In the 'hood, Calitzdorp as a destination

The typical little Karoo town of Calitzdorp lies on Route 62, about four hours drive from Cape Town and roughly half way to Port Elizabeth. Calitzdorp is renowned in its own right for a number of reasons, not least of which is its bona fide Klein Karoo character. The little town is home to a variety of quaint lodges, guest farms and B&Bs in the Karoo; where the pace is slower and the landscapes ... cont.

Groenfontein Farm, Calitzdorp, Klein Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to The Retreat At Groenfontein

After Barrydale and Ladismith on the R62, turn left in Calitzdorp at the Groenfontein sign. Carry on past the Calitzdorp Dam and after 19km turn left towards the Retreat at Groenfontein. Travel for 1,5km. Coming from Oudtshoorn on the R62 turn right after 30kms at the Kruisrivier turnoff, and again right after 6 kms towards Cango Caves. After 10,7km pass the turnoff to Cango Caves and carry on another 10,6km to Groenfontein Retreat turnoff. Turn right and travel another 1,5km before reaching the Retreat.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (20 km)
  • Grocery Store (20 km)
  • Internet Caf (20 km)
  • Post Office (20 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (20 km)
  • Business Services (60 km)
  • Car Hire (60 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (60 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (60 km)
  • Laundromat (60 km)
  • Shopping Mall (60 km)
  • Airport (150 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cycling paths
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting

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