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.
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Things to do in and around Cradock
(1.6 km from Cradock)
Die Tuishuise in Market Street are fifteen beautifully restored mid-19th century houses with different styles of period furniture in each. Originally these houses were occupied by craftsmen who worked on wagons and with horses before the advent of...
(2.4 km from Cradock)
The Cradock cemetery boasts the grave of a legendary Harry Potter, who, according to the inscription on the tombstone, died on 27 July 1910. The tombstone is also carved with the loving words of his wife, Elizabeth Potter, "I have loved thee with an...
(1.2 km from Cradock)
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...
(1.3 km from Cradock)
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...