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 ...

The Sutherland Graveyards

Where? Sutherland
If you are a historian or have an interest in graves of the Anglo Boer War then the Sutherland graveyards will hold an interest for you. The graveyards are unique for their gravestones etched using handmade ...

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 ...

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

Where? Colesberg
The charm-filled Colesberg-Kemper Museum celebrates this small town in the Northern Cape Province by effectively combining its historical import with its modern-day identity. This museum is not only about ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Enjoy the Ria Huysamen Aloe Garden

Where? Prieska
During the Anglo-Boer War a British fort was built from raw semi-precious stones found in the Prieska region, called Tiger Eye. The fort standing on a hilltop overlooks Prieska; the hillside is the Ria ...

Sutherland Musuems and Memorials

Where? Sutherland
A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only museum and the house dates back to 1861. ...

Groenvlei Muishoek MTB Route

Where? Richmond
This intermediate mountain biking route is set over farm lands and tracks, it is about 18 to 55 kilometers long depending on the route you take. You should be able to complete the route in 3 to 4 hours. ...

Horse & Mill Pub & Restaurant

Where? Colesberg
The Horse and Mill English style Pub and Restaurant is a beautifully restored Coach House with a real Horse Mill inside. It was built in 1840. The horsemill was erected on the farm “Sewefontein” in 1891. It ...

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 ...

Karoo Gariep Conservancy MTB Route

Where? Hanover
This a great ride for anyone, whether you are a beginner or experienced mountain biker. Starting at the New Holme Karoo Guestfarm, you will ride through various terrain, with sand, plains, rocks and ...

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, ...

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 ...

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