Die Tuishuise is an elegant collection of more than 30 restored Victorian-era Karoo-style guest houses lining historic Market Street and leading up to Victoria Manor, a grand, colonial hotel circa 1848. Sandra Antrobus, the owner and restorer of Die Tuishuise & Victoria Manor, has decorated each house and hotel room in its own distinctive theme of period prints and antique furniture, to reflect an atmosphere of understated elegance, reminiscent of the lifestyles of the English and Dutch Settlers at the turn of the century. Guests are afforded the rare opportunity to escape the present and enjoy the historically rich surrounding, as well as the personalised service and amenities required by today’s discerning traveller.
Dining at Victoria Manor is a country affair, an indulgence of superb traditional Karoo and South African food – evening meals are by candlelight. For relaxation of the body and mind, Die Tuishuise & Victoria Manor has a health, beauty and wellness centre. Also on the property, you will find a curio shop and libraries.
Cradock is a place of literary legends, war heroes and anti-Apartheid struggle icons. But it is perhaps best known for street level, day-to-day, warmth and kindness - so typical of much of the Eastern Cape.
For nature lovers, Die Tuishuise is a great base from which to explore the unique landscapes, animals and plants of the nearby Mountain Zebra National Park.