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Drostdy Hotel

The Drostdy Hotel is situated in the historic centre of the town of Graaff-Reinet, in the Eastern Cape’s Karoo. Designed by Louis Michel Thibault in the Cape Dutch Style and built by local tradesmen in 1804/5, the Drostdy building and its courtyard garden are structures of great historic and cultural significance as they played a central role in the civic life of the town.

The restoration project sought to integrate the historic fabric with new interventions throughout the property, creating a seamless experience of the rich heritage of the site, while bringing the hotel provision up to a 5* luxury country hotel standard envisioned by the owners. It included the masterplan of the entire site, sensitive restoration of significant historic buildings, and architectural design of discreet new insertions. The reinvigorated Drostdy Hotel property now accommodates 48 new luxury hotel rooms with three swimming pools, a fine dining restaurant, bar and lounges, art gallery, wine shop, vinotheque, and spa and associated hotel amenities set within landscaped grounds.

  • Client De Oude Graaff Reinetse Drostdy
  • Location Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
  • Year 2014
  • Area 14 630 m²
  • Status Built
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