https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3RSDarfkvvV3IBAbdp0utQhttps://sacoronavirus.co.za/http://www.im-info.co.za/http://www.integrated-marketing.co.za/

Calvinia

Calvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalviniaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South Africa
Calvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalviniaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South Africa

 

Geography and History

The Karoo town of Calvinia lies in South Africa's largest province, the Northern Cape, about halfway between Cape Town and Upington. Here in this gem of a town the people are still real, you can stop a stranger to ask directions, or sometimes just to chat. In Calvinia you can allow yourself to be "transported" to the past without being deprived of all the modern comforts.

In Calvinia you can relax and in peace and quiet, where the past and present are intertwined. This is a land where, 250 million years ago, prehistoric dinosaurs roamed the earth, leaving unique flora, fauna, geology and paleontology in harmony with the infinite universe.

 

Activities

Akkerendam Nature Reserve with two hiking trails which allows you an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent scenery, study the sterboom and up to 65 species of birds.

Spring flowers for nature lovers and the ever popular Meat Festival at the end of August.

The Calvinia Museum in Church Street is housed in the old synagogue. The museum illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa.

The Calvinia Museum also houses the Calvinia Tourism Office which arranges local walks and activities.

Travellers often use the town as a halfway / overnight stop along the R27 route. Visitors are invited to spend a day or two hiking, sight-seeing or bird watching.

The tourism season peaks during August and September when it is flower time!

The Hantam mountain range dominates the town of Calvinia. Hantam is the Khoi word for “the mountain where the red bulbs” grow.

 

Accommodation

Calvinia offers a range of accommodation options including Guesthouses, B&B's, Self Catering and farm stays.

 

Photos courtesy of "Karoo Images Photo Library"Karoo Images photo Library is owner run by Steve Moseley and Brent Naude-Moseley, and is based in Loxton, a tiny village in the heart of the Great Karoo. Steve and Brent have been exploring and photographing the arid regions of South Africa for the past twelve years. Their library specialises in images of the Great Karoo, Little Karoo, Kalahari, Namaqualand, and Richtersveld, and also covers the Overberg and Garden Route regions. Samples of the images available can be viewed at www.karooimages.co.za.

 

 

Calvinia Tourism Office Information
Web address: https://www.namakwa-dm.gov.za/tourism/
Telephone: +27 (0) 27 341 8100
E-mail: tourismcalv@namakwa-dm.gov.za
Address: 19 Pastorie street
Calvinia
8190
CalviniaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South AfricaCalvinia, in the Northern Cape, South Africa

Latest Listings - View All

ARROW COFFEE ROASTERS

ARROW COFFEE ROASTERS

Arrow Coffee Roasters - Artisan Micro Roastery near Sedgefield, Garden Route, South Africa An Artisan Coffee Roastery based on the beautiful Garden Ro...
Read More
RAPTORS TRAVEL AGENCY

RAPTORS TRAVEL AGENCY

RAPTORS TRAVEL AGENCY - Personalised Service for Corporate and Leisure Travel Clients Worldwide Raptors Travel goes the extra mile, making all of your travel ar...
Read More
ALAN TOURS, SOUTH AFRICA

ALAN TOURS, SOUTH AFRICA

Alan Tours - Personalised South African Wildlife, Nature, Historical and Adventure Tours & Safaris ALAN TOURS is a family owned tour company based in t...
Read More
AutoFin Assist - Vehicle Finance Assistance

AutoFin Assist - Vehicle Finance Assistance

AutoFin Assist - Vehicle Finance Assistance across South Africa It is our job at Autofin Assist to put you in the driver’s seat of your finances.  Wh...
Read More
PAPKUILSFONTEIN GUEST FARM, NIEUWOUDTVILLE

PAPKUILSFONTEIN GUEST FARM, NIEUWOUDTVILLE

Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm - Self Catering Farm Style Accommodation and Camping in Nieuwoudtville, Namakwa Region, Northern Cape Welcome to Papkuilsfontein...
Read More
CALVINIA SELF CATERING COTTAGE

CALVINIA SELF CATERING COTTAGE

Self Catering Cottage in Calvinia, Namakwa Region, Karoo, Northern Cape This is a two bedroom unit, bathroom and small kitchen, free fibre wifi, safe parking, b...
Read More
PHOTO WORKSHOP

PHOTO WORKSHOP

Photo Workshop COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO Photo Workshop offers a range of commercial photographic and video services and have done work for many client...
Read More

Latest Articles - View All

Calvinia in the Northern Cape of South Africa

Calvinia in the Northern Cape of South Africa

Calvinia in the Northern Cape of South Africa Calvinia was founded on the Farm-'Hoogekraal', in 1845. T...
Read More
Discovering the Beauty and Diversity of Namaqualand

Discovering the Beauty and Diversity of Namaqualand

  Discovering the Beauty and Diversity of Namaqualand Are you adventurous and appreciate the rarities of life? ...
Read More
Travel the Northern Cape With a Self Drive Tour

Travel the Northern Cape With a Self Drive Tour

Travel the Northern Cape With a Self-Drive Tour Because it is such a vast area, the best way to explore it is by hiring a vehicl...
Read More
Northern Cape Tourism celebrates culture and heritage with Namakwa region

Northern Cape Tourism celebrates culture and heritage with Namakwa region

Celebrating Nama heritage The Namaqualand region together with the Northern Cape Tourism Authority closed the H...
Read More