Welcome to SafariNow. Get off your accommodation booking by paying with the voucher code before .

About Schreiner House Museum

South African author, pacifist and political activist, Olive Schreiner, is best known for her novel, The Story of an African Farm. The book was first published in 1883 in London and quickly became a best-seller, despite causing controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock and transvestitism.

The Schreiner House Museum is one of Cradock’s interesting and attractive historical buildings. From 1868 till 1870 it was home to Olive and three of her siblings. Her elder brother, Theo, was principal of the “Government Aided School” in Cradock at the time. The other two siblings were her elder sister Henrietta and her younger brother Will, later Prime Minister of the Cape Colony.

Today the Schreiner House is a National Monument containing Olive’s personal library, exhibitions depicting her life and those of her siblings, and copies of all the books she wrote. There is also a bookshop selling a wide variety of books, including Schreiner’s most celebrated work, The Story of an African Farm, as well as other books by and about her.

Telephone:
Curator: Brian Wilmo​t +27 (0)48 881 5251
Reviews:
Things to do in Cradock

Reviews for Schreiner House Museum

2 reviews Reviews of

4 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
DAVID FOURIE
14 February 2017

Interesting

Sarah and Michael (Kelly) Seymour
16 May 2015

Closed at weekend so couldn't visit

Accommodation near Schreiner House Museum

Cathy's Guesthouse

5 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 3 rooms

Cathy's Guesthouse is situated in the quaint leafy town of Cradock, along the Great Fish River, in the Eastern Cape.The charming guest...
R650
Avg per night for 2 guests

Butler House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 10 rooms

The Old Butler House is 2 beautiful houses built in 1814 and 1840. The 2 old manor houses are located next to each other in the historic...
R550
Avg per night

Shalom Lodge

5 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 9 rooms

Shalom Lodge is a beautiful Karoo homestead located within walking distance to the CBD and sports facilities.We offer six en-suite...
R400
Avg per night

Amali Guest Houses

Sleeps 64 in 26 rooms

Situated in the Great Karoo, in the quaint and historic little town known as Cradock, we offer our guests comfortable accommodation in a...
R670
Avg per night for 2 guests

Die Tuishuise

45 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 5 rooms

Die Tuishuise consists of 25restored Karoo cottages in Market Street, Cradock. Each cottage is decorated antiques and period prints to...
R1170
Avg per night for 2 guests

The Palms

5 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 13 rooms

The Palms is situated along the Great Fish River, in the charming town of Cradock. The guest house comprises of twelve units and one Rustic...
R700
Avg per night for 2 guests

Schreiner House Museum Map

Click to interact with the map
Click to display the map
Schreiner House Museum is 1.3km from the centre of Cradock , the nearest airport 201.3km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Other things to do near Cradock

1 Review
Tubby is a little railway inspector’s cart formerly used to inspect the district’s rail tracks....
1 Review
The terrain of this incredibly scenic park varies from grass-covered plateaus to wooded ravines,...
An armed guide accompanies hikers on the Idwala Hiking Trail. The trail starts at the Mountain...