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
The small Northern Cape town of Calvinia may not be a buzzing urban hub of glitz and glamour, but it certainly has its own quaint appeal. And, part of this is its quirky post box. This isn’t any ordinary ...

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 ...

Stargazing at Sterland

Where? Sutherland
Sterland, just outside of Sutherland has stargazing sessions every night, with the cold air providing excellent viewing of the Milky Way. The show starts at 8pm and lasts just over two hours. An indoor ...

Visit The Rugby Addict

Where? Hanover
If you too are a rugby fanatic, you should visit Barry Naude’s extravagant collection. Since the age of 10 he has been collecting books, jerseys, photos, blazers, badges, signed balls, flags and so much more. ...

Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Where? Colesberg
Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant in Colesberg offers an authentic Karoo lifestyle and gastronomic experience. The Restaurant occupies the spacious and original building that was once the home of the ...

Adventure Kayaking at Vanderkloof Dam

Where? Vanderkloof
Adrenalin rushing kayak trip or a relaxing adventure? Groups of between 8 and 18 can have the time of their life - Build Memories by either going on the Vanderkloof Dam or the Orange River from the Vanderkloof ...

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Where? Richmond
Housed in what was formerly, in the 1800’s, a school and boarding house, and more recently a cabinet maker’s workshops and residence, is the very unique Horse Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Touch Of Karoo Madness Pub & Grub

Where? Hanover
A Touch of Karoo Madness Pub and Grub is the perfect place to go for a good old traditional pub meal. The oldie worldie pub is decorated beautifully and contains quirky art and a number of antiques. The ...

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Where? Calvinia
Tucked away in the Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is the small town of Loeriesfontein, next to Calvinia. Here you will find an unusual open air museum. On your approach to the town you will notice the flat ...

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 ...

Transkaroo Hiking Trail

Where? Colesberg
Start: farm near the village of Noupoort, 40 km from Colesberg Finish: back at the farm; the hike is circular Duration: 3 days, 42 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: neither mid-summer nor mid-winter are ...

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 ...

Oorlogskloof Papkuilsfontein MTB Route

Where? Nieuwoudtville
Explore the rocky, rugged terrain, gorges and gravel roads that run all through the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve. Joining the reserve is the Papkuilsfontein Farm, which is just as exciting to ride through. ...

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 ...

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