Calvinia lies in one of South Africa’s largest provinces, the Northern Cape. This little Karoo town sits about halfway between Cape Town and Upington. In Calvinia you can allow yourself to be "transported" to the past without being deprived of all the modern comforts. Relax in the peace and quiet, where the past and present are intertwined.
Calvinia offers a range of accommodation options including Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfast's, self-catering units and farm stays. Akkerendam Nature Reserve with two hiking trails allows you the opportunity to enjoy magnificent scenery and watch the abundant bird life. Spring flowers for nature lovers and the ever popular Meat Festival at the end of August.
The Calvinia Museum in Church Street is housed in the old synagogue. The museum illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. The Tourism Office is also based here with easy access to all the relevant information on Calvinia.
Travellers often use the town as a stop-over along the R27 route. The tourism season peaks during August and September when it is flower time!
For more information on Calvinia visit Northern Cape Info.