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Calitzdorp, South Africa’s Port Capital is on the R62 Scenic Route, halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It is nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, or Kannaland as it is better known, 50km from Oudtshoorn, 110km from George and 380km from Cape Town.

This fertile valley was originally inhabited by San and Khoi people, who left numerous rock paintings. Buffelsvlei, the farm on which Calitzdorp now stands, was granted to JJ and MC Calitz in 1821.

Apart from the imposing Dutch Reformed Church – a national Monument in the New Byzantine style – the general architecture of Calitzdorp shows a strong English influence. Different styles have been adapted to different functions, e.g. the so-called Karoo style was used for "church houses". Simplified renderings of dominant British styles e.g. Regency, Late Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian, became fashionable for more permanent dwellings. Strolling through the town is an architectural adventure. (submitted by a resident)

Calitzdorp Tourism Bureau : e-mail : Tel. 044 - 213 3775
There are 16 facilities listed in Calitzdorp below. Please scroll down if necessary:
(The facility with the most recent ScapeNote will move to the top of the list.)

If the tourist facility in Calitzdorp that you are interested in does not appear above, please feel free to add it. It does not cost anything!

Add your own Facility and ScapeNotes in this discussion forum (bulletin board) regarding Calitzdorp backpacker's hostels, hotel accommodation, B&B's, Calitzdorp restaurants, 4x4 routes, art and craft shops, galleries, Bed and Breakfast accommodation, etc. What will attract tourists to Calitzdorp? What do you want to ask about something in Calitzdorp? Mention anything that is tourist-related - hiking trails, unusual accommodation, festivals, museums and Calitzdorp scenic attractions - question or discuss anything that can hold a visitor's attention for more than 10 minutes! The list carries on: birding, rock formations, mountain passes, drives, river cruises, wine cellars, wine tasting and sales, fishing spots, beaches, car hire, bus tours, etc., etc. - the tourism possibilities are endless . . . . .

Anybody can add a facility - Guests, owners, managers, potential visitors, aspirant travel writers, amateur or armchair critics - absolutely anybody. You do not have to be the owner of the facility - you can be a less than satisfied visitor honestly telling of your unhappy experience at a facility. Hopefully a subsequent visitor comes along and tells us that all is well now. (We may edit or delete your note if think that it is out of line, but don't let that stop you from trying!)

Golf clubs, watersports, caravan parks and camping accommodation, cinemas, pleasure resorts, quad bikes, bazaars, theatres, . . . . . . surprise us with what is in Calitzdorp!
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