The centre piece of Graaff-Reinet is its national monument: the Dutch Reformed church. It greets visitors at the end of the main street in this small Karoo town, which is aptly named Church Street. And why would it be called anything else? The church is nicknamed Groot Kerk in Afrikaans, meaning big church. What makes the church unusual is that unlike other churches from the same era, it has a kitchen and a chimney. Great for post-mass tea. I attended a concert here on and can attest to the fact that the organs are still in perfect working condition.
Address: Church Street, Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Entrance: Free (except for during holy mass)