Beau & I

As the name of our establishment depicts, this is a team effort by Beau and Imelda to give top-class service to our guests and to ensure that they will remember their stay with us. Beau and I is situated in the heart of Graaff-Reinet, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums, and places of interest.

A warm, relaxed ambience has been created with particular emphasis on comfort to make our guests feel at home. We offer comfortable accommodation set in a tranquil garden with a patio and barbecue area. Heaters and electric blankets ensure a cosy sleep during those cold winter nights, and also have air-conditioners. In summer, breakfast is served on the patio. In addition, a bar fridge, a microwave oven, a toaster and a kettle are at the disposal of our guests for their convenience in the communual area.

Facilities include, linen and towels, toiletries, tea and coffee. Wi-Fi and safe off-street parking. Laundry and barbecue facilities are available. Continental and full english breakfasts are available on request but are not included in our rates.

Our golf course, which is within 5 km of the town, is rated as one of the best 9-hole golf courses in South Africa. It is an oasis in the middle of the barren Karoo landscape and something that the true golfer must experience.

Please note: One part of the establishment is a house with self-catering facilities

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  • "Hospitality"

    18 August 2018

    "We were warmly welcomed to Graaff-Reinet with tea/coffee and chocolate cake. We were given a summary of the town: history, restaurants, etc. Breakfast was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"

    Lianne Graves
  • "The softest bed in Graaff-Reinet!"

    16 June 2018

    "We just needed a stop-over en route to Knysna after a long 8 hour drive. Imelda was warm, welcoming and extremely knowledgable (and passionate) about the town. Our room was lovely and welcoming with the softest, most comfortable bed I've slept in in a while! Good shower, lovely breakfast, and the woman training to take over from Imelda was professional, friendly and quick to learn. Would recommend."

    Jessica Everson
  • "Extra special. Enjoyed Thea's hospitality and caring very much."

    21 May 2018

    "All fine except shower room. Central hand basin tap assembly HAS to be tightened and both it's tap washers replaced. Having a bucket in the shower doesn't help if the basin taps stays dripping. Also shower floor dangerously slippery . Maybe a non slip,mat might help. Best regards, John."

    Sue Sutton
  • "We were treated with coffee and chocolate on arrival!"

    22 April 2018

    "Very friendly host and very informative about Graaff-Reinet. Imelda booked us for dinner where we had lamb neck that was the best!"

    Beatrice Nortman
  • "The hosts!!"

    30 November 2017

    "Everything was wonderful. Beautiful place. Centrally located. Walking distance from town, but not in the hustle and bustle of traffic. Hosts are so hospitable, but do not crowd you."

    R Snyman
  • "Nice stay at Graaf Reinet"

    24 September 2017

    "We enjoyed the stay at Beau & I, the place is clean and nice.The people are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is excellent."

    Cor Vogel
  • "Hosts were very welcoming...excellent breakfast as well"

    15 July 2017

    "Would highly recommend it for any short stay in the area..."

    Andre Abrahams
  • "Karoo experience"

    11 July 2017

    "The warmest, friendly and hospitable hosts. Beau & I is the place to stay."

    Stephanus Buys
  • "The friendly welcome"

    11 May 2017

    "We enjoyed chatting and the lovely breakfastThe en suite shower room is rather cramped"

    Moira Truter
  • "Hospitality"

    18 April 2017

    "We enjoyed a superb, comfortable overnight stay at Beau & I. Imelda is a charming hostess and Beau a real gentleman."

    Theo Van Graan
  • "Vriendelijk en knus"

    07 November 2016

    "We hadden de meest heerlijke overnachting bij Beau & I. We hadden een gezellige en knusse kamer die van alle gemakken voorzien was. De gastvrouw was fantastisch en heeft ons vriendelijk geholpen. Ze was zo leuk naar onze dochter! Het ontbijt was heerlijk, we zaten aan tafel met de andere gasten wat heel gezellig en ongedwongen was."

    Albert Jan Zielman, Netherlands
  • "Overnight stay"

    28 September 2016

    "Thank you for a wonderful and warm welcome. We enjoyed our stay very much and we will definitely stay again."

    Anne Olivier, South Africa
  • "Beatiful Place"

    25 September 2016

    "This place is like home without work, because it is comfortable and one doesn't have to lift a finger. Also Imelda goes to extreme lengths to make her guests feel welcome and tell them about everything they can see and enjoy in the vicinity."

    Eneth Dannhauser, South Africa
  • "Lovely place for stay over"

    06 September 2016

    "Imelda and Beau gracious hosts. Place nice and clean. Imelda even booked a restaurant for us to eat at. Very friendly and priced right."

