Reviews of Die Tuishuise


"Lion House at the Tuishuise"

Charlette Barron | 6 January 2018

"Lion House was quaint and olde worlde. Beautiful furniture and furnishings. Bit hot though. Dinner at the Victorian Manor was a treat. Food was fabulous as was the diningroom ambience and Amos is a treasure."


"Complete house"

Andre Botha | 4 January 2018

"Access to a complete house and hotel restaurants. "


"Loved the little house"

Rene Yeoman | 24 December 2017

"Loved the history of the town something different and quaint... dinner was delicious!!!!! Have already recommended it to family"


"Superb"

Johannes Yende | 15 September 2017

"I enjoyed everything. privacy; comfort; secure parking; antic furniture & the building itself.

If we can have Wi-Fi access for those travelling for business, it could be an added advantage."


"A Karoo gem"

Althea isbister | 15 September 2017

"This is our 2nd trip back to Die Tuishuis, stayed in the Lion House. A nostalgic trip in history of times gone by. Love the attention to detail. This trip we brought my sister from Phoenix Arizona to visit at your amazing hotel. The evening dinner with Amos in attendance was superb. Springbok starte..."

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"This is our 2nd trip back to Die Tuishuis, stayed in the Lion House. A nostalgic trip in history of times gone by. Love the attention to detail. This trip we brought my sister from Phoenix Arizona to visit at your amazing hotel. The evening dinner with Amos in attendance was superb. Springbok starter, followed by lamb shank and a superb pineapple upside down pudding with custard. "


"Beautiful rooms! "

Ann Janse van Rensburg | 14 August 2017

"Wow - great stay! Beautiful rooms, professional service & great food."


"The welcoming flowers, lights on, friendliness"

Clive And Helen Worthington | 24 July 2017

"The charm is unsurpassed"


"Beautiful house, wonderful service!"

(South Africa) Catherine Paverd | 15 January 2017

"We arrived late in the evening and had to leave early the next morning. The Tuishuise staff were friendly and helpful despite the late hour, and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The house we stayed in (Number 50) was clean and well appointed, and it was full of interesting historica..."

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"We arrived late in the evening and had to leave early the next morning. The Tuishuise staff were friendly and helpful despite the late hour, and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The house we stayed in (Number 50) was clean and well appointed, and it was full of interesting historical pieces. We would certainly stay there again!"


"Wonderful stay"

(South Africa) Hayley Sutherland | 30 June 2016

"We spent a lovely evening at Die Tuishuise. The two sleeper cottage was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. We had the buffet dinner which was absolutely delicious. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back."


"Weekend in Cradock"

(South Africa) Sarah and Michael (Kelly) Seymou | 16 May 2015

"We asked to be moved to a room with a king bed and they gave us a very pretty cottage, gave us fresh milk and heaters. We were very comfortable. The restaurant is beautifully old-fashioned and the food is good, In a two week trip I still don't get the excitement over Karoo lamb chops!!! The staff we..."

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"We asked to be moved to a room with a king bed and they gave us a very pretty cottage, gave us fresh milk and heaters. We were very comfortable. The restaurant is beautifully old-fashioned and the food is good, In a two week trip I still don't get the excitement over Karoo lamb chops!!! The staff were very helpful and friendly, and it was pleasant to chat to the owner over a glass of sherry!"


"What a surprise !"

(South Africa) christine windsor-smith | 10 April 2015

"First appearance is deceiving, once inside is another matter, Old world chard of days gone by most of it original, Restoration - a lot of thought gone into it to keep bygone years alive. But for me it was a little over the top and one or two nights would be enough for me, but must admit beds ar..."

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"First appearance is deceiving, once inside is another matter, Old world chard of days gone by most of it original, Restoration - a lot of thought gone into it to keep bygone years alive. But for me it was a little over the top and one or two nights would be enough for me, but must admit beds are really comfortable,linen very clean and the cottages extremely well equipped,spacious and clean. Lovely staff,, good atmosphere throughout the hotel and excellent meals - really good value for money. Absolutely no complaints at all."


"Good overnighter"

(South Africa) Amoere Nel | 23 March 2015

"Friendly staff, good breakfast/dinner. The cottages needs a bit of maintenance, but still good for the price. If they could have the street closed off and made into a parking and leisure area it would be great. Street feels a bit unsafe and detracts form the olde world experience."


"Great one night stay"

(South Africa) Darryl Macus | 8 January 2015

"Friendly staff, clean rooms, great food and an amazing experience due to the hotel's historical and quaint feel make this a hotel I can strongly recommend for a one night passing through stay"


"Unique place to stay"

(South Africa) Res Tomlinson | 21 December 2014

"What a unique place. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help you. Want to have a feel for old Karoo town life. Just a small feel. Die Tuishuise is you place."


