8 Things To Do in Cradock

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Cradock Farm Stalls & Markets

Daggaboer Farm Stall

The Daggaboer Farm Stall initially started off as an outlet for handmade sheepskin slippers and delicious (filled or plain) roosterkoek. The Daggaboer Farm Stall still sells both sheepskin slippers and tasty ... more

Cradock Hiking Trails

Impofu Hiking Trail

The Mountain Zebra National Park is home to a number of hiking trails, including the 25 kilometre Impofu Hiking Trail. This trail takes three days to complete and has been ranked as being easy to moderate. However, ... more

You need to book this trail well in advance!!
Distance: 25km and Time: 3 days.

Cradock Hiking Trails

Idwala Hiking Trail

The Idwala Hiking Trail is a fairly easy trail that starts at the rest camp of the beautiful Mountain Zebra National Park close to Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland. The trail covers 10 kilometres and takes ... more

This trail needs to be booked in advance!
Distance: 10km Time: +/- 3-4 hours.

Cradock Museums

Great Fish River Museum

A monument dedicated to showcasing the history of the hard lives led by pioneer settlers in the area, between 1840 and 1900, you will find the Great Fish River Museum located behind the town hall in Cradock. The ... more

Tuesdays and Fridays from 08h00 to 133h00 and 14h00 to 16h00.

Saturdays from 08h00 to 12h00.

Cradock Museums

Olive Schreiner House

The Shreiner House museum is an interesting one situated in Cradock and is former home to Olive Schreiner and her siblings. Olive was a South African political activist with strong beliefs and also author to the ... more

Please enquire.

Cradock Sight Seeing

Egg Rock

If you are travelling near Cradock you may want to get onto Queenstown Road and visit Egg Rock. This fascinating tourist attraction stands 10 meters tall and weighs about 488 tons. This large piece of Dolerite ... more

Mondays to Fridays from 08h30 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 16h30.

Cradock Religious / Spiritual / Sight Seeing

The Dutch Reformed Mother Church

The Dutch Reformed Church was a Reformed denomination in the Netherlands, stemming from the Roman Catholic Church, beginning in 1570. It was an amalgamation between the Reformed and Evangelical churches in the ... more

Best during daylight hours.

Cradock 4x4 Trails

Mountain Zebra National Park 4x4 Trails

The Mountain Zebra National Park is home to three different 4x4 trails, and gives drivers and their passengers the prime opportunity of experiencing the glorious beauty of this park and the diversity of the Eastern ... more

Booking is required.

Also see 46 Things To Do in Karoo Heartland

Nieu-Bethesda Museums

The Owl House

Set deep in the Sneeuberg Mountains in the small village of Nieu Bethesda, the Owl House is a Karoo cottage and yard in the Eastern Cape, transformed between 1950 and 1976 by Helen Martins into a glass-encrusted ... more

Daily from 09h00 to 17h00. Closed on Christmas Day.

Graaff-Reinet Birding

Birding with the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club

Birders of all levels are welcome to join the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club whose 30 members range from experienced birders to eager learners. The club also welcomes tourists who are bird watchers or who seek guidance on ... more

The Club meets once a month to travel to an interesting birding spot in the district - Please enquire.

Graaff Reinet Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Pioneers Restaurant

Parsonage Street is particularly noteworthy in two respects. It has more national monuments than any other street in South Africa and it is also known as South Africa's most beautiful street. One house away from ... more

Monday from 09h00 to 21h00
Tuesday to Saturday from 09h00 to 22h00
Sunday from 09h00 to 14h00 and 17h00 to 21h00.

Queenstown Casinos & Gaming / Family Entertainment

Queenstown Casino

180 slots and 6 tables. Roulette, Black Jack and Poker. Everywhere you turn, you just cannot escape the opportunity to win great jackpot prizes. If you seek entertainment, then look no further than our mix of slot ... more

Open at 10h00 in the morning and close at 04h00 the following morning during the week, and at 05h00 over weekends. Our tables open at 15h00.

