Calvinia Accommodatie

Calvinia is a town located just over 300 kilometres from Cape Town. You can get there by following the R27 road from Cape Town up the West Coast into the Northern Cape. It lies in the Hantam region of the province, at the foot of the majestic Hantam Mountains and along the banks of the Oorlogskloof (War Ravine) River.

Calvinia is a quiet dorpie (small town) in the heart of the Great Karoo - a vast semi-arid land dotted with small shrubs, red rocks and an expanse of sky that will set your imagination wondering for days. As a result of being an a semi-desert, the climate is quite arid, with warm to hot summers sometimes reaching 40C (December-March) and cool to icy winters (May-July) where the temperature has been known to drop to -8C, with snow occurring regularly.

The town gets its name from the French religious reformer Jean Calvin. It was inaugurated as Calvinia in 1851 and was announced a municipality in 1904. In some respects, not much has changed in the time between Calvinia's establishment and today. The landscape certainly hasn't changed much and is as starkly beautiful today as it ever was. The economy's driving force too has remained unchanged with sheep, particularly merino, and cattle farming taking centre stage.

While Calvinia is more the sort of place one goes to ponder life and admire the stars there are a couple of attractions. The Calvinia Museum for one, which showcases the lives of the early European settlers in the area, is interesting not only for its contents, but also for its home in a repurposed art-deco style synagogue.

Just north of town the Akkerendam Nature Reserve is an excellent place to view the carpet of Namaqualand flowers which burst into life each August, while 2 hiking trails within the reserve traverse the Hantam Mountains for those after a little more physical activity.

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Kleinplasie Guesthouse
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Kleinplasie Guesthouse is situated on a beautiful smallholding just 2km outside of the town of Calvinia in Hantam in the Northern Cape. The original farm buildings which are more than a 100 years old ... Lees verder

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Carmel Villa
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Carmel Villa is a Guest House with Victorian flair built in 1904 with a great romantic history based in Calvinia, Northern Cape. Come and join us and experience the old fashioned charm which is rar... Lees verder

 
Ymansdam Camping & Self Catering
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Guests can choose between four campsites that also have ablution facilities. Please note that tents are not provided and guests have to bring their own. At night guests can relax around the camp fire ... Lees verder

 
Kleinplasie Camping site
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. There are two ablution facilities each with their own shower, basin and wc. Outside you will find a sink. . There is electricity. . Portable braai so that you can enjoy the views from differe... Lees verder

 
Calvinia Hotel

Calvinia Hotel

Vanaf R750* Kamer

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Calvinia Hotel offers various luxurious rooms and accommodation with single-, twin-, double- and family rooms. Calvinia Hotel is equipped with split unit aircons, free Wi-Fi, selected DSTV, tea/cof... Lees verder

 
Tarantula Guest House

Vanaf R340 PPS


Tarantula offers the ideal location for both privacy and relaxation. We are situated on the outskirts of Calvinia, with a spectacular view of the Hantam Mountains, yet within walking distance of the c... Lees verder

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Enjo Nature Farm
105.8 km

Vanaf R100 PPS


Enjo Nature Farm is a pet friendly guest farm situated far from the main tourist tracks in the wild and unspoiled Biedouw Valley. It is located approximately 65kms from Clanwilliam, in South Africa's ... Lees verder

 
Casablanca Overnight & Camping
111.8 km

Vanaf R600* Kamer


We are located in the small Bushmanland town of Brandvlei in the Northern Cape, approximately 150km North of Calvinia and 150km South of Kenhardt, along the R27 on route from Cape Town to Upington and... Lees verder

 
Namaqua Lodge
113.4 km

Vanaf R325 PPS


Our central location means we are also popular with travellers doing business in the Matzikama and Namaqualand area. Nearby towns around Vanrhynsdorp include: Nieuwoudtville, Vredendal, Klawer, Lutzvi... Lees verder

 
Aant Dorpseind
113.9 km

Vanaf R400 PPS


Aant Dorpseind viewed from the street, behind security gate, plenty of safe parking and wheelchair friendly. Twin beds in each studio cottage, high quality linen with en-suite bathroom. relax b... Lees verder

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Calvinia Recensies

Calvinia Accommodatie scoort 4.6 / 5 op basis van 17 beoordelingen van gasten die boeken met Sleeping-OUT.

Calvinia
Sleepy little town close to the Hantam mountains where the people are welcoming and friendly. Home of the Tankwa Camino which was the most awesome experience of my life.
- Karen Kennedy

Calvinia
Windy and very dry
- Johan Kruger

Calvinia
I will always love Calvinia and it's people
- Elma Venter

Calvinia
For us it was merely a stop over place. Might be nice in flower season.
- Sally Frohlich

Calvinia
Wonderful flowers in the district and Nieuwoudtville.
- Tommie Snibbe

Calvinia
Oulike dorp

- Linda Bekker

Calvinia
Just beautiful!!!
- Clive Corlett

Calvinia
Clean, old fashioned, friendly
- Heather Hough

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