Caledon

Caledon was founded in 1813 near the place where hot mineral springs are found. The springs were first used by KhoiKhoi tribes. It is named after a former Governor of the Cape, the Earl of Caledon.

Adventure And Sport

Four-by-four Routes: 4×4 expeditions can be organised with the local farmers.

Cuisine

Beer and Bread Festival: The festival takes place in March and the whole area shows off its beer and local crafts.

Entertainment And Shopping

Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa: The Casino, luxurious hotel and spa were built adjacent to the natural hot mineral springs.

Fauna And Flora

Caledon Wild Flower Garden and Reserve: The reserve is well worth a visit, especially in spring when the flowers are in bloom. The 10-km hiking trail is a popular attraction.

Wild Flower Show: Caledon hosts a flower show every September. The first show, organised by local flower enthusiasts, was held in 1892.

History And Architecture

Caledon Museum: The museum is housed in an old Victorian house and exhibits artefacts of the town’s past. The museum shop sells many locally made products.

Holy Trinity Church: The church was consecrated in 1855 and people still worship here.

Other Attrations

Caledon Maltings: Caledon Maltings produces most of the malt used in South African beers, totalling some 127 000 tons annually. It is situated off Main Road.

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