    Dawn Goodman, South Africa
  • "Fantastic service and lovely hosts"

    16 May 2016

    "My brother and I absolutely loved our night stay on our way to the Cape from JHB. We were welcomed with open arms, our room was lovely. Imelda organised us a dinner reservation for an absolutely lovely restaurant and overall we really enjoyed our stay. We highly recommend staying at this BnB."

    Julia Mc Gregor, South Africa
  • "Perfect Stay"

    07 March 2016

    "Excellent accommodation - everything one could require in an immaculate room. Will certainly be back."

    Darryn Allan, South Africa
  • "Peter"

    11 January 2016

    "It was great , view was also great"

    Peter Martin, South Africa
  • "Great stay and breakfast!"

    21 December 2015

    "Absolutely wonderful stay. Perfect room, very clean, very friendly and very accommodating. Will definitely use this as our stop over every time. Thank you very much Beau and Imelda for your hospitality! See you soon."

    Marcel Smith, South Africa
  • "Enjoyable"

    01 December 2015

    "Nice B & B. Personal contact with Owner most enjoyable. Everythingwas very well presented."

    Gerrit Coetzer, South Africa
  • "HH Mller"

    07 November 2015

    "We enjoyed our stay and appreciated the warm welcome and hospitality of Imelda and Beau. Will definitely be back some time."

    Herbert Muller, South Africa
  • "Beau & I stay"

    02 November 2015

    "We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend you to friends and family.<div><br /></div><div>Thank you for your hospitality and friendliness.</div>"

    Jolene Prince, South Africa
  • "Haupt visit"

    26 October 2015

    "If you are looking for 5 star then it's not for you BUT if you are looking for genuine South African hospitality then I would absolutely recommend this B and B to anyone. It felt like we were staying with family. Tea and delicious cake on arrival. Imelda was so helpful and knowledgeable about what we could do there. The room was lovely and clean. Nice outside setting and garden. Our only regret is that we only stayed one night."

    George Haupt, South Africa
  • "A wonderful experience."

    23 September 2015

    "We're were welcomed very warmly and treated like family:) The rooms are beautifully decorated, beds comfortable and the breakfasts delicious! We were told which places were interesting to see and good places to eat and we followed the advice and had a great day exploring. Would definitely stay there again:)"

    Sharon Kuisis, South Africa
  • "One Night at Beau & I"

    05 July 2015

    "<p>I really think this is a really nice Guest House to overnight or stay for a couple of day if exploring Middleburg and its surrounds. The reason being that it is a home away from home in the sense that the owners Beau and Imelda, seriously go out of their way to make you feel completely at ease and relaxed and totally looked after. even while we were travelling to the guest house, Imelda would text us to ensure we were still ok as the light was fading and warned us of the dangers of Kudu at night on that stretch of road. when we arrived we were asked if they could arrange diner reservations in town. We were then treated to tea and fresh chocolate cake with Imelda. The room was very clean and comfortable and had all we needed to thoroughly enjoy our night. breakfast was hearty and everything was just warm and special in their home. So if you really want wholesome Karoo kindness and not 'break the bank' comfortplus lovely hosts... then there is only one choice... Beau &amp; I guesthouse !</p><p></p>"

    Andre Jooste, South Africa
  • "Awesome stuff"

    04 May 2015

    "Loved the stay, and the Scottie! Homely feel, highly recommended."

    Gerben van Niekerk, South Africa
  • "Time to Stop and cherish History"

    30 April 2015

    "The accommodation is good and comfortable and Imelda is the perfect host. Load-shedding unfortunately caused a bit of a problem, but thanks to gas stove this meant that the basics could still be enjoyed. <br />We will definitely recommend and would stay over again if and when the time comes.<br />Thank you from William and Kerry<br />"

    William de Pinho, South Africa
  • "Beau & I March 2015"

    06 March 2015

    "<p>We had a lovely stay at Beau &amp; I. Imelda was the perfect hostess. Our room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. </p><p>Imelda wants to create a home from home ambience in her guest house, I believe she achieves this well.</p><p>Our only negative was that Safarinow had listed the establishment as self-catering which it is not. There are however sufficient restaurants and fast food outlets within walking distance.</p>"

    Erika Dickson, South Africa
  • "Hospitable accommodation"

    19 January 2015

    "We had a most comfortable stay at Beau &amp; I, and appreciated the attention to decor and detail. Imelda is a warm and friendly hostess and will go out of her way to make sure that time spent at her establishment is enjoyable."

    Govin Reddy, South Africa
  • "Wonderful stay!"

    04 January 2015

    "Very hospitable people really enjoyed our stay there! I would highly recommended."

    Edmund and Esther Delfrate, South Africa
  • "Excellent B&B"

    29 November 2014

    "Our hostess was very friendly and helpful. The room was well furnished and we could have made use of a sitting room area for visitors, had we had the time to do so. Breakfast was excellent value for money. I would definitely go there again, and next time stay longer than one night."

