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5 Reasons why you should visit Cradock

If you are looking for a destination for your next holiday trip, there are a few things that you need to consider; a place where you can relax and unwind and experience the culture and feel of its people, the different communities. Cradock is rich in diversity, culture and history. Here follows a list of […]

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Rentia Oosthuizen: Athlete with a positive attitude

Morelia, Mexico held the 7th DSISO (Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation) Championship last year from 7 to 15 November 2014. Our South African Team achieved remarkable success in these events. They ranked 7th position on the medal tally, competing against 21 countries, bringing home 20 Medals (3 Gold, 5 Silver, 12 Bronze). One of these […]

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The ultimate Karoo Experience

    A great Karoo adventure will take place on 4 – 6 October 2014 on the farm Fairview near Middelburg, Cape. The Lormar Tour which includes the whole family, concentrates on relaxation, the vibe and beautiful scenery.   First on the programme will be a night ride of 20 km where an exquisite Karoo […]

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Cradock’s roadside artists

lthough the Internet tells us that wire art dates back to the Second Dynasty in Egypt and the Bronze and Iron ages in Europe, we in Cradock are adamant that miniature windmills were first created by craftsmen in our area.   Basil Mills, Education Officer at the National English Museum in Grahamstown who did some […]

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Country Inn

Anyone interested in taking a walk into the past of Middelburg must make sure to pay a visit to Country Inn. This well-known landmark, originally known as Commercial Hotel, dates back to the 19th century.  It forms an integral part of the proud tradition of Middelburg. Its claim to fame is that it is the […]

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GDE Leather

Busy as a bee – that is an apt description of Engela Kruger. Meet her at her factory, GDE Leather, in Meintjies Street, Middelburg. Her mascot, a fiery stallion, guards the entrance. On a guided tour through the factory the visitors become aware of the variety of goods that are manufactured there. As the name […]

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Schreiner family Reunion

he Schreiner family are joining us in Cradock in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of their progenitor, Gottlob Schreiner, Olive’s father, the Schreiner family is holding a reunion in Cradock starting on Friday 4 July and running through until Sunday 6 July 2014.  The organiser of the event is Dr William Bates, who is a […]

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Randall Wicomb

Randall Wicomb is one of the great names that every South African recognizes.  Randall has been in the South African music business for many years now.  The numerous CD’s he has released is only a small part of the legacy Randall Wicomb will leave behind. Randall has put music to some of the best known Afrikaans […]

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KAROO PARLIAMENT

  5/6 NOVEMBER 2014, VUSUBUNTU CENTRE CRADOCK, EASTERN CAPE KAROO PARLIAMENT The second Sitting of the Karoo Parliament will be taking place in Cradock, on 5th – 6th of November 2014. The focus this year is strongly on real action and initiatives, building on projects that have already started in the Karoo, and which need […]

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