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A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Cradock, South Africa

General Information

The town of Cradock is situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  Cradock was founded in 1813 on the banks of the Great Fish River to cater for the migratory farmers who settled in this ruggedly beautiful area with its excellent grazing, abundant water and healthy climate. Cradock is a thriving agricultural community which specialises in the production of wool, mohair and in cattle farming.

Cradock is the principle town of the Karoo Heartland Route and an important agricultural centre.  The town boasts fine architecture and a number of important monuments and museums (including the Olive Schreiner House, home of the writer of the classic, ‘Story of an African Farm’). The area was considered strategically important by the early 19th century settlers, and this heritage is reflected in many of the well-preserved buildings - including the old parsonage (1849), which today houses the Great Fish River Museum, a fascinating showplace of settler culture.  

Accommodation in Cradock

Accommodation in Cradock includes Guesthouses, B&B's, Self-Catering chalets and farm stays.  Please see the accommodation directory for more information.

Activities in Cradock

  • Lake Arthur is a popular water sports venue.
  • The Great Fish River is home to the country’s biggest annual canoe marathon and provides exciting paddling and tubing during most of the year.  
  • The Mountain Zebra National Park is a favourite for game viewing, birding and scenic drives.
  • The sulphur hot springs of the Cradock Spa have been a popular destination almost since the town was founded. 
  • The Olive Shreiner House Museum is devoted to the author’s life and works. 
  • The streets are lined with Ilex Oak Trees, particularly on Dundas Street, where they have been declared a national monument.
  • Old Water Mill having been completely restored.
  • 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.

Please see the activity directory for more information on things to do in Cradock.

Restaurants in Cradock

There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!

Businesses

Cradock has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.  Tourism prospers in Cradock because of its historical past and the geographical position makes this an ideal stop over for the traveller en-route to major centres.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Cradock, or add your own free business listing.

Cradock Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://cradockmiddelburg.co.za/
Telephone: +27 (0) 48 801 5113
Fax: +27 (0) 48 881 1233

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Cradock Agricultural Show
Start: 28 October, 2017
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