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About Die Tuishuise

Die Tuishuise consists of 25restored Karoo cottages in Market Street, Cradock. Each cottage is decorated antiques and period prints to capture Settler living at the turn of the century. Recipient of the Simon van der Stel gold medal for restoration and the AA Heritage accommodation award in 1999, it is like stepping back in time. Typical Karoo dinners are served at the Victoria manor, specialties include Karoo lamb, boboties, chicken pies etc.  to:Die Tuishuise is an elegant collection of beautifully restored Victorian era crafts-men’s houses in Cradock, the frontier town at the eastern edge of the Great Karoo.More than two dozen Tuishuise line Market Street up to the Victoria Manor, a grand old colonial hotel that welcomes you with hearty country fare, décor from the days of Cecil John Rhodes, Olive Schreiner and the droves of adventurers who passed here en route to the hinterland.Modern day over landers crossing South Africa on holiday and business groups looking for inspiration stay at Die Tuishuise, where they are received like old friends and treated like gentry.Cradock is a place of literary legends, war heroes and anti-Apartheid struggle icons. But it is perhaps best known for street level, day-to-day, warmth and kindness – so typical of much of the Eastern Cape.For nature lovers, Die Tuishuise are a great base from which to explore the unique landscapes, animals and plants of the nearby Mountain Zebra National Park.  Please change short description from:Die Tuishuise consists of 25 restored Karoo cottages in Market Street, Cradock. Each cottage is decorated antiques and period prints to capture Settler living at the turn of the century. Recipient of the Simon van der Stel gold medal for restoration and the AA Heritage accommodation award in 1999, it is like stepping back in time. To More than two dozen, beautifully restored houses, Die Tuishuise line Market Street up to the Victoria Manor, a grand old colonial hotel that welcomes you with hearty country fare. Modern day visitors looking for inspiration stay at Die Tuishuise, where they are received like old friends and treated like gentry. Cradock is a place of literary legends, war heroes and anti-Apartheid struggle icons. For nature lovers, Die Tuishuise are a great base from which to explore the unique landscapes, animals and plants of the nearby Mountain Zebra National Park.

Wedding Venues: Experience everything that is beautiful, unique and special about the Karoo. Let us take care of you and your guests’ accommodation, entertainment and gastronomic needs. Enjoy the attention to detail and personalised service of bygone days.

Conference Venues: We can seat up to 100 guests in classroom style. Conference delegates are accommodated on the premises. We are great at catering for special requests and themed events.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 43 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Availability and pricing

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Reviews for Die Tuishuise

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Charlette Barron
06 January 2018

Lion House was quaint and olde worlde. Beautiful furniture and furnishings. Bit hot though. Dinner at the Victorian Manor was a treat. Food was fabulous as was the diningroom ambience and Amos is a treasure.

Andre Botha
04 January 2018

Access to a complete house and hotel restaurants.

Rene Yeoman
24 December 2017

Loved the history of the town something different and quaint... dinner was delicious!!!!! Have already recommended it to family

Johannes Yende
15 September 2017

I enjoyed everything. privacy; comfort; secure parking; antic furniture & the building itself.If we can have Wi-Fi access for those travelling for business, it could be an added advantage.

Althea isbister
15 September 2017

This is our 2nd trip back to Die Tuishuis, stayed in the Lion House. A nostalgic trip in history of times gone by. Love the attention to detail. This trip we brought my sister from Phoenix Arizona to visit at your amazing hotel. The evening dinner with Amos in attendance was superb. Springbok starter, followed by lamb shank and a superb pineapple upside down pudding with custard.

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Die Tuishuise Map

Die Tuishuise is 1.4km from the centre of Cradock , the nearest airport 201.7km (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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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...

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(1.2 km from Cradock)

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(1.3 km from Cradock)

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