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Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 38 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
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“Lovely break”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I stopped here on my way from the Garden Route to Pretoria. Graaff-Reinet makes for a nice break, and the guesthouse the perfect accommodation. Lovely room, great food, and friendly service. During peak travel season, book early.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed overnight on our way from Johannesburg to Plett and what an amazing experience. From the moment that we arrived to our departure the next morning, our every need was catered for. Super service, super food. Food was specially prepared for our finicky eater, who declared the chicken strips "the best ever". We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Tastefully decorated rooms with comfy beds and great food (we had dinner and breakfast). The gardens are lovely and the service was very welcoming - our car was even washed the morning before we left!

Will definitely visit again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Constantia, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed over in Aa'Qtansisi for one night on our road trip to Durban and what a gem of a place! Thank you so much Pierre, Ria & staff for your friendly hospitality, excellent service and for the stunning room! More luxury and comfort we could not have asked for. And I loved the decor! The food was great, thank you chef! We'll be back;-)

Room Tip: I haven't seen the other rooms, so I can't compare, but we were in Room 6 which was lovely.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Exquisite decor, warm and welcoming service, delicious brekkie and a wonderfully unique experience in a beautiful dorp. Definitely a must stay for any travellers passing through! The differently styled rooms are so fantastically unique and makes the stay all the more attractive.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank David C
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We had a nice stay at Aa'Qtansisi. We had a warm welcome and enjoyed the garden. Our room was not to big, but good for a one night stay. We booked a tour with David to go see the Valley of Desolation. It was amazing.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We overnighted as a family in this charming little family cottage in the garden. We greeted with welcome cocktails and the children enjoyed a swim in the little pool. Our room was charming and well-appointed and all comforts were provided. Our room was creatively decorated with crisp white linen, antiques, quirky teddies on the boys' beds and the wallpaper was made from old newspaper cuttings which made for fascinating reading! We strolled into town for supper and breakfast served in the main house the next morning was delicious and beautifully presented. Our car was washed before we continued our travels and our hosts made us feel very welcome indeed. We will definitely return!

Room Tip: The outside cottage is perfect for families with young children.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse
Address: 69 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Graaff-Reinet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This old Karoo home, circa 1856, has been created into a small boutique-type accommodation centrally situated in Graaff-Reinet, the jewel of the Karoo. Our guesthouse, named Aa’Qtansisi, is derived from the authentic original Khoisan language, meaning "We welcome You." Dating back 350,000 years ago, the Khoisan were the first human inhabitants, in Graaff-Reinet & our town - Graaff-Reinet may well be the Origin of Mankind! Be prepared to be spoiled & delighted with personal attention & unique flavours of decor in each part of this accommodation so that Aa’Qtansisi will become your first choice of accommodation when passing through Graaff-Reinet. ... more   less 
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