Exploring the town of Calitzdorp Calitzdorp is a remote desert town located in the depths of the Klein Karoo. This rustic outpost is best known for producing quality port wines, but also makes a charming, tranquil weekend getaway. Located on the R62, the town provides an ideal base from which to explore some of the hidden jewels of the Klein Karoo in the Western Cape. The Calitzdorp Port Festival The town of Calitzdorp is fringed by the mountain ranges of the Klein Karoo, creating a dry climate prone to extremes of temperature. These conditions provide ideal growth conditions for vines that yield the intense, flavourful berries used to produce the finest port style wines. Calitzdorp is home to a number of wine cellars that produce premium port wines. Every autumn the town hosts the Calitzdorp Port Festival, allowing visitors to sample and purchase wines from local cellars, ranging from affordable local muscadel to the finest vintage port. The Bosvarkie Bush Pub The Bosvarkie Bush Pub offers the finest in quirky Klein Karoo hospitality. This rustic venue allows visitors to sample sumptuous local cuisine, whilst also enjoying various live acts performing on the venueâ€™s band stand. A fully stocked bush bar is close at hand to ensure that festivities at the Bosvarkie Bush Pub never run out of juice. The venue also offers Calitzdorp accommodation in the form of campsites featuring braai and ablution facilities. Travellers planning to visit this location are advised to book well in advance. Hiking trails and nature walks
The Klein Karoo is renowned for its splendid scenery, and there are few better ways to explore the unspoiled landscapes of the region than via a nature walk. A number of hiking trails can be explored in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, ranging from day walks to more strenuous four to five-day hikes.
Once visitors have booked into their Calitzdorp accommodation, they can make use of the services of a local tour company to explore their surrounds. Guided tours are offered to the nearby
Swartberg Nature Reserve, and you can even take an extended donkey tour into the hills and secret valleys of the scenic Swartberg mountain range. Booking your Calitzdorp stay You neednâ€™t wait until you arrive in Calitzdorp to book your stay in this idyllic Karoo outpost. Visit a premium online accommodation booking portal to browse through some of the finest Calitzdorp accommodation establishments before making an advance booking. Visit e-southafrica.com today to browse Calitzdorp accommodation and book your Klein Karoo stay. About e-southafrica.com e-southafrica.com is an online accommodation booking portal that provides an easy and secure booking service for quality accommodation in South Africa, including the Karoo, Western Cape and the rest of the country.
Published on Jun 24, 2010
Calitzdorp is South Africa's port wine capital, and offers a host of scenic and culinary adventures to visitors. Explore the Western Cape to...