    Maggie Riley, South Africa
  • "Homely"

    10 September 2014

    "We made a last minute booking at Beau & I. Our hostess was friendly and made a booking for dinner at a local restaurant. When we arrived we were offered refreshments. Our room was comfortable. Due to the addition of the en suite there is not much room between the toilet and the 3/4 wall."

    Julie , Australia
  • "Really nice"

    11 August 2014

    "Great guesthouse. Very welcoming and a lot of attention to detail. The breakfast was above and beyond."

    Christine Schmidt, South Africa
  • "Wonderful host"

    02 July 2014

    "What a wonderful host! We left a pillow behind and Imelda went out of her way to courier it to us in Cape Town. We would stay there again without a doubt!"

    Karl Hellberg, South Africa
  • "Baie lekker gebly"

    12 May 2014

    "Watter wonderlike ontvangs met koffie en heerlike wortel koek. Baie huislike, warm atmosfeer en wonderlik gasvrou! Baie lekker gebly en heerlike ontbyt gehad. Beslis aan te bevele!"

    Charmaine Senekal, South Africa
  • "Beautiful Stay"

    05 May 2014

    "We had such a wonderful time at Beau & I. The hospitality, attention to detail, and warmth added to the beautiful experience. I loved the extra things, e.g. cake on our arrival, reservations made on our behalf at the restaurant, map of the town etc. We will certainly visit again!"

    Charlotte-Anne Coetzee, South Africa
  • "Bob and Jackie Hamilton Cape Town"

    28 April 2014

    "Very friendly hosts, comfortable bedroom but did not like the open toilet situation. Suggest some changes there.Bob and Jackie Hamilton, Cape Town"

    bob hamilton, South Africa
  • "Lovely homely stay"

    25 April 2014

    "We were received in a very friendly manner with a cup of coffee and a fresh piece of lovely cake. Accommodation is very clean and Imelda helped with a dinner booking."

    Hans Meyer, South Africa
  • "Second stop"

    10 March 2014

    "Friendly atmosphere and very well served breakfast (our guests from overseas were very impressed)! The only weak point is that bedroom and bathroom is together what we found a bit strange!"

    Jolanta , South Africa
  • "Home away from Home"

    14 January 2014

    "Beau and Imelda are fantastic hosts. We really enjoyed our stay at Beau & I."

    Jacques Van den Berg, South Africa
  • "Beau & I"

    26 November 2013

    "Home from home. Very pleasant and vriendly hosts looking after all our needs. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Would suggest that people do not walk in the main street but in the lovely tree lined street parallel to the main, quiet, peaceful, historic. Will stay there again if the opportunity arises."

    Friedrich Slabbert, South Africa
  • "Great friendly stay"

    19 November 2013

    "Lovely overnight stop, very friendly hosts as well, will definitely stay here again if in the area."

    Sean Helberg, South Africa
  • "Great stay"

    24 October 2013

    "We had a great stay. Beau and Imelda made us feel right at home!"

    Anna-Mart Venter, South Africa
  • "Great Spot for a stop off"

    22 September 2013

    "A very hospitable place. Would definitely consider staying longer next time."

    David Colley, England
  • "Very pleasant!"

    13 May 2013

    "Thanks for putting me up and looking after me so very well; I had a lovely comfortable,warm and very homely stay, thanks again; Tony Ruger (icc) PS: a really stunning breakfast, it had to be said!"

    Linda Minnaar, South Africa
  • "Great hospitality!"

    08 April 2013

    "We had a beautiful day at Beau & I, Graaff Reinet is a wonderful place to stay. In fact one day was too short. Big value for money! Breakfast was o.k."

    Ben van Eijck, Netherlands
  • "Thanks a lot"

    11 February 2013

    "It was a wonderful stay at the B&B of Beau and Imelda. Excellent breakfast and very useful travel tips."

    Sabrina Barche, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    08 February 2013

    "We found a very friendly and warm hospitality in a comfortable home. The breakfast was excellent."

    Diether Gross, Germany
  • "Elegant"

    09 January 2013

    "Very traditional house and family. Elegant breakfast, friendly, clean and tidy."

    Cristina Oanta, South Africa
  • "Pleasant stay"

    07 January 2013

    "Great welcome by Imelda and the room was very beautiful and neat. The perfect stop-over."

    Jessica Sims, South Africa
  • "Mooie B&B, zeer vriendelijke uitbaters."

    21 December 2012

    "Mooie en verzorgde B&B met zeer vriendelijke en behulpzame eigenaars. De restaurantjes die ze ons hebben aangeraden waren zeker de moeite. Dit stadje is een verdoken pareltje met een minder gekend NP dat zeker de moeite is om eens te bezoeken. Wij hadden maar een nacht voorzien en dat was mss wat weinig."

