Graaff-Reinet Accommodation, Graaff Reinet Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, B&B, Self Catering

Marion and Robert Rubidge, the fifth generation of Rubidges at Wellwood, make guests thoroughly welcome at Trymore Cottage, which lies about a kilometre from the main homestead. Built by Sidney Rubidge in the 1950s for his retirement, the name is a fair reflection of the Rubidge spirit – he was going to try more, he said. The cottage has a solid country charm of its own and all the space and comfort of a house owner-built to be lived in and enjoyed as a home. Trymore is only let to one party at a time and its four double bedrooms and two bathrooms make it ideal for a family or group bookings.)

Wellwood is one of the Karoo’s handsomest and most historic farms. Thirty kilometres north of Graaff Reinet, on 10 000 arid hectares of koppie and plain, five generations of the Rubidge family have built up a renowned Merino stud and an oasis of legendary hospitality. It’s a wonderful place to stay, ideally situated for an overnight stop between the coast and the interior. Best make it for longer, though. This is no place to be in a hurry and the comfort and beauty of Wellwood make it a perfect retreat where you can unwind, explore and experience the tranquillity of this vast landscape, the clarity of the air, the brilliance of the stars and the unique contentment of Karoo life.