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Established in 1786, this town was
named after the Governor of that time - 'van der Graaf' and his wife -'Reinet'.
It was only the fourth district in the Cape to receive a seat of local
government or a 'Drostdy'.
Known to be a barren and untamed area,
it became the outpost of white civilization for trading by the middle of
the last century.
The picturesque Sneeuberg mountain
range keep watch over this typical 19th century rural town.
The town lies in the horse-shoe bend
of the Sundays River and boasts more proclaimed national monuments than
any other South African town.
National Reserve (15 000 ha) a true wonder of nature
Desolation, keeps silent memories of times gone by
architectural wonders of the town