About Caledon

Caledon is situated in Cape Overberg, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Western Cape DestinationsCaledon, Cape Overberg

Set against the backdrop of the Swartberg, surrounded by fields of barley and wheat, is the little town of Caledon, just 110 km east of Cape Town.

Caledon is famous for its hot springs, discovered by the early Khoi-Khoi people before the Europeans attributed healing properties to the iron-rich waters and opened a sick house and later a sanatorium, which was destroyed by fire. The seven springs, one of which is cold and the other six thermal, are warmed by contact with rocks heated by pressure deep under the ground to a steady temperature of 49.5° Celsius. Interestingly, the waters of Caledon are also free of any organic matter and when submitted, in 1893, to the Chicago World Fair, they were awarded first prize as the world’s top quality mineral waters.

The Caledon wild flower garden is world-renowned and forms part of a reserve at the entrance to Venster Kloof, so called because of an interesting rock, which looks like a window.

The Caledon garden has an annual show during September at the time of year that best displays the abundant array of indigenous wild flowers that bloom in this season.

You can hike through the Nature Reserve to experience the indigenous fynbos vegetation, indigenous trees, prolific bird life and flowers, as well as the gorgeous mountain views of the Swartberg.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Caledon

Barton Villas

Self Catering

Barton Villas

Barton Farm, with its seven units (5 Tuscan style self-catering holiday villas and 2 cottages), is located near Botriver ... more

Swaynekloof Farm

Self Catering

Swaynekloof Farm

Swaynekloof Farm offers a range of self catering units. The farm has small dams where you can fish, a river where you can ... more

Beaumont Family Wines

Self Catering

Beaumont Family Wines

Beaumont Family Wines is situated on a working wine and fruit farm and offers accommodation in two self-catering ... more

Reviews of Caledon

Great for a weekend getaway! Enjoyred the scenery, hiking, nature, great views and is just a hop and a skip from Hermanus if you want to see the...

Kevin, Randburg

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