Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor in Cradock – an amazing family destination in the isolation of the Karoo

Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor

An escape to the historic Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor, in the small Karoo town of Cradock, in the Eastern Cape, is a great way to get your family out of the crowded cities and create lasting memories.

Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor are ready to welcome you and your family. They have various COVID-19 health protocols in place, to ensure you safety over your stay.

Owing to its location, it is a great base for those wanting to explore the Karoo and the upper valley of the Great Fish River.

Dating back to 1848, the Victoria Manor Hotel is actually one of the oldest hotels in South Africa. The ‘Tuishuise’ part of the offering is actually 30 houses – dating back to the 1840’s, that line Market Street in Cradock.

Like many of their previous guests, your family is bound to leave with many fond memories of this historic establishment and the area! Read more here…

Accommodation at Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor

Over the years, both Die Tuishuise and the Victoria Manor have been faithfully and expertly restored to their former glory thanks to passionate owner, Sandra Antrobus.

At the Victoria Manor, choose from sixteen en-suite bedrooms, each containing that rustic elegance found in this old frontier town. Each one of the 30 Tuishuise also feature their own lounge, kitchen and bathroom areas.

You will find the ‘Tuishuis’ individually-decorated. Your hosts will be able to allocate a room that best suits your needs – whether you are staying as a family, romantic couple or group.

The accommodation is offered on a self-catering or a bed-and-breakfast basis. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout and the units also come with DStv. Read more HERE.

To make your online booking, click HERE.

Facilities at Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor

There is a garden area with braai facilities, which makes for an amazing relaxed setting. Serving amazing, country-style Karoo cuisine, the restaurant at the hotel is certainly worth a visit!

Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor also have their own beauty salon as well as massage offerings.

There is also a small splash pool for those hot Karoo summer afternoons. Secure, ample parking is also available with an on-site security guard.

Things to do in Cradock

There is lots to see, taste and do in the Karoo. Your family will certainly enjoy the peace and serenity. The nearby Mountain Zebra National Park is also highly recommended.

Cradock also has two museums, whose collections history buffs and kids will enjoy. For the thrill-seeking family, there are also several adventure companies offering everything from river rafting, abseiling to the big swing.

Reviews from previous Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor guests

“The most beautiful hotel and cottages, oozing history, charm, love and thoughtfulness. Our cottage was huge, comfortable, beautiful and memorable. Our dinner was amazing. And the staff are warm and welcoming. This is a special Karoo and South African gem – not to be missed and to be returned to over and over,” wrote SoTi on their TripAdvisor page.

Stefaan V added; “We only stayed one night and we experienced a wonderful service. Clean, nice, special. Really to recommend. We will be back and stay longer next time. The restaurant is nice, a bit sober, could be better, but still, nice honest food.”

Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor Hotel is located at the corner of Market and Voortrekker Street, Cradock, Eastern Cape. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 48 881 1322 or email info@tuishuise.co.za or visit them online at tuishuise.co.za. Follow them on Facebook HERE.

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