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.
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.
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.