very nice and interestng, full of ancient pieces in very good conditions. Surprisingly we were the only visitors to the museum.

Thank Pietro B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I am not one for museums. Once you shave seen a couple of old clothes and wagons, pots and pans. You pretry much have seen them all. Its lovely for someone that has not seen too many of the similar sort of tying or just lobves history. For me the very ild surviving grapevine at the back of the house... More 

1 Thank Edyta C
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94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum is well worth a visit. Full of interesting information about the family that lived in the house and also the history of Graaf Reinet. Spend a couple of hours here.

Thank CarolynDalkeith
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting place that gives a great opportunity to discover how it was to live in a place as lovely as Graaff-Reinet. About an hour is a minimum to visit house and gardens at ease.

Thank Olivier O
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum. It is a main floor, cellar, and wagon house and is full of interesting antiques spanning many aspects of life in the past 150 years from corsets to dentistry. My favorite was a doll house made from porcupine quills! It takes about an hour to look in all the rooms and the 25 rand admission was... More 

Thank meandros
Welkom, South Africa
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Visited The reinet Huis, one has to take time to really appreciate all of the history, could be better if a person was available to take one on a tour through the house and highlight some articles

Thank brentl291
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

An amazing step into the past . This house was restored after w major fire . The restoration has been sympathetically done do its like stepping back into the past . Lovely furniture, the music room is a treat .

Thank Anonpeo

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