Graaff-Reinet Airfield - Eastern Cape

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Graaff-Reinet Airfield - Eastern Cape

Unread post by Graaff-Reinet Info » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:46 am

Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape is an ideal fly-in destination

Graaff-Reinet has a lot to offer visitors - Most importantly the airport has a tarred runway & AVGAS for refueling - for more informaton phone Dan Davies - 072 335 2231

There are numerous guests houses situated in the town & many farms in the area also offer accommodation - For more information on where to stay visit http://www.graaffreinet.co.za

Avis Rent A car is also available & will pick up guests from the airport & drop them back at the airport - for more information phone 081 575 3074 or email graaffreinet@avis.co.za

What to see & do in the area

I'll recommend the following Top 5 Tourist Attractions

1.The Valley of Desolation, a geological wonder of weathered dolerite pillars with magnificent views over the Karoo plains has also been declared a national monument.
2.The Camdeboo National Park of 19 000 ha, on the outskirts of the town with its interesting flora and fauna - spot numerous kudu.
3.Reinet House Museum - a Cape Dutch building, formerly the Dutch Reformed Church parsonage - and other important Karoo architecture sites.
4.The Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of the town is a prominent stone building in the high street with seating for more than 1000 people.
5. Visit the quaint towns of Nieu-Bethesda & Aberdeen - both less than 60km away from Graaff-Reinet

For more information on what to see & do in the area visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index ... ings-to-do
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Re: Graaff-Reinet Airfield - Eastern Cape

Unread post by KZNChris » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:22 am

Graaff-Reinet Info wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:46 am
Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape is an ideal fly-in destination

Graaff-Reinet has a lot to offer visitors - Most importantly the airport has a tarred runway & AVGAS for refueling - for more informaton phone Dan Davies - 072 335 2231

There are numerous guests houses situated in the town & many farms in the area also offer accommodation - For more information on where to stay visit http://www.graaffreinet.co.za

Avis Rent A car is also available & will pick up guests from the airport & drop them back at the airport - for more information phone 081 575 3074 or email graaffreinet@avis.co.za

What to see & do in the area

I'll recommend the following Top 5 Tourist Attractions

1.The Valley of Desolation, a geological wonder of weathered dolerite pillars with magnificent views over the Karoo plains has also been declared a national monument.
2.The Camdeboo National Park of 19 000 ha, on the outskirts of the town with its interesting flora and fauna - spot numerous kudu.
3.Reinet House Museum - a Cape Dutch building, formerly the Dutch Reformed Church parsonage - and other important Karoo architecture sites.
4.The Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of the town is a prominent stone building in the high street with seating for more than 1000 people.
5. Visit the quaint towns of Nieu-Bethesda & Aberdeen - both less than 60km away from Graaff-Reinet

For more information on what to see & do in the area visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index ... ings-to-do
Free bump ( with some extra exposure -- to make up for the lack of fuel at the municipality run airfield )

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Re: Graaff-Reinet Airfield - Eastern Cape

Unread post by CDW1 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:52 am

What about safety and security at the airfield? Is overnight hangar available?
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Re: Graaff-Reinet Airfield - Eastern Cape

Unread post by Deneys.Potgieter » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:09 am

CDW1 = I suggest you contact Dan Davis direct - mobile number printed above. I was there some years ago, experienced safe parking on the apron for a couple of nights.
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Re: Graaff-Reinet Airfield - Eastern Cape

Unread post by Keep them level » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:23 am

The above inland Graaff-Reinet airstrip was one of my routes planned between west coast and east coast due to possible coastal inclement weather.
I have not as yet flown there.
November last year I chatted with a Mr PA Davis ( Davies ?.) who then included Marius Dogh to assist at the time, if he was not available.
One caution item previously noted in the Airfields Directory for SA was: Caution: ostrich feeding pens on APP rwy 20, use R.H circuit.
I was informed the ostrich pens no longer exist and therefore no caution pertaining to this, exists.

The above airstrip is still in my plans....
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