Calitzdorp has varied accommodations ranging from luxury to rustic, from Glamping to camping, and from village to rural.
In the Village
These accommodations are found within the village itself. Included are:
(Self-Catering) Cottages - On the R62.
Anna Sophia - Anna Sophia offers affordable, neat and clean accommodation in a rustic country atmosphere, keeping with the Karoo town of Calitzdorp theme. The cottages are the perfect place for the weary traveller to unwind and relax while traversing the famous Route 62.
Accommodation comprises 4 fully equipped air-conditioned or fanned cottages. 1 family unit sleeping 5 (with double bunk), 1 unit sleeping 3 and two units each sleeping 4.
(Self Catering) - In the Village
Atara Cottage - A quaint two bedroom cottage, situated in a pretty little garden in the heart of Carlitzdorp. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation ideal for a family or contract workers looking for a self-catering destination. The cottage has two comfortably furnished bedrooms with bedding provided, and there is a TV in each bedroom. Outside guests will find a peaceful garden with braai facilities and a picnic table under the trees.
Pet Friendly (Arrange prior to arrival)
(Self Catering) - In the Village
De Wawielhuis - Self Catering. De Wawielhuis offers accommodation in a house and 2 cottages, that can booked together, or as a whole for family gateherings, weddings or larger groups. The house comprises 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a kitchen, a lounge and dining room and braai area. The house is furnished with old antique furniture. The cottages each contain a bedroom, a shower ensuite, a kitchen and a covered patio area. Both the house and cottages are fully furnished and fitted with all necessary utensils. The establishment is fully walled with a 2 meter brick wall and has a motorised gate and shade parking. Come and enjoy the clean air and tranquility.
Guest House (In the Village)
Die Dorpshuis - Die Dorpshuis is centrally situated in Calitzdorp a quaint little town on ROUTE 62, nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, Western Cape. Die Dorpshuis was built in the late 1800's as a prestige residence for an unknown person. Since then it was extended and became the residence and surgery for the dorp's doctors and eventually the home to a local school master. Come and have the most relaxing stay at our B&B in beautifully decorated, comfortable en-suite rooms with DSTV. A warm atmosphere is created by Oregon floors and fireplaces. The garden, described by a guest as 'a little farm glen', is our pride, and is rounded off with an azure pool and braai area.
(B&B) - In the Village
Die Handelshuis Guest House - is a historic building built in the late 1800s in the charming village centre of Calitzdorp. The building houses a coffee shop, a clothing store, a gift shop and comfortable accommodation for a small family. The Green Room has a spacious open-plan design and can accommodate three people. The room has an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony leading out into the treetops. The Reed Room can accommodate 3 people. The room backs onto the lei-water canal, the gentle sound of which lulls people into soothing relaxation. It has 1 room with double bed and en-suite bathroom, and a second room with a single bed. There is safe parking behind large gates and guests can enjoy breakfast in our charming restaurant. Guests can enjoy horse riding, birdwatching and hiking in the nearby reserves.
(Guest House) - In the Village
Port Wine Guest House -This stylish 1830 homestead is centrally situated in the heart of the port capital of South Africa, Calitzdorp, overlooking port vineyards and within walking distance of all the wineries, galleries, shops and the museum in town.
The thatch roof homestead in Karoo and Victorian architecture has large vine-covered patios, where you can enjoy the Karoo sunsets, scrumptious dinners and breakfasts. Relax in the lush garden, including a fragrant rose garden, or by the sparkling pool.
(Hotel) - In the Village (Feature)
The Queen of Calitzdorp - This over a century old establishment is situated in the centre of Calitzdorp town, within walking distance of Boplaas, De Krans and Calitzdorp Cellars wineries and is conveniently situated for the Klein Karoo art route and restaurants. Beautifully appointed are equipped with air conditioning, DSTV, coffee and tea making facilities, hair dryer, electronic safe, en suite bathrooms (with showers) and access to a complimentary Wi-Fi network. Our main house has eight bedrooms and a further six are available in our winelands facing annex. We offer standard, superior, exclusive, honeymoon and family rooms. Most rooms have a balcony. Breakfasts are served in our dining room and in our beautiful garden. Many indigenous plants can be seen on the path to the swimming pool. Our lounge has a warm and inviting fireplace. Day tours can be arranged to many of the popular tourist attractions in the area including Seweweekspoort, Die Hel, Prince Albert, De Rust, Cango Caves and working ostrich farms. Abundant secure parking is available for both cars and tour busses.
