By: Calvinia Hotel  04-19-2013
Keywords: Meat, Festivals, Fun, Flowers

LOWER SEASON & HANTAM MEAT FESTIVAL: (August – September 2013)

The Hantam Vleisfees (Meat festival) is an annual event which is held in Calvinia in the Northern Cape and the small but beautiful town comes alive with festivities. The first Vleisfees was held in 1990 and has grown bigger and better each year.

It is a popular event with music concerts and street parties and the popular Miss Vleisfees competition. The festival has a farm-animal expo, lots of farm products for sale such as fresh milk, butter , cheese and lots of delicious foods from braais, stews and potjies to mention only a few.
A must experience for the whole family.


Keywords: Meat, Festivals, Fun, Flowers

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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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