The Klein Karoo

Calitzdorp is truly a village worthy of more than a peek at 60km/h on the R62, so take the plunge and explore the village, it will suprise you !

Calitzdorp is on Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. It is nestled at the foot of Outeniqua, Rooiberg and Swartberg mountains and lies in the fertile valley that produces grapes, apricots and peaches, wine and Port. The breathtaking landscape varies from valleys, majestic mountain passes and the awesome Red stone hills. It is referred to as the Port capital of South Africa as it is here that the Portuguese grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz are found.
Calitzdorp was named after two brothers J.J and M.C Calitz who owned the land on which the town was laid out. Die Stoep was constructed between 1860 and 1870, and the building style is typical of a mix of Victorian and Karoo farmhouse architecture found in the region. Calitzdorp is situated as a hub from which to partake in all that the region has to offer, including the majestic mountain passes, and our exquisite flora and fauna.
Things to Do:
• Art galleries
• Scenic drives
• Visit Red Stone Hills
• Mountain bike cycle routes
• Succulent tours
• Meerkat safari's
• Stargazing
• Cango caves
• Visit ostrich farms
Sit back and listen to the awesome stillness that is the Karoo!