Historical Houses

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 to be found in the vicinity of the DR Church, a national monument that has been the main feature of the town for 98 years.

14 Houses have been identified as being of historical interest. Many are described in the book “Cameos” by Malan Roux, which is available for purchase at the Calitzdorp Museum.

Brochure and map is available at The Queen of Calitzdorp reception desk.

Open daily 08:00 to 17:00

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