|Address:||22 Church Street
When entering the Calvinia Hotel, visitors are still welcomed with true warm country hospitality. The Hotel offers 25 rooms all with en-suite showers & bathrooms, a Splash Pool to cool off in the summer heat, Conference facilities for up to 80 pax, a Beer Garden, Secure parking and Restaurant & Bar which is currently independently owned and operated.
Formed in 1851 on the Oorlogskloof River and named after religious reformer Johan Calvin, Calvinia lies at the foot of the dolerite-topped Hantam Mountains. "Hantam" being a Khoi word meaning "where the red bulbs grow".
It is the region's key growth point and one of the country's largest wool-producing areas.
Calvinia enjoys 80% starlight and the night sky is an attraction for many city-dwellers and astronomers.
The Calvinia Hotel was formally known as the Hantam Hotel and in the olden days The Royal Hotel. On Wednesday 28th April 1926 a banquet was held in the Royal Hotel in honour of the visit of the Earl of Athlone and HRH Princess Alice to the town.
The menu and dance programme of this occasion are displayed in the reception area of the Hotel. During 1994, part of the Hotel was destroyed by fire, but rebuild in 1995.
- All rooms en-suite.
- Air conditioned.
- Swimming pool.
- Secure parking.
- 24 hour reception.
- Braai areas.
Activities & Attractions
4×4 Routes: There are various routes, some steep in Anglo Boer War history, along the escarpment with picturesque views and San paintings, or along the riverbed with huge Namaqua fig trees clinging to the rock surfaces. A must during spring when thick carpets of flowers adorn the countryside.
Akkerendam Nature Reserve: Offering walks for the fit or the frail. Afford you to take in the magnificent scenery, study the Sterboom and up to 65 species of birds.
Dutch Reformed Church: Design by Gaysford, a Potchefstroom architect, the church is in neo-gothic style and cost 1,200 pounds to build.
Grave of Abraham Esau: Anglo-Boer War martyr.
Museum: House in the art deco Old Synagogue built in 1920, exhibits portray the lives of the early European settlers. A cedarwood horsemill and old locomotive train relate the history of the area.
Spring Flowers: During the Flower Season (September - October) each year, up-to-date maps direct flower-lovers to the best shows.
Hantam Meat Festival: (Last week-end in August) A local farmers festival, well known all over Southern Africa.
- Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
- AA Recommended
- Languages Spoken At Establishment
- Bed Configuration
- Room (Sleeps 2) x 25
- Room 1 - twin
- air conditioner (all units)
- air conditioning in lounge
- bar fridge (some units)
- bar/cocktail lounge
- braai / barbecue - communal
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- conference venue onsite
- DSTV in room
- internet facilities
- laundry facilities (less than 2km)
- Open View HD Satellite TV
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- private pool
- restaurant onsite
- television in room (non-satellite)
- Special Categories
Conference Venue Accommodation
detailsAccommodates how many people?
Capacity : 40
The following apply
Exclusive / preferred service providers on call Restroom accessible Kitchen accessible Audio – visual equipment (request details) Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes Crockery and cutlery available for hire Catering done in-house Designated parking area Sufficient parking space Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.) Internet connection Wireless internet connection Air conditioning Good lighting that can be operated independently Liquor license Bar on-site A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading Wheelchair friendly A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
Sleeps 10 or More Accommodation
detailsYour establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
Wedding Venue Accommodation
Overnight accommodation for how many people? : no information
Max people allowed at the venue? : no information
The following apply
Reception area Chapel Area for wedding ceremony Undercover area for signing the register Fully catered Couple must provide own catering In house events coordinator (compulsory) In house events coordinator (not compulsory) Liquor license Fully stocked bar Cutlery and crockery rental Cleaning / serving staff Bridal suite Honeymoon suite