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About Karoo Werf Gastehuis

Karoo Werf Gastehuis is situated in the historical town of Cradock, a serene but typical Karoo farming town lying on the banks of the Great Fish River. The guest house offers three fully equipped flats, two double bedrooms sharing a kitchen and a separate self-catering garden cottage.

The original part of town is graced with some of the finest buildings. The Dutch Reformed Church is a national monument, designed to look like London’s St Martin’s-in-the-field, and there is the Olive Shreiner House Museum which is devoted to the authoress’s life and works.

The town’s streets are lined with Ilex Oak Trees, particularly on Dundas Street, where they have been declared a national monument. The Old Water Mill is completely restored and worth a visit. The Great Fish River Museum, housed in the converted second Dutch Reformed Church, conveys what it was like to live as a settler after 1806 during the second British occupation of the Cape.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Karoo Werf Gastehuis Rooms

Reviews for Karoo Werf Gastehuis

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ian Lawson
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Elfreda Loots
01 July 2017

Lovely old Karoo house with nice interior decor. Very well equiped. Nobody hower was there on arrival but Carien sent Nicolene with the key and the wait was not long. She was very friendly and answered all our questions in a kind and friendly manner. Will return for sure.

Belinda Kidd, South Africa
07 January 2017

This is a quaint home, decorated with an eclectic range of collectibles and it is a perfect base for chilling and/or short day trips in the area, for example to Mountain Zebra National Park. There are no frills such as DSTV or wifi, but they were not needed. This is particularly ideal for two or three families travelling together, as we were, since you then have the house to yourselves. We loved it.

Mari Nel, South Africa
29 August 2016

We enjoyed our stay. The beds were warm and cozy and the room nice and big. Outside area was neat and garden lovely. The shower can use a new showerhead and the TV only had SABC 2. The guesthouse is known in Cradock as The Olde Pastorie so we had difficulty in finding it when we arrived. We will stay there again!

Ronell Smedley, South Africa
11 March 2016

The accommodation in pleasant and comfortable.  It is a house that has been subdivided into various ensuite accommodations which are lovely.There tends to be a bit of noise as the movement and chatter of other guests can disturb you. I was able to tune it out, though others in our group were bothered by it. If you use this accommodation, note that the guest house and book in office are on separate premises.  It caused quite a bit of confusion on our arrival at the guest house.

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Karoo Werf Gastehuis is 1.7km from the centre of Cradock , the nearest airport 202.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Die Tuishuise

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The Olive Schreiner Museum

(1.2 km from Cradock)

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The Schreiner House is one of Cradock's most interesting and old buildings. It was home to the world-renowned author Olive Schreiner between 1868 and 1870. In the museum there is a display of Schreiner's personal library, pictorial exhibitions of...

Schreiner House Museum

(1.3 km from Cradock)

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