(B & B) - In the Village
Karoo Life - Karoo Life Bed & Breakfast is situated in Queen Street in Calitzdorp , the Port Wine Capital of South Africa which is situated in the Western Cape on the now famous Route 62 , the longest wine route in the world. It is also situated within one hour from the outstanding Cango Caves and the Garden Route. Karoo Life is situated between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth which means a comfortable drive of around 4 hours from either destination. Alternatively George Airport is approximately 90 minutes drive and Mossel Bay is under 2 hours drive through the scenic mountain passes. The building dates back to 1860 and has seen life as the home of the local blacksmith, lodging for overnight travelers, home of the local cobblers and more recently outstanding accommodation and food for travelers exploring the meandering route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Karoo Life offers three garden cottages with the main house serving as the communal social and dining areas. A large covered deck looks over the extensive garden, with views of the mountains and a tranquil swimming pool to relax in after a hard day of exploring the nearby wine cellars or adventuring into the valleys and nearby mountains. Breakfast is served daily either in the magnificent yellow wood floor dining area in the main house or on the deck for those who want to enjoy the tranquility and views. Additional meals or packed lunches can be arranged on request and of course braai (BBQ) facilities are always available.
tel : +27 (0) 44 2133083 cell : +27 (0) 799023790 email : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
(Self Catering House) - In the Village
Riebeeck House - Situated right behind the Calitzdorp Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of town, the house, built in the typical Karoo vernacular from clay bricks and straw, was first mentioned in documents of more than 100 years ago. The thick walls and sash windows with original glass are fine examples of the building style of the period. The stunning original oregan pine floors, doors and high ceilings in the greater part of the house have been painstakingly restored by removing multiple layers of old paint and sanding to reveal all its splendour. The front stoep has a curved roof. The restoration process aims to remove insensitive additions. The house has three private bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, store room and a spacious family room with patio doors to deck and the garden. The indoor braai has been added for the enjoyment of our guests. The house overlooks the mountains and an apricot orchard with the most beautiful Pecan Nut tree in Calitzdorp dominating the view. Our garden boasts four apricot trees which bear superb apricots during November and a quince tree. However, the garden landscaping project is still in progress.
Telephone : +27 (0)82 443 6337 or Cell: +27 (0)82 443 6337, email : email@example.com
(B & B) - In the Village
Rose of the Karoo : Comfortable, homely en suite accommodation at an affordable price.
Sandy Alpert : +27 (0)44 213 3204 or +27 (0)78 129 6498 email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Pegasus Self Catering
(Self Catering) - In the Village
One unit sleeps 4.
Double bed, bunk bed, bathroom with shower, open plan kitchen/living area, garden with braai facilities.
Cell : +27 (0) 82 0466050
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(Self Catering) - Village Rural
365 on St Helena - 365 on St Helena offers self-catering accommodation. It features panoramic views of the surrounding farmlands the Swartberg and Rooiberg Mountains. Guests units at 365 on St Helena all come with a fan and heating. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and the family room comes with a balcony and tea-and-coffee facilities. There is also a garden and shared patio. Free private parking is available on site. 365 on St Helena is located just 1 km from local restaurants, and 35 km from the Bosluiskloof Pass.
(Country House) - Village Rural
Calitzdorp Country House - Nestled amongst the vineyards overlooking Calitzdorp is the magnificent Calitzdorp Country House. Built in the style and luxury of a country residence, Calitzdorp Country House boasts every amenity you would expect from a top, luxury guest house. The rooms are furnished in South African Karoo style and graced with a fabulous collection of original South African paintings. Original Oregon timber floors add to the overall elegance of the house. The luxurious feel extends to the elegant and spacious dining and sitting rooms, which flow out to a flagstone-paved courtyard, ideal for fresh morning breakfasts or al fresco dining.The courtyard’s restful water fountain looks over the long view westwards across a blue sparkling swimming pool and gazebo, green vineyards and lush orchards, with a backdrop of the stark and dramatic Swartberg Mountains. The cool shade of a verandah surrounds three sides of the house, inviting you to relax and enjoy a feast of bird life in the trees surrounding our small dam.
