Welcome to Calvinia

In South Africa’s largest province, the Northern Cape, about halfway between Cape Town and Upington in the Karoo, lies a gem that according to Alta & Erwin Coetzee, can truly be called a home away from home. In this haven you can relax to your heart’s content because the atmosphere is so conducive to it. This haven, called Calvinia, is a town where people are still real, where you can stop a stranger to ask directions, or sometimes just to chat. Here you can allow yourself to be “transported” to the past while still having the best of modern society at your fingertips.

 

In Calvinia you can relax and recharge the batteries without the bustle of over- populated holiday resorts. Calvinia is a town in a time warp, where the past and present are intertwined. This is a land where, 250 million years ago, prehistoric dinosaurs tread the earth, leaving unique flora, fauna, geology and paleontology in harmonious concord with the infinite universe … truly a place with room for all. Life in this picturesque town seems to be going slower than elsewhere, giving you time for the more worthwhile things in life.

 

Here you are welcomed like the prodigal son, and treated like a local from the outset. The friends you quickly make in this town will go out of their way to accommodate you with almost any request you may have. Here you easily forget about traffic jams, and other perils of modern life. The lasting first impression is one of calm sophistication.

Calvinia

Accommodation

Please note:

 

Reception is based at DIE HANTAM HUIS 42-44 HOOP STREET.
Your accommodation venue will not be at Die Hantam Huis.
This is only the reception used for check-in, check-out and meals.
The accommodation is a cluster of surrounding restored cottages and houses.

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Guest Comments

“Very good site. Wonderful people and extremely clean and comfortable!”
Cyril Pieterse

“Lovely food. Excellent setting. Friendly staff. Love the museum.”
Debbie Viljoen

“Highly recommended, very clean and comfortable. Cozy delicious breakfast and dinner, love it! Friendly staff. Great self catering too everything I needed was there.”
Kobus van Niekerk

 

“Without a shadow of doubt the best kept secret – it is an amazing walk into the past”
Vaughan Humphrey

“Worth a breakfast stop. Fast friendly service, the best breakfast. They pick the herbs from the garden, fresh homemade bread. Do get a skilpadjie with you brekkie.”
Stella Matthys

“A lovely place to stop on route to Cape Town or just travelling through the Karoo. A must try is the Sheeps Pie, a true delight. The Hantam Huis is a trip down memory lane in South African History. Treat yourself the next time around you pass through Calvinia and have breakfast, lunch or dinner with the ladies of Hantam Huis. Places like these are much appreciated and far to rare.”
Rita Maritz

“Late Night Arrival with no hassles. Reception Extraordinary, Especially The Owner Herself!
11 Out Of 10 Ma’am…. Special Thanx to ‘Oom Polly’ for Accommodated Me. Surely you have Recruit Yourself a New Travelling Customer, Who Definitely #SpreadYourWord!!”
Carlo J. Oerson

May your stay with us be extremely pleasurable and memorable. Please recommend us to all your friends!