"Nice for one night"

(Germany) Fabian Wagner | 14 December 2014

"If you like to see how it was to live in former times that's a place to be.

Staff is quite friendly and the restaurant is worth a try. "


"Old charm"

(South Africa) Johan van der Westhuizen | 3 May 2014

"We had a very pleasant stay in the Gallery. Clean, comfortable and everything you need."


"Fabulous"

(South Africa) Andrea Exley | 24 March 2014

"The staff at Die Tuishuise are wonderful and an absolute credit to the accommodation.

Breakfasts were super and were something out of the ordinary which was also a pleasant surprise."


"Memorable"

(South Africa) Tracy Carter | 20 January 2014

"The staff were really nice and welcoming. We even got offered umbrella's to get back to our tuishuisie after dinner when there was a rain storm. The buffet dinner at the Victoria Hotel was absolutely superb!"


"Worth to go"

(Germany) Gabriele Schenk | 20 November 2013

"It was a great experience! If you go to Cradock - go to this place and take a tour with Amos to the townships! The buildings are comfortable, the breakfast brilliant and the people are very friendly!"


"Awesome experience"

(South Africa) Patrizia Scott | 13 July 2013

"A friend told me about the Tuishuise. What an absolutely amazing experience. The welcome was warm and friendly. We stayed in Victoria house and it was absolutely awesome. The dŽcor and furnishings took us back to another time although we still had the modern luxuries of TV and air conditioner. The 3..."

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"A friend told me about the Tuishuise. What an absolutely amazing experience. The welcome was warm and friendly. We stayed in Victoria house and it was absolutely awesome. The dŽcor and furnishings took us back to another time although we still had the modern luxuries of TV and air conditioner. The 3 course dinner was scrumptious and we all had seconds just because it was so good. Breakfast was just as good with the fresh scones topping of an awesome stay. Thank you Tuishuise - you guys rock. Will definitely be back."


"Great stop over"

(South Africa) Charmaine Strydom | 25 April 2013

"Wonderful first time experience, loved the old style houses, huge bathrooms and ambiance. Eating breakfast at Victoria Manor such a treat. Next time want to stay longer."


"Lovely cottage"

(South Africa) Carmen Haldane | 22 April 2013

"Lovel quaint cottage perfect for our stay as a family in Craddock. Helpful and friendly staff."


"Unique accommodation"

(South Africa) Aaron Ciaghi | 26 March 2013

"A very unique type of accommodation. Each house is different and still like it was in the 19th century. Very good breakfast and dinner. Will definitely stay there again if visiting the Karoo."


"Absolutely wonderful"

(United Kingdom) David Hanraty | 23 January 2013

"After a long drive we arrived at paradise. The Tuishuise is an amazing setup. The Victoria Hotel is an amazing example of a 19th Century Hotel. The houses are all different, but they are all little gems of 'time machines'. The staff are all very caring and interested. The quality of care offered is ..."

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"After a long drive we arrived at paradise. The Tuishuise is an amazing setup. The Victoria Hotel is an amazing example of a 19th Century Hotel. The houses are all different, but they are all little gems of 'time machines'. The staff are all very caring and interested. The quality of care offered is second to none. We can't wait to go back again."


"Stay at Die Tuishuisie"

(South Africa) Carol Ansara | 2 January 2013

"Absolutely beautiful accommodation - spacious, beautifully furnished and a flash back to the past but very hot without aircon and not enough fans for each bedroom.

Cradock very quaint but completely closed for tourists between Christmas and New Year! No coffee shops, museums and sights close..."

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"Absolutely beautiful accommodation - spacious, beautifully furnished and a flash back to the past but very hot without aircon and not enough fans for each bedroom.

Cradock very quaint but completely closed for tourists between Christmas and New Year! No coffee shops, museums and sights closed up, no tourist shops open.

Possibly a great stop over at another time of the year."


"Fabulous"

(South Africa) Di Jago | 10 August 2012

"Most enjoyable stay in very clean and well-kept accommodation. Gibson is a legend. We will definately stay again."


"Great"

(South Africa) Derek Weightman | 22 January 2012

"An absolute delight. The houses are fantastic and this is an experience to be repeated. The service is very friendly and professional."


"Wonderful place"

(South Africa) duncan hendry | 1 November 2011

"It is a wonderful place but needs a wee bit of maintenance and the installation of a decent shower in the second bathroom. We had a splendid time and thoroughly enjoyed the luxury of having a whole house to stay in for the weekend."