(Self Catering - Camping) - Village Rural
Calitzdorp Railway Station - With Ticket Office, Safari tents, backpackers, and camping spots offering a wide variety of accommodation options meeting the pocket of most, and with vines to one side and a kranz to the other, Calitzdorp Railway Station offers travellers an idyllic space to rest before venturing forth to explore the surrounding Route 62 area. Stay indoors in the ticket office or back packers, outdoors in your own tent or caravan, or stay in one of our white linen safari tents. The Station also offers facilities to host functions and has been the choice venue for film shoots, weddings, birthday weekend getaways,weekend workshops, bikers clubs weekends,the local Port Wine Festival/Winter Festival in Calitzdorp, and the annual Art on Track Exhibition. Enjoy a drink at Shunters, the fully licensed bar, after working out on the pump trolleys on the railway lines!
Bed and Breakfast)-Village Rural
Klokkies B & B - Just 3 km off the popular R62, Klokkies B&B offers cozy twin rooms with en-suite bathroom. The property is situated 3 km outside of Calitzdorp in the Gamka Valley. Featuring a patio and views of the surrounding countryside, the spacious and homey rooms feature a seating area, a satellite TV, air conditioning and an electric kettle with biscuits. The bathroom is equipped with a shower. Breakfast is available for an additional surcharge. Klokkies B&B also offers a barbecue area with wood. Activities in the area include hiking, fishing and cycling. The property is in walking distance to the Gamkariver.
(Guest Farm) -Village Rural
Soeterus Guest Farm - Soeterus Guest Farm is situated in the farm land surrounding Calitzdorp. It features a swimming pool and guests can take a short walk to the Gamka river, passing through Lucerne and vineyards. Each individually decorated room has a patio offering garden and mountain views. It comes equipped with tea-and coffee-making facilities and the bathroom includes a shower with free toiletries. A hearty breakfast can be enjoyed either in the dining room or on the room patio. A number of restaurants serving a range of local and international cuisines can be found within 5 km of Soeterus. Soeterus Guest Farm offers something for everyone, be it relaxing beside the solar-heated swimming pool, retiring to a shady spot with a book or exploring Calitzdorp and the surrounding area.
(Self Catering) - Village Rural
Strooi Kooi - Two cottages which built with eco friendly methods with ll the materials readily available from the surrounds and of the earth. Straw bales, river stones, clay sand and river reeds were used to construct the cottages that not only respond to the vast temperatures of the Klein Karoo but are also beautifully designed to look like they have simply grown from the earth. Positioned on the edge of vineyards, the breath taking views of the surrounding Swartberg are cleverly framed through the perfectly positioned 3m high timber shuttered doors. There are two cottages to choose from, the first cottage sleeping 2 guests whilst the second sleeps 3 guests, each with their own re-purposed splash pool, braai and outside living area. As these cottages are eco-friendly they do not have any electrical outlets, and all lighting is solar powered, other items run on gas. (An extension cord from the main house is always available for emergencies!)
(Self Catering) - Village Rural
Thea's Cottage - Thea’s cottage is an old, beautifully restored cottage overlooking the valley of the Nels river and the Gamka river. It also has a lovely view of the town, the Swartberg mountain and the Rooiberg/Gamkaberg range. Boplaas, De Krans, Calitzdorp Cellars as well as several smaller wineries are within 2 kilometers from the cottage. The centre of Calitzdorp with its beautiful churches, old houses, restaurants and artists’ studios is just one kilometer away. The cottage consists of two bedrooms, both en suite (one with a shower and the other with a bath). The main bedroom has a double bed, air conditioning and a ceiling fan, while the second bedroom has two single beds (which may be converted to a queen size bed on request) and a ceiling fan. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering, with an electric stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster and ceiling fan. Braai facilities are also available. The lounge is comfortable and spacious with a television set (bring your own decoder and smart card) and radio/cd player.