  • "Comfortable stay"

    15 November 2012

    "We had a very comfortable and friendly stay. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay."

    Jonette Lee, South Africa
  • "Just what we needed after a day's journey"

    30 September 2012

    "We were made welcome by the most hospitable hosts who couldn't do enough to see to our comfort. The accommodation was all we expected and kindness of Beau and Imelda matched the high standards."

    William Harrison, South Africa
  • "Cosy friendly great breakfast"

    21 September 2012

    "Imelda and Beau were a very friendly couple who welcomed our family from Australia after a long drive from Johannesburg. Arrived late and were made to feel very comfortable. The house is well set up with good separation of living spaces and plenty of room for guests. Beautiful little town on doorstep to Valley of Desolation. Great coffee and vibe at Polka off main street."

    David Sharp, Australia
  • "Thank you"

    29 May 2012

    "Would have loved to stay longer, missed all the historical visits to the town due to late arrival and early start the next day. Beds were comfy but we are not in favour of the open plan bathroom, and there was noise of traffic right through the night. Didnt get much sleep. Owners were otherwise truly lovely people, very hospitable."

    Gail Curtis, South Africa
  • "Acceuil des plus chaleureux !"

    22 April 2012

    "Imelda est une excellente hôtesse, nous nous sommes sentis chez eux "comme chez nous". A notre arrivée un thé accompagné d'un délicieux gâteau nous attendait. Imelda nous a donné d'excellents conseils pour notre séjour à Graff-Reinet : restaurants et visites touristiques. Elle a été extrêmement serviable et ses petits déjeuners étaient copieux, excellents et artistiquement présentés. MH et JD à La Réunion"

    Marie-Hélène VERMEIL, France
  • "Very good"

    10 April 2012

    "The welcome was very friendly. The food and stay was excellent. We will definitely make use of this guest house again and already recommended it to friends."

    MARIA KOEN, South Africa
  • "Good value"

    31 January 2012

    "Good value for money. Friendly service. Comfortable."

    Adriaan Strauss, South Africa
  • "Great"

    30 January 2012

    "Dit was baie skoon en netjies, met vriendelike boeremense. Ons het baie lekker gebly. It was very clean and neat, with friendly neighbours. We had a great stay."

    Willem Bruwer, South Africa
  • "Recommended"

    13 January 2012

    "We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Imelda and Beau are so friendly. They went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. The room was beautiful. I would recommend them to all my friends."

    Dirk theunissen, South Africa
  • "Nice stopover"

    09 January 2012

    "The owners were friendly and welcoming, and the accommodation was comfortable and clean. We had a lovely breakfast. We recommend it if you need to stay in Graaf-Reinet."

    Nigel Redford, South Africa
  • "One night in the jewel of the Karoo"

    11 December 2011

    "From the moment I arrived on my motorcycle I was made most welcome and treated like one of the family. If in Graaff-Reinet again I will definitely try to stay at Beau & I."

    Steve Chance, South Africa
  • "Great"

    17 October 2011

    "Imelda is a warm and caring hostess. She did everything possible to accommodate us in every way. Her breakfast was absolutely wonderful. We have made a new friend."

    Karen Jenkinson, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    13 October 2011

    "Excellent. Would recommend it to everyone. Very friendly and homely atmosphere."

    Roy Reynolds, South Africa
  • "Good night"

    10 August 2011

    "Very friendly, clean and a great service! No problems, was a good night!"

    stefan klotzbuecher, South Africa
  • "Excellent"

    05 August 2011

    "Excellent hospitality."

    Jane Oelofse, South Africa
  • "Lovely guest house"

    15 June 2011

    "We stayed at Beau and I for two nights during our South African trip in June 2011. We arrived one day earlier than expected, but Imelda and Beau didn't mind and were very hospitable and kind. The rooms were very comfortable and well equipped. The location was nearby restaurants, musea and shops. Beau and Imelda gave us great advice about what to do and where to eat. Imelda baked a delicious chocolate cake! If we ever return to Graaff-Reinet, we would definitely stay at Beau and I again!"

    Wouter Houben, Netherlands
  • "Great"

    09 June 2011

    "We were received as if we have been friends for years and treated to lovely home-baked cake and coffee. We really enjoyed the stay with Imelda and Beau and will definitely sleep over at their place whenever we travel through Graaf-Reinet again."

    Anne-Marie Van Niekerk, South Africa
  • "Recommended"

    02 February 2010

    "Clean neat and tidy very warm welcome and pleasant people"

    Pj Pretorius, South Africa
  • "Recommended"

    13 December 2009

    "It was pleasant and very neat.The hosts where very friendly and helpful."

    Lettie Oosthuizen,South Africa
  • "Recommended"

    13 December 2009

    "It was pleasant and very neat. The hosts where very friendly and helpful."

    Lettie Oosthuizen, South Africa
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