"Great stopover"

(South Africa) Cheryl Callan | 19 August 2011

"Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at your hotel. Our family really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and your staff were fantastic. The cottage we stayed in was great."


"Amazing gem of Cradock"

(South Africa) Helen Slowey | 28 April 2011

"If you like 5 Star rustic charm and friendly people, this is the place to stay! Nothing is too much. Thank you Gibson, Sam, Gertie, Lisa and Amps. Not to forget Lambert and Miaow! The easter bunny even found us."


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 6 January 2011

"Our stay was lovely, we appreciated all the Christmas decorations and the food was also brilliant!"


"Die Tuishuise"

(South Africa) Ansie Swart | 19 September 2010

"We enjoyed our stay tremendously. Everything was just perfect. From the furnishings to the accommodation and the food. Thank you very much and we will definitely see you again in future."


"WE LOVED IT"

(South Africa) Ben Liebowitz | 18 March 2010

"Will visit again next year, thank you for all your help and support,"


"Die Tuishuisie"

(South Africa) Kobus Blignaut | 3 January 2010

"A rare gem in SA. I rate it among the best - Dinner at the Hotel is a must for all."


"die tuishuise"

(South Africa) Sharon de Lange | 20 July 2009

"dit was weereens heerlik en die ruimte van elke huisie is besonders. Dit maak 'n oornagslaap met kinders 'n plesier"


"Very enjoyable stay "

(South Africa) Chris Elliott | 13 January 2008

"- rooms very clean & comfortable and the breakfast and dinner very good, too."


"One night "

(Spain) Nigel Bennet | 8 August 2007

"We had a very good, and all too short stay. We were made very welcome both in the accommodation and in the restaurant. An excellent fish-pie was provided for a non meat-eater! Wonderful breakfast, too."


"Back in Time!"

(South Africa) Clare Cooper | 8 January 2007

"We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at 'Die Tuishuise'. The cottage we stayed in, Anna, has been beautifully restored and offered us the unique opportunity to step back in time for a night. It was well equipped which allowed us to prepare simple meals for our two young children. A definite mus..."

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at 'Die Tuishuise'. The cottage we stayed in, Anna, has been beautifully restored and offered us the unique opportunity to step back in time for a night. It was well equipped which allowed us to prepare simple meals for our two young children. A definite must for anyone passing through ... "


"Living in my grandparent's home"

(South Africa) Wilhelm Lotz | 18 December 2006

"We appreciated the beautiful real antiques being used as practical items. The cottages had been neatly restored without changing their historical character. This is a rare experience in a make-belief-world where plastic items and simulated 'wood veneer' floors and furniture products are the order of..."

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"We appreciated the beautiful real antiques being used as practical items. The cottages had been neatly restored without changing their historical character. This is a rare experience in a make-belief-world where plastic items and simulated 'wood veneer' floors and furniture products are the order of the day. A candle-lit dinner at the Victoria Manor Hotel is accompanied by good classical music and friendly service."


"Interesting stop over "

Anonymous | 14 March 2006

"Comfortable accomodation and good meals - reasonably priced "


"Die Tuinhuise"

(South Africa) Renate Avocaat | 23 January 2006

"lovely environment and well restored houses.

It is a pity that trucks can destroy the quietness of this so typically Karoo village."


"Tranquil stay"

(South Africa) Jim | 14 July 2017

"If you like an old fashioned type of accommodation this would definitely be the place that I would recommend for you. An old, but homely stay. I felt comfortable in my room. It was cleaned daily and had everything one needed. The owner and her staff are friendly caring people. If you have an issue, ..."

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"If you like an old fashioned type of accommodation this would definitely be the place that I would recommend for you. An old, but homely stay. I felt comfortable in my room. It was cleaned daily and had everything one needed. The owner and her staff are friendly caring people. If you have an issue, big or small, they attend to you immediately. Really good customer service."


"Die Tuishuise"

(South Africa) Diane | 1 February 2017

"It’s a nice place for a stopover and we’ve been there before. Dinner was lovely, place is clean and the service is always pleasant."


"A beautiful piece of history"

(United Kingdom) John | 14 January 2016

"This is not an ultra-modern hotel but it is full of character and history. Our room was very comfortable with all the expected amenities. The dining room has class and charm. Dinner on both evenings was first class with impressive choice, excellent food quality and outstanding service. Breakfast was..."