(Bed and Breakfast) - Village Rural (Feature)
Welgevonden Guest Farm - This charming guest house is situated on a smallholding producing a small quantity of wine grapes in the heart of the Klein Karoo, on the edge of Calitzdorp, 300 m off the main road and 50 km west of Oudtshoorn. The four double en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with country style pieces. Enjoy the generous hospitality and relax in the lounge with open fireplace, TV, games, books and kitchenette. A country style breakfast is served with apricots, figs and grapes.
(Self Catering) - Village Rural
Spekboom Cottage nr 3 - Welcome to Spekboom Cottage. The peace and tranquillity of a true Klein Karoo experience awaits you just outside of Calitzdorp, the Port Heartland of South Africa.
Situated on Route 62, it is easily accessible and an ideal stop on the alternative route from Johannesburg to Cape Town as well as a weekend getaway for the weary Capetonian. Starry nights and sunshine days create the opportunity to relax and reinvigorate yourself. Spekboom Cottage offers something for everyone. Be it relaxing beside the splash pool, retiring to a shady spot with a book or exploring Calitzdorp and the surrounding area, you are spoiled for choice. With its ideal location, Spekboom Cottage serves as an ideal base from which to explore the Klein Karoo and Garden Route.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Cell : +27 (0) 71 252 4093
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On the other side of the town, toward the Outeniqua mountains, one finds the openness of the Gamka. Travel on tar or cement road for most of the way, with short distances on gravel. This part winds through farmlands, and reserves, and is once again a trip which requires time. Establishments include the following members:
(Self Catering) Resort 24km from Calitzdorp
Calitzdorp Spa - Our Spa is famous for its natural healing waters with rejuvenating mineral water, which contains many minerals with iron and manganese in abundance. The natural hot spring baths will soothe the stress of modern living, leaving you relaxed and ready for whatever eventuality the future may hold for you. The views from the Spa are awesome, and there is so much for enthusiastic eco-tourists to do and see in our very special paradise of nature. Approximately 25 Springbok have made Calitzdorp Spa their home, and they can be seen roaming the resort early morning and late evening. There are also numerous mountain tortoises to be seen, as well as very tame peacock with their chicks looking for handouts. Calitzdorp Spa is a birdwatchers paradise with over 72-recorded species, and an impressive variety of unique succulents can also be found here.
(Self Catering) 9km from Calitzdorp
Daniels Kraal Farm Cottage - Cottage Description: Charming self-contained private cottage, 9km outside Calitzdorp situated on a farm in a pristine wilderness area surrounded by mountains. The cottage has 2 single beds with a full bathroom and a sitting room with kitchenette. "Sip a glass of local wine on your stoep and unwind"! We can provide a continental breakfast on request. There is a microwave, braai and tea/coffee is provided. Cottage is serviced. No pets, no TV. The cottage has a small sitting room with kitchenette and cooking facilities include a micro, fridge, Weber braai/barbeque, coffee and tea provided. The bedroom has two single beds which can be set up together or apart, 100% cotton linen and here isalso an air conditioner in the cottage. Full bathroom en suite.
No Credit Card Facilities, Parking on Premises. Heater, No Smoking in Rooms
(Self Catering) 35km from Calitzdorp
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve - The land forever heightens our sense of exploration with its expanses and its wilderness. And with the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo, we need not go far to find a place with such space and detachment. The brooding Gamkaberg, together with the equally mysterious Rooiberg, appear to have been laid down as one over the lowlands of the Little Karoo. The Gamka is therefore a range in isolation and its name is derived from the Khoisan, gami, meaning lion, where the Cape Lion – now extinct – once so successfully wondered here.
(variety 20km from Calitzdorp towards Oudshoorn)
- The Old Barn : A 200-year old Barn has been converted into guest rooms, retaining the original character of the building, with thick walls, wooden floors and reed ceilings. It offers 4 units of different sizes, which can accommodate from 2 to 4 individuals.
