Activities and Attractions

By: Calvinia Hotel  04-19-2013
Keywords: business accommodation, Vacation Lodging, tourist accommodation


  • 4×4 Routes: There are various routes, some steep in Anglo Boer War history, along the escarpment with picturesque views and San paintings, or      along the riverbed with huge Namaqua fig trees clinging to the rock surfaces. A must during spring when thick carpets of flowers adorn the countryside.
  • Akkerendam Nature Reserve:  Offering walks for the fit or the frail. Afford you to take in the magnificent scenery, study the Sterboom and up to 65 species of birds.
  • Dutch Reformed Church:  Design by Gaysford, a Potchefstroom architect, the church is in neo-gothic style and cost 1,200 pounds to build.
  • Grave of Abraham Esau:  Anglo-Boer War martyr
  • Museum:  House in the art deco Old Synagogue built in 1920, exhibits portray the lives of the early European settlers. A cedarwoodhorsemill and old locomotive train relate the history of the area.
  • Spring Flowers:  Durning the Flower Season (September – October) each year, up-to-date maps direct flower-lovers to the best shows.
  • Hantam Meat Festival:  (Last week-end in August) A local farmers festival
  •  Well known all over Southern Africa.

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t is the region’s key growth point and one of the country’s largest wool-producing areas. Calvinia enjoys 80% starlight and the night sky is an attraction for many city-dwellers and astronomers. The Calvinia Hotel was formally known as the Hantam Hotel and in the olden days The Royal Hotel. On Wednesday 28th April 1926 a banquet was held in the Royal Hotel in honour of the visit of the Earl of Athlone and HRH Princess Alice to the town






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