Happenings during wintertime!
Wine Tasting Tour In walking distance from The Queen of Calitzdorp we have three wineries all with restaurants attached. Boplaas Boplaas’ distilling heritage dates back to 1880; when current owner, Carel Nel’s great-great grandfather exported his first consignment of fine Boplaas Brandy to England. Boplaas also became the first cellar to release an Estate Brandy. […]
Historical Houses The general architecture of the central village area of Calitzdorp is English-derived and its beauty is that of severe simplicity in the so-called Karoo style. Many of the older homes were built as “church houses” (tuishuise) for the temporary accommodation of farmers travelling to town for church services. These tiny structures are mostly […]
Highgate Ostrich Farm The Highgate Ostrich Farm is the oldest ostrich show farm in the world, and is nestled in the outskirts of the little Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. This farm continues to produce some of the finest feathers and other ostrich products (such as meat and leather), and invites visitors from all over […]
Seweweekspoort Almost directly opposite Zoar, a quaint little town founded in the early 1800s by the Berlin Mission, is a gravel road that leads to one of the Western Cape’s hidden treasures – Seweweekspoort. According to some, Seweweekspoort is named after a missionary, Reverend Zerwick. It is renowned for its special natural beauty, immense rock […]
Cango Caves Visit a sparkling ancient African cave system in the Karoo. One of the major attractions in the Garden Route and Oudtshoorn area is the Cango Caves, which extend for kilometres into the extensive limestone hills. Situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30km north of Oudtshoorn are the 20 million-year-old Precambrian caves. Africa’s largest show […]
Groenfontein Valley Circle Route “In the quaint Klein Karoo hamlet of Caltizdorp, world famous for its fine wines, dried fruits and hospitality, there is a winding dirt road that leads one out of town and into the picturesque Groenfontein Valley and a scenic circular route through Kruisrivier and back to Calitzdorp along Route 62. Axe […]