- The Old Farm House : The Farm House, dating back to the early 1800s – it was the first house next to the Vlei River – offers 3 units, each with a character of its own, and which can accommodate from 2 to 4 people.
- The Manor House : If you wish to really spoil yourself, there is the Manor House, a Cape Dutch building, also dating back to early 1800s, which offers you 3 bedrooms, and is furnished with hand-picked/inherited pieces of furniture. In all, it offers a one-off experience! It can accommodate up to 6 people. There is a communal braai/barbeque area, overlooked by a huge pepper tree, as well as two other braai facilities, equally beautiful. We also provide our guests with “braai packs” consisting of meat, salads and farm bread. The accommodation is child-friendly, with green lawns and farm animals, and for those hot summer days, there is also a cement dam, our version of a splash pool! Laundry facilities and Wi-Fi are available upon request, and we are pet-friendly.
- The Mountain Lodge : The Mountain Lodge is positioned in the eco-reserve and offers bush-like accommodation and a lovely entertainment area. From here you have a breathtaking panoramic view over the Lategan’s Valley. 4 people can be accommodated and the Lodge can be reached only by a 4x4 vehicle or per special arrangement.
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Tel : +27 (0) 44 213 3801
After-hours reservation : Nikkita +27 (0) 63 507 1031
After-hours check-in (17h00 – 19h00) : Estelle +27 (0) 82 887 7520 / Hennie +27 (0) 83 270 3557
Bella de Karoo is very fortunate to have an eco-reserve on its doorstep, with a lovely mountain cottage perched on a hill, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the surroundings. Here, a wealth of flora and fauna awaits the nature lover, with some flora as old as 1000 years! Keeping an eye out, you may find wild animals roaming the landscape, ranging from a herd of kudu to foxes, caracals, meerkats and tortoises. Even leopards occasionally cross the reserve at night. When dusk sets in, the cries of the animals, echoing in the distance, are a poignant reminder that you are in the midst of unspoiled nature. To help you explore the eco-reserve, there are specially marked hiking and cycling trails laid out, with directions and distances indicated. Refreshments may also be pre-ordered and delivered to the mountain lodge for breaks along your hike or cycle. Trails can also be accessed by 4x4 vehicles, off-road bikes and quads for those seeking an extra thrill. No adventure is too big or too small for our eco-reserve!
Travel along the Groenfontein/Kruisrivier gravel road toward the Swartberg mountains and find peace and tranquility.
(Guest House B &B) 20 KM from Calitzdorp on R62 at Kruisrivier junction
Bella de Karoo - Idyllically nestled on an ostrich farm in the heart of the little Karoo. Accommodation comprises of three big, cozy bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, sleeping one to three people per unit. It also has a 4th family unit which can sleep five. You can come and navigate the many remote dirt roads with your mountain bike, hike the veld and experience the richness of the little Karoo floral kingdom. Scrumptious farm-made breakfasts and lunches are served at our farm stall up the road. Dinner can be ordered and delivered on your front porch or a lapa is available for long lingering braais under the open starry skies.
(Camping) 8 km from Calitzdorp
Fish Eagle Resort - ituated just 8km's outside of Calitzdorp at the Calitzdorp Dam in the Klein Karoo. Fish Eagle Eco Camp is a paradise for the nature lover. A great getaway for the day, weekend or even longer. Day trippers welcome. Swimming, canoeing, boating, braai, fishing, hiking, birding.
Contact: André Human +27 (0)73 883 1952 or Bert du Plooy +27 (0)78 2355 342
(Self Catering, B&B) 20 km from Calitzdorp
Groenfontein Guest Farm - In the foothills of the majestic Swartberge, lies the lovely gabled house on the hill. On the riverbanks of the ever flowing Nels river where the 8th generation farm cattle, tobacco and ostriches, you will rest in heavenly tranquility. Experience long walks into the mountain, braai at the river, bike, hike, watch the daily farming routine and bird life and take daily trips to the breathtaking Garden Route and Little Karoo, including world winning port wines in Calitzdorp.
