If ever you need an incentive for a road trip, Die Tuishuise in Cradock is about as good as it gets. Consisting of a collection of beautifully restored Victorian houses in Market Street, as well as the grand old colonial hotel Victoria Manor, this is a place like no other.
Cradock, once the frontier town at the eastern edge of the Great Karoo has a fascinating and rich history with tales of Cecil John Rhodes, Olive Schreiner and the droves of other adventurers who passed through en route to the hinterland.
I have stayed at Die Tuishuise a few times, every time more and more enamoured by the ambiance – but more than that more and more in love with the Antrobus Family who own Die Tuishuise. Sandra who can be credited with the initiative, renovations and decorating, her daughter Lisa and husband David who manage the establishment, father Michael and daughter Cherie that contribute with hardwork, style and charm of the place.
These days I plan a trip to Cradock with the same passion and enthusiam that I do a trip to much loved family and friends. The Karoo beckons, the Eastern Cape beckons – but mostly the hospitality and warmth of the Antrobus family at Die Tuishuise beckons …
Learn more on the Tuishuise’s Website! http://tuishuise.co.za/