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DROSTDY HOTEL THE FINEST KAROO GEM IS FOUND IN GRAAFF-REINET In the heart of a town with a rich history and immense character, Drostdy Hotel, the finest Karoo gem, is found. This town, Graaff-Reinet, was established in 1786 and has matured into a charming destination that is well-known for its blend of Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture. Uniquely, the town surrounded almost entirely by the Camdeboo National Park which boasts spectacular wildlife and natural scenery. Just as pleasing to the eye, Drostdy Hotel was initially built in the early 1800’s and has its own fascinating story, having been refined over the years into one of South Africa’s top 10 hotels. Although it bears modern touches and a contemporary atmosphere, it remains true to its roots with furnishings and antiques that point to the past. Guests will find this understated Grande Dame a comfortable retreat in the expansive Great Karoo.

ON-SITE DINING

MEETING FACILITIES

SWIMMING POOL

ON-SITE SPA

DE CAMDEBOO WIJNKAMER

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

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A ROOM WITH A VIEW Drostdy Hotel comprises fortyeight stylish rooms, which have been decorated with crisp whites, wooden elements, bold Karoo art and décor reminiscent of a bygone era. Stretch’s Court includes thirtyone of these rooms, the Ferreira Precinct hosts seven and Kromm’s Court, ten. Select room types offer private verandas.

BACHELOR ROOM STANDARD ROOM EXECUTIVE ROOM FERREIRA EXECUTIVE ROOM SUITES

20m2 31m2 27m2 - 63m2 27m2 - 63m2 46m2

2 Guests 2 Guests 2 Guests 2 Guests 2 Guests

Double bed King size bed King size bed King size bed King size bed

8 Rooms 16 Rooms 11 Rooms 4 Rooms 8 Suites

ROOM EXTRAS Television with satellite channels • Mini bar • Complimentary coffee, teas and biscuits • Double bed • Luxury cotton linen Air conditioning • Writing desk and leather folder • En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower Underfloor heating in bathrooms • Heated towel rails • Bathrobes and slippers • Hairdryer • International plugs Electronic safe

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BACHELOR ROOMS The eight Bachelor Rooms are ideally suited to single corporate travellers and couples, each room can accommodate a maximum of two guests.

20m2 2 Guests Double bed 8 Rooms

ROOM EXTRAS Television with satellite channels Mini bar Complimentary coffee, teas and biscuits Double bed Luxury cotton linen Air conditioning Writing desk and leather folder En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower Underfloor heating in bathrooms Heated towel rails Bathrobes and slippers Hairdryer International plugs Electronic safe

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STANDARD ROOMS The sixteen Standard Rooms are comfortably spacious and accommodate a maximum of two guests.

31m2 2 Guests King size bed 16 Rooms

ROOM EXTRAS Television with satellite channels Mini bar Complimentary coffee, teas and biscuits Double bed Luxury cotton linen Air conditioning Writing desk and leather folder En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower Underfloor heating in bathrooms Heated towel rails Bathrobes and slippers Hairdryer International plugs Electronic safe

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EXECUTIVE ROOMS The fifteen Executive Rooms differ in size, but each is spacious and luxurious. Four Ferreira Executive Rooms, located in a private precinct, can be sold together with three Bachelor Rooms for an exclusive area with a pool, ideal for families or friends travelling together.

27m2 - 63m2 2 Guests King size bed 15 Rooms

ROOM EXTRAS Television with satellite channels Mini bar Complimentary coffee, teas and biscuits Double bed Luxury cotton linen Air conditioning Writing desk and leather folder En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower Underfloor heating in bathrooms Heated towel rails Bathrobes and slippers Hairdryer International plugs Electronic safe

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SUITES The eight Suites are likewise spacious and offer the ultimate level of luxury at Drostdy Hotel. Each suite accommodates a maximum of two guests.

46m2 2 Guests King size bed 8 Suites

ROOM EXTRAS Television with satellite channels Mini bar Complimentary coffee, teas and biscuits Double bed Luxury cotton linen Air conditioning Writing desk and leather folder En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower Underfloor heating in bathrooms Heated towel rails Bathrobes and slippers Hairdryer International plugs Electronic safe

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DE CAMDEBOO RESTAURANT

KAROO DINING AT THE DROSTDY HOTEL De Camdeboo Restaurant boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Local and international guests alike will be delighted by this fine dining establishment that bears a hint of traditional flair. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served.

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SPECIAL OCCASIONS

WEDDINGS Magical moments await in the heart of the Karoo. Drostdy Hotel hosts weddings in this spectacular region of the country on the basis that all hotel rooms are booked specifically for the occasion. The property boasts an array of characteristics, from lush gardens and pools to beautifully decorated rooms featuring antiques, which present exquisite setting. This setting is an equally fitting choice for events such as birthday or anniversary celebrations, cocktail functions, networking gatherings or product launches, to name a few. Events are tailored to organisers’ requirements, allowing them the flexibility to bring in required items and to rely on the hotel for assistance with the necessary arrangements.

MEETING FACILITIES Outstanding meeting and conferencing facilities, equipped with modern amenities, are available at Drostdy Hotel and the affiliated SA College for Tourism, which is conveniently located only one kilometre away from Drostdy Hotel.

