Things To Do in Calvinia

Calvinia is situated in the Upper Karoo, in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Oorlogskloof Rameron Pigeon Trail

Where? Nieuwoudtville
Start: Groot Tuin, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Finish: Groot Tuin Duration: 4 – 7 days, 53 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: pack a field guide to the area for the wild flowers The Rameron Pigeon ...

Calvinia Museum

Where? Calvinia
Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a ...

Calvinia Post Box

Where? Calvinia
Calvinia has a really big post box. Set on the right as you enter the town it stands six feet high and was originally a water tower. Officially 'opened' in 1994, the Post Box is Calvinia's most photographed ...

Die Blou Nartjie

Where? Calvinia
Die Blou Nartjie is a fabulous restaurant housed within an old synagogue that has been revamped. It has been designed so that it is open plan and allows a peek into the kitchen in anticipation of your tasty ...

Hantam Huis Restaurant

Where? Calvinia
Hantam Huis Restaurant is nestled in Calvinia, a little town in the Northern Cape Province that exudes a unique history and charm. This same elegance pervades the restaurant, which is situated in a building ...

Oorlogskloof Rock Pigeon Hiking Trail

Where? Nieuwoudtville
Start: Groot Tuin, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Finish: Groot Tuin Duration: 55 km over 5 days Fitness: fit, the course has been designed to tax the average hiker Our tip: you can combine day one and two, ...

R354 Sutherland to Matjiesfontein

Where? Sutherland
The tarred R354 between Matjiesfontein and Sutherland (110km) is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Western Cape. It’s also one of the best-kept-secrets, known only by those who head en masse to ...

Tankwa Camino

Where? Calvinia
South Africa's version of the Spanish Camino Santiago, the Tankwa Camino is a long and demanding 10-day trek through the Karoo that introduces people to this incredibly beautiful part of the country. Which ...

Williston Mall

Where? Williston
The Williston Mall is one of the most visited places in Williston. Here you will find an out of the ordinary place to shop, eat and stretch your legs. At Williston Mall you will find a fully licensed pub as ...

Oorlogskloof Rameron Pigeon Trail

Where? Nieuwoudtville
Start: Groot Tuin, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Finish: Groot Tuin Duration: 4 – 7 days, 53 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: pack a field guide to the area for the wild flowers The Rameron Pigeon ...

Sutherland Star Gazing Trip

Where? Sutherland
We depart late afternoon directly to Sutherland passing over the mountainous landscape turning into the flat Karoo once past Matroosberg. One of the most picturesque views is the plateau before Sutherland ...

Die Kleipot Restaurant

Where? Colesberg
With home grown veggies and fresh local produce, Die Kleipot has a winning combination for and exciting and varied menu. There are often specials and one of the popular dishes consists of warthog loin and ...

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis

Where? Richmond
At the Vetmuis Plaaskombuis a National Heritage Building, and typical Karoo dwelling with thick walls and yellowwood floors, freshly prepared 'Kontrei Kos' (hearty country meals) are served. Indulge in ...

Map - Modern Art Project

Where? Richmond
The modern art project, more commonly known as Map, was founded by Harrie Siertsema, a patron of the arts, and Abrie Fourie, a well known artist and curator, in 2005. The impetus behind the project is not ...

Visit the Apollo Theatre

Where? Victoria West
Please Note: The Apollo Theatre has closed. This article is displayed for historical purposes only. The Apollo Theatre was one of the only remaining art deco theatres still in use. Hosting the annual ...

Cluster d' Hote

Where? Sutherland
Tantalize your taste buds at the Cluster d’ Hote Restaurant in Sutherland and enjoy sumptuous meals that will entice you to return. Try the wood fired pizza with incredible toppings, such as bacon, blue ...

Ant Tiek

Where? Victoria West
Visit Ant Tiek, a charming little antique shop which stocks old furniture from the Karoo, including cottage furniture. A variety of glass and porcelain is also on sale, as well as old books and sets of ...

Tankwa Camino

Where? Calvinia
South Africa's version of the Spanish Camino Santiago, the Tankwa Camino is a long and demanding 10-day trek through the Karoo that introduces people to this incredibly beautiful part of the country. Which ...

Walking Tour of Colesberg

Where? Colesberg
Do a walking tour of Colesberg and learn about the history of this delightful Karoo town. Many of Colesberg’s original buildings are fine examples of early Karoo architecture - you will discover many beautiful ...

SA Astronomical Observatory

Where? Sutherland, Upper Karoo
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly ...

Visit The Spider Lady

Where? Hanover
If you are into the creepy crawly, then you should visit the spider lady. Marie de Jager has a love for eight legged creatures and has transformed her house into a living museum. She has learnt a lot about ...

Hiking in Rolfontein Reserve

Where? Vanderkloof
Rolfontein Nature Reserve has been in existance for more than 40 years. The over 8000ha reserve surrounds the town of Vanderkloof from which the main gate can be entered. There are lovely hiking trails but ...

Die Blou Nartjie

Where? Calvinia
Die Blou Nartjie is a fabulous restaurant housed within an old synagogue that has been revamped. It has been designed so that it is open plan and allows a peek into the kitchen in anticipation of your tasty ...

Perlman House Pub & Restaurant

Where? Sutherland
Perlman House Pub and Restaurant, situated in the main road of Sutherland in a historic 19th century “Dorpshuis” started business in 2007. Since then we have built a solid reputation for service, price and ...

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