The origins of Graafwater date back to 1910 when it was built as a railway junction. The area is well-known for its hiking and bird-watching opportunities and for the wild flowers that bloom from late July to September.
History And Architecture
Heerenlogement (“Gentlemen’s Lodging”): About 30 km north of Graafwater, on the Vredendal Road, there is an old cave called the Heerenlogement. During the seventeenth century travellers used it as overnight accommodation. Some 170 lodgers carved their initials into the walls of the cave. It is now a national monument.