Calvinia, Hantam Karoo - Things to do
OVERVIEW:This organisation can assist you with all tourism information and inquiries about the Hantam, Karoo Hoogland and Namakwa areas.
Founded in 1851 on the stunning Oorlogskloof River and named after religious reformer John Calvin, Calvinia lies at the foot of the dolerite-topped Hantam Mountains (Hantam being a Khoi word meaning "˜where the red bulbs grow').
It is the region's key growthpoint and one of the country's largest wool-producing areas. Like Sutherland, Calvinia enjoys 80% starlight and the night sky is as much an attraction for city-dwellers and astronomers as the rare sterboom is for botanists and horticulturalists.
Accommodation near Calvinia, Hantam Karoo
At this accommodation in Calvinia, expect a warm welcome and proper South African country hospitality. The Calvinia Hotel has twenty-five bedrooms that have en suite bathrooms with showers. Accommodation: There are eighteen air conditioned rooms and seven rooms with fans at this Calvinia accommodation. All bedrooms have an en suite bathroom and come in either Single Room or Twin/Double Room ...
At the foot of the Hantam Mountains of the Karoo, lies this Calvinia accommodation. Cradled in the heart of Hantam in the Karoo, Calvinia Guest house and BnB is at the cusp of a place that harbours a rich tapestry of Khoi-san roots and culture. It is a culture that is threaded into the Karoo, one that is still dear to some of the locals that share ancestry with the Khoi san people. Calvinia Guest House ...
Calvinia holds no reservations when it comes to its tourist's attractions and to complete that, accommodation in Calvinia has also been blessed with the best Guest houses and BnB's. And when you hear a name like Jo's Guest House you know immediately that you are staying in a place that is as friendly as the name sounds, it is the guy next door and practically a home away from home. ...
Die Blou Nartjie Guest House and Restaurant - Calvinia, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House+ more details
Die Blou Nartjie Guest House's Main building was built in the year 1820 and is situated in the historical and picturesque town of Calvinia in the Hantam Karoo region. There are eight bedrooms available at this Calvinia accommodation, which are modern, spacious and luxurious. The bedrooms are modern and have en suite bathrooms, TV with 10-channel DSTV, air conditioning and tea and coffee facilities. ...
Rolbos B&B and Self- Catering - Calvinia, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering+ more details
At Rolbos Guesthouse you will experience true South African hospitality and service; a home away from home; a real oasis that offers personal service. Our lovely rooms provide an air of luxury and comfort that makes our establishment an ideal business and leisure destination. Accommodation in Calvinia at Rolbos Guesthouse is the perfect overnight stop along the R27 Route. We offer a Bed and Breakfast ...
Sutherland Guesthouse offers you warm, friendly accommodation in Sutherland. The little town is situated in the Northern Cape in the Karoo region. It is also known for the South African Astronomical Observatory, situated 18km out of town. We have 1 En-suite double bed room. Bath and shower. 1 Double room with own bathroom. 1 Self Catering Apartment - Room with double bed and 1 single bed ...
Kambrokind B&B started 10 years ago with only one en suite room. We now have expanded to four different houses with 14 rooms in total. We also offer a coffee shop Halley-Se-Kom-Eet. Piet se Eetplek is open at 6pm for supper every night. Regular stargazing takes place almost every night. Veld Plant Walking trails (3-15km) where plants are numbered and listed is available as well as a 12km ...
Williston B&B and Self Catering - Williston, Backpackers Lodges, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering+ more details
Williston B&B and Self Catering is located at the starting point of the Zakriver Meander, within walking distance of banks, shops and restaurants. Come and experience the hospitality of the Karoo. We have double and single bedrooms, as well as self-catering units. All linen and towels are provided and shady on-site parking and barbecue facilities are also available. In addition, home-cooked ...
Die Kuierhoekie is the ideal place to stop after a long road trip. Come and enjoy a private garden and braai in the Lapa. WE OFFER: - Secure parking - A private entrance - Breakfast on request - Safe environment - TV in rooms If you prefer privacy, this is just the place for you. Trips can also be arranged to the town's tourist attractions or to the Karoo sheep farms. Make Die Kuierhoekie ...
In the hands of the Hantam Karoo, lies a Williston accommodation that is artistic, enchanting and African inspired. The Ark and Williston Mall echoes a museum or piece from the timeline of the deep roots of the Cape Karoo people. The BnB and self-catering friendly Ark and Williston Mall is both affordable and friendly. The 13 rooms of this Williston masterpiece accommodates up to 30 guests. The ...
