Sunday, August 8, 2010

Drostdy Hotel

Last weekend I did a post on Graaff Reinet Museums. Graaff Reinet has another prominent Cape Dutch style building which used to be the old Drostdy and is now the Drostdy Hotel. The building was constructed in 1806 as the Drostdy of the district. The Drostdy was normally the official residence and seat of the magistrate. The hotel is a real gem and contains original yellow wood floors, Persian Carpets and antique furniture.

The hotel's accommodation is situated behind the Drostdy building in Stretch's Court. This is where the artisans used to live and is a collection of white buildings on a cobblestone street, lined with colourful shutters and bougainvillea.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures that bring back many memories for me. Diane

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  2. So nice to see historic buildings still being used.

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  3. As I am a real girly girl I have to say...I LOVE THE PINK SHUTTERS!!!

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