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AFRICOLOGY SPA

EXPERIENCE TRUE BLISS AT OUR ON-SITE SPA Complete relaxation awaits at this classic and sophisticated spa. Natural, eco-friendly products and a selection of rejuvenating treatments make the Africology experience an authentic delight, leaving you feeling refreshed and rebalanced.

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DE CAMDEBOO WIJNKAMER

South Africa is known for its excellent wines. The newly opened wine shop at the Drostdy Hotel proudly carries wines, among the country’s best, produced by the Rupert family’s estates and sells most of these at cellar door prices. Although contemporary, the shop complements the historic setting in which it is located.

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EXPERIENCES

VALLEY OF DESOLATION The Valley of Desolation, 14km from Graaff-Reinet, is an exquisite geological phenomenon which is characterised by sheer cliffs and columns of dolerite that rise up to 120m from the valley floor. This is the result of many years of volcanic and erosive forces. This breath-taking attraction can be absorbed by car, during hikes along marked trails or at picnic sites. TOWN TOURS One of the best ways to explore South Africa’s fourth oldest town, the daily guided walking tour allows visitors to explore the most fascinating highlights of Graaff-Reinet, including several national monuments, in an hour and a half. The tour commences at the Graaff-Reinet Tourism Office, situated in the Old Library Museum, on the corner of Church Street and Somerset Street. CAMDEBOO NATIONAL PARK The Camdeboo National Park almost completely surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet, stretching from the south of the Sneeuberg mountain range to Pearston and Murraysburg. The word “Camdeboo” is derived from the Khoi language and means “green pool”. Appropriately, the reserve lives up to its name with its wonderful scenic beauty. It is home to a broad spectrum of wildlife and bird-life, including 43 mammal species and 250 bird species. Animals that are regularly sighted include the steenbok, springbok, blesbok and black wildebeest, among others. Interestingly, a number of fossils have been discovered in the area. The reserve is also well-known for its night skies which offer some of the best stargazing in the world.

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LOCATION Nestled in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Graaff-Reinet is the country’s fourth oldest magisterial district. The town is situated within the Great Karoo and is thus surrounded by natural beauty, rich in fauna and flora. Graaff-Reinet experiences little rainfall as the Great Karoo is considered a semi-desert region. Arid air and cloudless skies are typical of this area, as are great heat and frosts. Daytime is typically warm, while night-time and early mornings can become cool, even in summer months. This climate results in a very particular landscape, dotted with xerophytic vegetation

SUMMER October - April/May Hot, occasional thunder-showers Average daytime temperature 30°C

WINTER April/May - September Cool, sometimes snow on the mountains Average daytime temperature 15°C

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SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY Not only does Drostdy Hotel carry a special story from the past, but it further has a vision for the future, ensuring a brighter one for those in surrounding communities. A wholly owned subsidiary and operational training partner of SA College for Tourism, Drostdy Hotel participates annually in the training and development of young, marginalised women from underprivileged rural families across Southern Africa in hospitality service skills. During your stay at the Drostdy Hotel you will come across and hopefully meet some of these graduates on their training and practical year in; housekeeping, at reception, in De Camdeboo Restaurant & Bar, in the Cigar Lounge, on our terraces, at the Imibala Gallery or De Camdeboo Wijnkamer as well as Africology Spa. The Drostdy Hotel provides complimentary board and lodging to these graduates while earning a stipend each month funded from the SACT Adopt-an-Intern/Learner programme. The programme allows for the SACT donor community to contribute to the formal education and training in order to sharpen their new service skills, acquired during their sojourn at the college, within the industry for another year. This is accomplished by the Drostdy implementing cyclical rotation through departments within the hotel which is aimed at equipping each graduate with the confidence and experience required for success within the industry. You, by staying with us and allowing these young ladies and men to serve you and to learn about your hospitality needs, have become an active and much appreciated participant in a grand and magnificent endeavour that will change the lives of these young men and women and their families forever.

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ACCESS BY AIR Direct flights to Graaff-Reinet from Plettenberg Bay available. Private charters can be arranged via Execujet. Two private local airstrips are also available should guests prefer to charter in. One is located in Graaff-Reinet and the other, on a neighbouring farm. Please note that the use of airstrips is subject to availability and only by prior arrangement. ACCESS BY ROAD For those wishing to self-drive, the reserve is 141 km from Cradock, 224 km from Port Elizabeth, 665 km from Cape Town and 821 km from Johannesburg. Self-drive directions are available on request. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS 4 Minutes from Dutch Reformed Church 4 Minutes from Reinet House 2 Minutes from Hester Rupert Art Museum 5 Minutes from The War Memorial CHILD POLICY • Children of all ages welcome are welcome but supervision of kids is the parent’s responsibility. • Children 12+ are charged at the full rate. • Cots available for children up to the age of 2. • Inter-leading and adjoining rooms are available on request, subject to availability. • A single occupancy rate is charged for children staying in inter-leading or adjoining rooms (maximum of two children per room).

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NEWMARK HOTELS 2nd Floor, Merchant House, 19 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront Cape Town, South Africa, 8001 Tel: +27 21 427 5900 Reservations: reservations@newmarkhotels.com General information: info@newmarkhotels.com DROSTDY HOTEL Entrance on Parliament Street, 30 Church Street Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, 6280 Tel: +27 49 892 2161

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