Museum Visits:

Four old buildings, built in the first part of the 1800s, house a vast collection of Graaff-Reinet’s rich cultural and natural heritage, which includes a fossil and rock art collection, period furniture and contemporary history exhibitions. The buildings are unique cultural gems and an integral part of the town, making Graaff-Reinet one of the most historically significant sites in the country.


  • The Military History Museum - an overview of the military history of Graaff-Reinet from the 1800s until 30 June 2007
  • Reinet House – This building is a must see for all visitors and was formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage which was built at the expense of the Government in 1812
  • Old Library – Fossils and the Robert Sobukwe exhibition
  • Urquhart House - Collection of Victorian furniture
  • The former Residency- A well-preserved example of the early 19th Century Cape Dutch H-shaped house