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"This is not an ultra-modern hotel but it is full of character and history. Our room was very comfortable with all the expected amenities. The dining room has class and charm. Dinner on both evenings was first class with impressive choice, excellent food quality and outstanding service. Breakfast was also excellent. Reception was extremely helpful in terms of supplying relevant info.-they were also very friendly.
The hotel reminds me of a good rural hotel in England and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
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"A trip into the past"

(United Kingdom) Ronald | 2 January 2016

"This was our second visit and we stayed in the hotel this time rather than a cottage. Service as usual was excellent. The traditional dinner was the highlight of our stay. Although the furnishings of the hotel are all antiques, it is still comfortable by modern standards.
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"This was our second visit and we stayed in the hotel this time rather than a cottage. Service as usual was excellent. The traditional dinner was the highlight of our stay. Although the furnishings of the hotel are all antiques, it is still comfortable by modern standards.
A visit here should be on everyone's bucket list."


"First Class accomodation lovely to experience living in the past"

(South Africa) Robert | 24 October 2015

"The Tuishuise is a wonderful idea and allow visitors to stop over and appreciate the past life style and furnishings.
The breakfast and especially the three course evening meal was perfect in presentation and value!
Will plan to return soon "Highly recommended"
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"Victorian Gem"

(South Africa) anonymous | 30 March 2015

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the unique cottage at Victoria Manor. Everything was comfortable and clean and we had a most relaxing time. "


"Die Tuishuise"

(South Africa) van niekerk | 5 January 2015

"Die Tuishuise was a brilliant place to stay at. It's a true Gem. The people are friendly and the rooms are lovely. I have already recommended it to others. "


"More than we hoped for!"

(South Africa) Mia Swart | 13 May 2014

"Ever since living in SS (17 years) I was fascinated by the pictures of the Tuishuise and was wanting to stay there. And we were not disappointed: beautiful historic house (Die Werf), even more beautiful hotel (Victoria manor) and very friendly staff."


"Old World Stay"

(South Africa) Mr Worsley | 2 March 2014

"Was wonderful to go back in time, with the experience of good service and being surrounded by wonderful period furniture, spotlessly clean bedding and towels. Both meals supper (experienced old world service and charm) and breakfast with a lovely vibe...food excellent."


"Excellent stay"

(South Africa) anonymous | 1 January 2014

"I fell in love with Cradock years ago but this was the first time I actually spent time here. Die Tuishuise was an exceptional experience and the food to die for."


"Night in a Museum"

(South Africa) Mr thomas | 14 July 2013

"Accommodation can make or break a holiday, and never has this been truer than during our time in Craddock. The accommodation was a real maker, and when we returned home, we were full of stories of our magical night in 'Die Tuishuise'.
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"Accommodation can make or break a holiday, and never has this been truer than during our time in Craddock. The accommodation was a real maker, and when we returned home, we were full of stories of our magical night in 'Die Tuishuise'.
Staying in number 21 Millbrooke was as if history was coming alive before our eyes. As we entered the rustic kitchen, we noticed a copper kettle sitting on an old coal stove. There was a cosy fireplace with a mince-maker hanging nearby. The whole room reminded us of a bygone era. This feeling continued as we moved through the rest of the house. In the dining room, we were met with an elegantly set dining table; the bathroom had an inviting Victorian bath, and the main bedroom a quaint four-poster bed with white cotton sheets. The excitement in the house was palpable: we were all looking forward to spending a night in a museum.
Despite the olden day feel to the house, we were still able to enjoy the comforts of modern times. The kitchen was fully equipped with an electric kettle and microwave, the bathrooms had hot water, and the bedrooms had electric blankets.
That night, with it being winter, we all gathered around the fireplace in the parlour, and with the background crackling of the fire, we chatted the night away.
The following morning we were greeted with Karoo hospitality as we enjoyed a mouth-watering breakfast. We packed our car, and said goodbye to number 21 Millbrooke as we drove out of the sleepy town of Craddock.
Our stay in Craddock has been one of our most memorable yet. From the exhilaration of living in an antique house, to the cosy rooms, the delectable food, and the warm hospitality... everything was an experience never to forget.
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"Kan nie beter nie - cant get better"

(South Africa) Mr Human | 11 April 2013

"Vandat ons verwelkom is by ontvangs was alles profesioneel. Die Personeel was baie vriendelik, behulpsaam en het ons werklik tuis laat voel. Die geriewe was baie netjies, skoon en ten volle op standaard. Ons het 'n selfoon en nog 'n paar klein artikels vergeet in Harry Potter - huis. Ons was skaars ..."

