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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: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews

Facilities

  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Availability and pricing

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  • Flats Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 These are well-appointed units consisting of private entrances, kitchenettes, en-suite bathrooms and seating areas.... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views see more Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R590 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Double Rooms Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 These rooms are comfortably furnished with a double and single bed in each as well as en-suite bathrooms. The rooms... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R590 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Garden Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The cottage is open-plan and it is situated separately from the main guest house. There is a double bed, a kitchen, a... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views see more Double beds, Local channels, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Television, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R590 For 2 guests
            • Adults

              Reviews for Karoo Werf Gastehuis

              6 guest reviews Reviews of

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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.

              Lesley I'Ons, South Africa
              07 August 2015

              we pent a wonderful night in this self catering home - we were welcomed on arrival and treated with great kindness . Loved the room and decor - splendid . Hope to return soon

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              Karoo Werf Gastehuis Map

              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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