About Somerset Stables
Reinette Te Water Naudé, wife of the late Dr Theo Te Water Naudé, bought this old stable-like building (circa 1856) in 1997 and restored it to its present form. More buildings were added onto the main dwelling in a U shape with a stoep and shutters.
Somerset Stables is perfectly located in the most popular part of town, away from the hustle and bustle, but yet within walking distance to shops, restaurants and schools.
The large comfortable bedrooms en-suite, are decorated with style, TV with M-Net, Persian and wool carpets. High quality cotton linen provides a comfortable sleep. Private entrances to the rooms ensure your privacy where you can enjoy peace, tranquility and comfort and have time to reflect or meditate.
A beautiful garden was laid out and is filled with trees, roses, plumbago, lavender, bougainvillea, evening primrose, hibiscus, flowers, herbs etc, and it is frequently visited by birds, bees, butterflies and chameleons. Enjoy the smell of jasmine while sitting on the stoep.
The garden has a stunning view of the mountain going up to the Valley of Desolation. Enjoy the Karoo night sky filled with stars that makes you think of God’s personal jewellery box!
There’s enough turning space for trailers and boats. Safe and undercover parking for vehicles is provided on the premises with remote control security gate.
This is not a business; this is my sanctuary and home where you are my guest to enjoy a memorable stay and to explore our town.
In the main house you can enjoy a hearty breakfast from the farm-like kitchen. The interior of the house is filled with antiques, Persian carpets, lots of history and conversation pieces, art and collectables, like a samovar from King Hussian from Jordan, carved statues donated by Dr Patuli from Labowa to old Pres. P.W. Botha.
• Private entrance
• Restaurants (less than 5km)
• Tea / coffee making facilities
• Television in room (DStv)
• Private Bathroom
• Linen of high quality
• Ice in Summer
• Non-smoking rooms
• Credit card facilities
Graaff-Reinet is surrounded by the Karoo Nature Reserve with various hiking trails, abundant with birdlife and game. The biggest attraction is the extraordinary geology of the mountains that creates the famous dolomite pillars of the Valley of Desolation.
The town is the 4th oldest town in the country, established in 1786 with 250 National Monument buildings, like the Reinet Museum and the well known Dutch Reformed Church. We also boast with a unique 9-hole golf course - so bring your golf clubs!
Regret No Children under 12. No Pets. No persons who are in a hurry or looking for ‘just a bed!’
I welcome you to share my piece of Provence - A la Karoo Style!
Member of Graaff-Reinet Tourism.