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Calvinia Hotel
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Address: 22 Church Street
Calvinia
Northern Cape
South Africa

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.

Room features

  • All rooms en-suite.
  • Air conditioned.
  • Swimming pool.
  • DSTV.
  • 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

  • Payment Methods
  • EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • Room (Sleeps 2) x 25
    • Room 1 - twin
  • Facilities
  • 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 Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates 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 Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    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
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