Postal Address: P.O. Box 34, Calvinia, South Africa,
Reception is located at 42 Hope Street, Calvinia.
GPS Co-ordinates: -31,47537 19, 77247
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How to get to Calvinia
From Gauteng in the north, you can choose one of
Route one would be via Upington over Brandvlei to
Calvinia. The other route leads via Kimberley through
Carnarvon and Williston, a distance of some 1200
From the south you leave the N7 at Van Rhynsdorp
and ascend the escarpment through the magnificent
Van Rhyn's Pass to the floral kingdom of the
Another route consists of a breakaway from the N1
at Matjiesfontein, through Verlatekloof, Sutherland,
via Middelpost to Calvinia.
For the very brave, through the Ceres-Karoo on the
R355, which is the longest distance between two
neighbouring towns, i.e. Ceres and Calvinia - a
distance of about 250 kilometres.
Co-ordinates & Temperatures
Calvinia is situated 31º30'S and 19º44'E,
970 m above sea level. The average summer temperature
in Calvinia is 22ºC, but frequently soars above
40ºC. During winter the average temperature
is 10ºC, but it may plummet to -8ºC, with
an average night temperature of -2ºC, with
severe frost. Snow frequently falls on the Hantam
mountain range during the winter, and is our main
source of primary drinking water.