Welcome to Rietbron

Rietbron is in the Eastern Cape, located in the great plain between Beaufort West (80km) and Willowmore (60km) on the R306. Other distances are; Oudsthoorn (150km), Graaff-Reinet (200km), Prince Albert (124km) and George (250km). It is accessible only by dirt roads.

GPS: 32° 53' 57.7" S / 23° 8' 56.4" E

The first impressions of Rietbron are that it is an abandoned, dilapidated old Karoo village.

If you would dare to spend some time here, relax, take in the sunset and the Karoo silence, feel genuine Karoo hospitality, you will surely look at our village with different eyes. What matters here is "the people".

Different types of building styles can be seen. From houses with gables to the flat-roofed Karoo building style. Many three-room cottages were initially built for communion weekends.

In the town there is a church, a primary school, private school, school hostel, police station, museum, general traders, bottle store, home baked cake store, library and tennis courts.

Self-catering guest houses are available. See the "Stay" Page

  • RIETBRON in the "basin" between the Nuweveld and the Swartberge.
  • RIETBRON on the crossroads where the water used to bubble up between the reeds, at the source.
  • RIETBRON with its rhythm between drought and rain.
  • RIETBRON our home village in the Karoo plain, with its Karoo bushes and its biltong stones, its dry river courses and its thorn trees, its dust storms and its unforgettably beautiful sunsets.

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Rietbron is a not-for-profit project maintained by FAQ for the Rietbron Community, Payments processed to assist community projects includes a 5% service fee to cover payment gateway & admin costs.

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