Port capital of South Africa. Multiple prize winners for their Port wines and red blends.
Port Festival: 16 – 18 June 2011 – see website for details and programme:www.portwinefestival.co.za
You will traverse three of the world’s biodiversity hotspots – Fynbos, Succulent Karoo and Subtropical Thicket. The Klein Karoo boasts with 350 species of succulents.
One of the natural wonders of this region can be found on the way to Oudtshoorn, approximately 19km outside of Calitzdorp. The history of these bright red hills dates back more or less 125million years ago when the sea left its deposit against the mountains, thereby forming the Enon Trail as it is known today. These deposits, superbly revealed in the basin of the little karoo, are beautiful examples of nature using water to secure a subtly coloured and most decorative ornament to an already lovely landscape of mountains and plain. This type of formation can only be found at 3 places in the world, namely South America , one of the South sea islands, and here in the little karoo. There are 4 lookout points which can be reached from Groenfontein Holiday Farm and from where hikers can have a beautiful view of Calitzdorp.
The oldest cement dam of its kind, financed by the farmers.
One of the top 10 hiking trails in the Western Cape. See website for more details: www.donkeytrail.co.za
Visit the museum and “walk the history” to discover Calitzdorp. Get a brochure from the Tourism office.
Apricot and grape picking in season. Fresh and dried fruit.
Variety of crafters and artists. See the wall hangings in DR church hall that tells the story of the gospel of Jesus.
Zamani Grill is home to arguably the smallest bar on Route 62, if not the Western Cape. With a seating area of only 4.2m² and capacity of 4-6 patrons, it is a unique venue to have a drink. And the pizzas are delicious!