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Olive Schreiner House, Cradock, Karoo, Eastern Cape.

The novelist whose most famous work, “Story of an African Farm” gives a glimpse of life in the drier parts of the Eastern Cape at the turn of the century lived in Cradock. Her restored home is now a museum. A strong and talented woman, she was a pacifist and humanist and, on many occasions, spoke her mind – even to powerful figures such as Cecil John Rhodes. He disagreed on almost all points of view but remained friends. You may do a short day walk on the farm where she is buried in addition to visiting her home.  Cradock is on the N10 northeast of Port Elizabeth, which is close to the intersection of the N2 with the N10.  The Great Fish River passes through Cradock. ADOlive

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