The town of Cradock is situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Cradock was founded in 1813 on the banks of the Great Fish River to cater for the migratory farmers who settled in this ruggedly beautiful area with its excellent grazing, abundant water and healthy climate. Cradock is a thriving agricultural community which specialises in the production of wool, mohair and in cattle farming.
Cradock is the principal town of the Karoo Heartland Route and an important agricultural centre.
The town boasts fine architecture and a number of important monuments and museums. The area was considered strategically important by the early 19th century settlers, and this heritage is reflected in many of the well-preserved buildings. With the Fish River flowing past the town and the Mountain Zebra National Park just down the road Cradock doesn’t just cater for the history buffs but also nature lovers and activity seekers.
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