Things to do near Calvinia, Hantam Karoo
This organisation can assist you with all tourism information and inquiries about the Hantam, Karoo Hoogland and Namakwa areas. Founded in 1851 on the stunning Oorlogskloof River and named after religious reformer John Calvin, Calvinia lies at the foot of the dolerite-topped Hantam Mountains (Hantam being a Khoi word meaning "˜where the red bulbs grow'). It is the region's key ...
Hantamkraal Restaurant is already very popular with guests. This unique 60-seater open-fire restaurant prides itself on its traditional cooking finesse, which includes the best tripe and bobotie in Namakwaland, lamb pie baked in tin cups and delicious baked puddings. Hantamkraal also offers a catering and full event-management service for functions up to 2 000 people. ...
120km north of Matjiesfontein (turn-off from the N1) on the R354 and approximately 135km south of Calvinia. Established in 1858 and named after a prominent Worcester cleric, Reverend Henry Sutherland, the town on the Roggeveld Plateau 1 450m above sea level is known for its brilliant night skies and cold, biting winters, known to be the coldest place in SA. The "˜sterboom' (star tree), ...
Williston is situated on the beds of the Zak River, a seasonal river where unique riverbed irrigation is practiced, similar to that at the Nile River in Egypt. There is a fantastic but eerie reason to visit Williston: a Tombstone Route, showcasing an exceptional form of art - stone cutting. Nowhere will one find more beautiful and fascinating tombstones than here. Tombstone-making became a ...
Carnarvon and surrounds charm visitors with magnetic hospitality, good traditional food, a history steeped in land conflict and mission work (mostly Rhenish missionary history). The former, combined with unique architecture, hundreds of windmills and vistas of flat topped hills, gave Carnarvon and district a unique charm that lures visitors to experience all of this in the peace and quiet ...
Onse Koffiehuis is a coffee shop and a restaurant that prepares traditional Karoo meals. They can host corporate functions and cater for up to 250 people. Onse Koffiehuis Restaurant is also the Tourism Information center of Carnavon, where you can make your accommodation bookings with ease. ...
Nieuwoudtville is known for its unique vegetation, with the biggest variety of indigenous bulbous plants in the world, and the 100m high Nieuwoudtville Falls on the Doring River. A small town, its warm, sandstone buildings shelter in a well-treed hollow in a flat landscape covered by wheat, heather and proteas. Eight kilometres west of town, Vanrhyns Pass offers majestic views over the Knersvlakte ...
Loeriesfontein is a small town in the Northern Cape of South Africa. It falls within what is known as the Hantam region. Some believe that the town was named after the song of the Knysna loerie (a bird) that used to frequent the neighbourhood but there is disagreement as to whether any Knysna loeries ever nested in the area. Another explanation is that the town was named after a travelling ...
Map of Calvinia Tourism in Calvinia, Hantam Karoo+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 19° 26' 33.4" E / 30° 57' 6.4" S
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Directions to Calvinia Tourism in Calvinia, Hantam Karoo
|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: 37 Aviation Crescent, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 10.1 km / Duration: 5 hours 19 mins|
|1.||Head south||0.1 km|
|2.||Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd||0.9 km|
|3.||Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd||48 m|
|4.||Turn left onto Airport Approach Rd||1.4 km|
|5.||Keep right to stay on Airport Approach Rd||0.2 km|
|6.||Merge onto Settlers Wy/N2 via the ramp to Cape Town||2.9 km|
|7.||Take exit 14 for M7/Vanguard Drive toward Bonteheuwel||0.7 km|
|8.||Turn right onto Vanguard Dr||8.0 km|
|9.||Continue onto N7|
Go through 1 roundabout
|10.||Take the R27 exit on the right toward Vredendal/Vanrhynsdorp/Calvinia||0.3 km|
|11.||Turn left onto Riebeek St/R27||0.6 km|
|12.||Turn left onto Namaqualand St/R27||64 m|
|13.||Take the 1st right onto R27||0.6 km|
|14.||Turn left to stay on R27||49.5 km|
|15.||Turn left toward R357||53.6 km|
|16.||Continue straight onto R357||10.1 km|
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Things to do near Calvinia, Hantam Karoo
|Calvinia, Hantam Karoo »||Current||Current|
|Nieuwoudtville, Hantam Karoo »||1 hour 0 mins||70.1 km|
|Loeriesfontein, Hantam Karoo »||1 hour 9 mins||81.2 km|
|Williston, Hantam Karoo »||1 hour 40 mins||116 km|
|Sutherland, Hantam Karoo »||2 hours 17 mins||161 km|
|Carnarvon, Hantam Karoo »||3 hours 29 mins||245 km|