This village also lies on Route 62 and overlooks the Gamka River Valley. The surrounding landscape is mostly fertile farmland, but is also renowned for the beautiful mountain scenery.
Adventure And Sport
Adventure Opportunities: Calitzdorp has a variety of outdoor activities to offer, such as horse trails, mountain-biking, canoeing, fishing, 4×4 routes and hiking.
Birds: Many beautiful species of birds live and breed in the mountains and land surrounding the town.
Port: Calitzdorp is known as the port wine capital of South Africa. The hot, nearly perfect climate of Calitzdorp represents ideal conditions for growing port grapes and Calitzdorp port is a highly sought-after product.
Wine: When visiting Calitzdorp, one can visit five wine cellars in the region, namely Boplaas, Die Krans, Calitzdorp Winery, Axe Hill and Withoek.
Fauna And Flora
Gamkasberg Nature Reserve: The famous golden Mimetese protea was first discovered growing in this reserve.
Hennie Cloete Nature Garden: A visit to the garden allows one views of many of the succulents, which are common to the area. The garden is also a good vantage point from which to view the town and surrounds.
Scenic views: The roads following the Swartberg Pass, Huisriver Pass or the Rooiberg Pass have several vantage points where one can stop and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
History And Architecture
St Mark’s Church: The church bells were cast in London and date back to 1880.
Queen Street: Many Edwardian and Victorian architectural-style buidings stand in this street.