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"Vandat ons verwelkom is by ontvangs was alles profesioneel. Die Personeel was baie vriendelik, behulpsaam en het ons werklik tuis laat voel. Die geriewe was baie netjies, skoon en ten volle op standaard. Ons het 'n selfoon en nog 'n paar klein artikels vergeet in Harry Potter - huis. Ons was skaars weg toe bel die Personeel ons om vir ons daarvan in te lig. Ons kon omdraai en dit gou gaan kry, sonder dat ons enige iets verloor het. WOW! Dis uistekende, eerlike diens wat mens deesdae nog min in ons land kry.
Ons beveel sekerlik enige persoon aan om daar te gaan bly vir 'n paar dae in een van die Tuishuise. Julle sal nie spyt wees nie. Baie baie Dankie.

(RoomsForAfrica translated)
Since we were welcomed at reception everything was done professionally. The staff was very friendly, helpful and we really felt at home. The facilities were very neat, clean and fully up to standard. We forgot a cell phone and a few small items at the Harry Potter house. We had barely gone when we were called by the staff to inform us. We could turn around and get it soon, without having lost anything. WOW! It's excellent, honest service you still find in our country these days.
We surely recommend anyone to stay there for a few days in one of the Home Houses. You will not regret it. Many many thanks.
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"Yesterday"

(South Africa) Karoobok | 23 September 2012

"Clean, comfortable and great hospitality. Food great and breakfast to die for."


"A great visit"

(United Kingdom) Mr Lea | 29 March 2011

"What a great place to stay in Cradock. We had a very large two bed roomed cottage with dining room and lounge plus a small garden. The staff at the hotel were all delightful particularly Gibson who had a passion for British comedy series. The breakfasts were excellent as was the dinner on the Sunday..."

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"What a great place to stay in Cradock. We had a very large two bed roomed cottage with dining room and lounge plus a small garden. The staff at the hotel were all delightful particularly Gibson who had a passion for British comedy series. The breakfasts were excellent as was the dinner on the Sunday night and Milas for dinner on the Saturday. We really enjoyed the town and our visit to the National Mountain Zebra Park. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. The owner Sandra also looked after us really well organising our trip to the Park and the guide and was absolutely charming."


"An amazing place to stay"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Wilson | 15 March 2011

"My husband and I stayed for 1 night at Die Tuishuise in February and had a most enjoyable stay. The cottages are amazing and each decorated and furnished to the highest standard - such a lot of thought by the owner has gone into the renovations of each one to give the old world charm that they have...."

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"My husband and I stayed for 1 night at Die Tuishuise in February and had a most enjoyable stay. The cottages are amazing and each decorated and furnished to the highest standard - such a lot of thought by the owner has gone into the renovations of each one to give the old world charm that they have. They were beautifully clean and had some lovely touches with lavender sprigs on the towels, fresh flowers etc. A large party of guests arrived to stay on the night we arrived and the menu unfortunately had to be curtailed giving no choice of starter or dessert. The staff were very aware of this and made every effort to compensate, and we were very grateful."


"Overnight stay"

(South Africa) Mrs Erasmus | 24 February 2011

"Charming, nostalgic, homely all round atmosphere. The food and service is awesome, the staff are ALL very helpful and so friendly. My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Die Tuishuise very much. Thank you to management and staff for a wonderful overnight stop."


"Unique accommodation"

(South Africa) Sheenagh Harris | 31 October 2010

"Die Tuishuise with its fascinating houses is a great attraction for visitors. To be able to arrive and relax in a comfortable house after a tiring day of travelling is all that is required. Then to be able to choose whether to prepare a meal oneself, open up the picnic basket, send for take-aways or..."

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"Die Tuishuise with its fascinating houses is a great attraction for visitors. To be able to arrive and relax in a comfortable house after a tiring day of travelling is all that is required. Then to be able to choose whether to prepare a meal oneself, open up the picnic basket, send for take-aways or enjoy the dinner at Victoria Manor give an enormous choice. The highlight and surprise is then the Xhosa singers."


"Cosy stopover"

(Germany) Mrs Hahn | 31 March 2010

"We felt very much at home at Die Werf. The comfortable and perfectly equipped little house was ideal for our group. Sandra Antrobus and her staff were extremely nice and helpful, thank you!

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"We felt very much at home at Die Werf. The comfortable and perfectly equipped little house was ideal for our group. Sandra Antrobus and her staff were extremely nice and helpful, thank you!

We especially enjoyed the beautiful British shorthair cat’s visit one night, I love relaxing and reading with a cat on my lap. The reason why I regard Die Tuishuise one star short of excellent is the pool area, it could do with improvement. We very much hope to return one day with more time to explore all the interesting places in and around Cradock.
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