Vondeling Arts & Crafts

Vondeling Optel Craft

Vondeling settlement consists of an isolated scatter of homesteads, made up of only 29 families, on public and private land close to the now disused Vondeling railway siding. It is located 47 km west of Willowmore ... more

Please enquire.

Graaff Reinet Art Galleries / Museums

Hester Rupert Art Museum

The Hester Rupert Art Museum is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa. It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village of ... more

Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 12h30 and
14h00 to 17h00.
Weekends and Public Holidays from 09h00 to 12h00.

Graaff Reinet Museums

Visit the Graaff Reinet Museums

The Graaff Reinet Museum was established in 1956 and is governed by a Board of Trustees and subsidized by Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture of the Eastern Cape. The five old buildings, Reinet ... more

Monday to Thursday from 08h00 to 16h30.
Friday from 08h00 to 16h00.
Weekends and Public Holidays from 09h00 to 13h00.

Graaff-Reinet Nightlife & Theatre

John Rupert Theatre

The John Rupert Theatre plays an active part in Graaff-Reinet's cultural life. It is run by a committee of volunteers, who screen two films every month – an evening show on the first Wednesday of the month, and a ... more

Graaff-Reinet Nature Reserves / Sight Seeing

Visit the Valley of Desolation

Graaff-Reinet is a Karoo town surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park - 19 000 ha of veld covering plains with herds of Springbok, Gemsbuck and Cape Buffalo, mountain valleys lush with spekboom (foliage) and ... more

Daylight hours for best visibility.

Nieu Bethesda Hiking Trails

Compasberg Hiking Trail

Compassberg is a 4x4 trail and hiking route that is 2502m high, and takes approximately 1 hour to drive to the point where you can begin hiking / climbing from. In a 4x4 it takes approximately 3 hours up and 3 ... more

Daylight hours.

Nieu-Bethesda Nightlife & Theatre

Die Ramstal Pub

Nieu Bethesda is a tiny town in the Karoo that has a kind of mystical appeal. It is scenic, with a rare beauty that comes from its sparseness and isolation. It gained acclaim for The Owl House, which continues to ... more

Please enquire.

Graaff Reinet Museums

Military History Museum

The military history of Graaff-Reinet is rich and varied, and the Military History Museum captures the time in history spanning from the 1800's until June 2007. The museum is the most recent addition to the ... more

Monday to Thursday from 08h00 to 13h00 and 13h45 to 16h30.

Friday from 08h00 to 13h00 and 13h30 to 16h00.
Closed two Saturdays per month (Contact the Museum for schedule).
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Tarkastad Hiking Trails

Tsolwana Trail

The Tsolwana Trail is located in the 7000 ha Tsolwana Game Reserve, located between Whittlesea, Queenstown and Tarkastad, where hikers are treated to game-watching of white rhino, eland, gemsbok and black ... more

Booking essential.
Distance: 22km Time +/- 2 days.

Nieu-Bethesda Bistros & Pubs / Cafés & Eateries / Brewery / Wine Tours & Tasting

Sneeuberg Brewery and 2 Goats Deli

The Sneeuberg Brewery & Two Goats Deli is situated in the character-laden Eastern Cape town of Nieu Bethesda. This is home to a very small population of locals, but is popular amongst tourists who visit now and ... more

Please enquire.

Middelburg Museums

PW Vorster Museum

The PW Vorster Museum documents the important role the van der Walt and Vorster families played in the history of Grootfontein. The museum is housed in a beautiful old building which was originally built in ... more

Viewing is by appoinment only. Please phone to book.

Cradock as a destination

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Also in the neighbourhood

Aberdeen, Baviaanskloof, Graaff Reinet, Jansenville, Middelburg, Nieu-Bethesda, Queenstown, Tarkastad

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