Welcome to Cradock
The archetypal Karoo town, Cradock has bags of atmosphere and an assortment of historic buildings. Originally established as a military outpost in 1813 to stop the Xhosa from crossing the Great Fish River, Cradock became a bustling agricultural and commercial settlement in later decades. Market St was home to the artisans who served the ox-wagons passing through. Take a closer look at the beautiful old buildings and tree-lined avenues and stroll down lovely Dundas and Bree Sts, the latter the oldest in Cradock, past fine well-preserved 19th-century gabled homes.