5 Reasons why you should visit Cradock

If you are looking for a destination for your next holiday trip, there are a few things that you need to consider; a place where you can relax and unwind and experience the culture and feel of its people, the different communities. Cradock is rich in diversity, culture and history. Here follows a list of 5 reasons why you should visit Cradock.



 Open Skies

The most stunning landscapes and open fields are open for discovery and you have the opportunity to relax into tranquil, peaceful stillness. Observing the night sky; constellations and planets are so much clearer to detect because of unpolluted air and without the hinder of bright city lights.




With the annual Karoo Food Festival coming up in March, (19th to the 22nd) Cradock will be in full swing again bustling with activity with chefs demonstrating their own unique cooking styles and methods. From craft-beer on tap to freshly brewed coffee to scrumptious food, Cradock is the perfect culinary destination all year around for everyone to enjoy.



Mountain Zebra National Park

The park was proclaimed to save the declining numbers of Cape Mountain Zebras.  With sunset-drives visitors have the opportunity to see amazing wildlife, a diverse selection of antelope species and options to stay in beautiful lodges and camping sites.


Historic Buildings and Monuments

Olive Schreiner House was declared as a National Monument in 1986. The author’s personal library can still be viewed at the museum with several rare first edition publications showcased.

The Dutch Reformed Church standing tall in the centre of town is a replica of St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Westminster, London. Former President of South Africa, Paul Kruger was also baptised at this church in Cradock.




The diversity in Cradock is marked by many different cultures, which adds to the burst of enthusiasm and cheerful character of our town.