(Self Catering and B&B) 20 km from Calitzdorp
Red Stone Hills Guest Farm guestfarm near Calitzdorp is nestled within what must be one of the most spectacular geological landscapes in the whole South Africa. The striking reddish-hued koppies which surrounds the farm are constructed from iron-rich conglomerates which were deposited by turbulent rivers in the Cretaceous Period, some 130 millions years ago. In a sense these blood-red rocks reflect the painful and energetic birth of the new African continent. Come experience genuine Karoo hospitality, spectacular view and breathtaking tranquility at our guest farm.
(Guest House) 20 KM from Calitzdorp
The Retreat at Groenfontein - A Victorian farmhouse set in 560ha of the beautiful Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, bordering on the 129 000ha Swartberg Nature Reserve. The house, filled with yellow-wood and mellow Oregon pine, has a lounge and dining room - each with its own ceramic fireplace to keep them cosy on chilly winter evenings - leading onto a wide verandah, overlooking the sweeping gardens and majestic Swartberg mountains.
Quite beautiful, remote and situated along the Gamka River, Majiesvlei is an anglers paradise. Like the accommodations in Groenfontein, time is required to reach these accommodations. Access is also via gravel road. Accommodation included here are :
(Self Catering) 17km from Calitzdorp in Matjiesvlei
Die Poort Private Nature Reserve - An ideal retreat, for peaceful and isolated tranquility in a magnificent mountain and river environment. It borders onto the Greater Swartberg Protected Area (a World Heritage Site) and is situated within three international biodiversity hotspots, (the Succulent Karoo, the Cape Floristic Region and Thicket). The farm overlooks and includes the Gamka River where it leaves the Swartberg Mountain after its journey of 23 km through Gamkapoort, the last 5 km of which fall within the boundaries of Die Poort. We are the southern neighbours of Gamkaskloof, also known as “The Hell,” although separated by a tough 14 km hike. In addition to the main house, there are 3 historic, self-catering guest cottages, resembling the type of dwellings in Gamkaskloof. Each has its own charm and beautiful view of the wonderful surrounding mountains and river.
(Self Catering) 15 km from Calitzdorp
Matjiesvlei Cottages - These fully equipped self-catering holiday homes are situated in Matjiesvlei (Matjies Valley) at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range only 16km from Calitzdorp. The spectacular mountain views along with the mixed farming activities of the valley provide a tranquil atmosphere. The valley is a dead end and therefore quiet and peaceful. The hustle and bustle of city life melts away – the perfect place to relax and unwind. In all the cottages all linen and towels are provided. The kitchens are fully equipped.
(Self Catering) 12 km from Calitzdorp
Matjiesvlei Guest Farm - We offer you a peaceful, relaxing stay in one of our four self catering units - Douglas-huis, Thiart-huis, Cloete-huis and Huis Oppie Rant. If you prefer being even closer to nature you can unwind at our camping site, Die Damrivierkamp (the dam river camp), situated on the shores of the Gamka River.
This is an anglers paradise, with a wide variety of fish species including Yellow fish, Black bass, Eel and Carp. There are also fantastic water holes perfect for swimming and rowing. The Bôjaankop 4x4 route takes you to the top of Bôjaankop from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Little Karoo.
Situated midway between Calitzdorp and Ladismith
Self Catering (Opsoek)
Klein Karoo Valley Guest Farm - Klein Karoo Valley Guest Farm offers visitors a luxury self catering cottage situated in the little valley of Opzoek, surrounded by the majestic Swartberg mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo. The cottage features one bedroom furnished with a king-size bed that can be converted into twin beds with air-conditioning for those hot days. The bathroom consists of a shower as well as a Jacuzzi bath and for your convenience, linen and towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas hob, fridge/freezer and microwave, as well as the required cutlery and crockery. The lounge is furnished with a double sleeper couch & single bed and has a fireplace for those cold days as well as a ceiling fan for summer. The surrounding area is ideal for guests who enjoy hiking or bird-watching and is perfect to just get away and relax.