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Town Small Calitzdorp

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Klein Karoo)  :: Calitzdorp
Category: Places :: Town Small

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Calitzdorp is situated half way between port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Though it is an old village, the architecture is still breath-taking such that one cannot be satisfied by just a single visit to the town. Queen Street is one of the oldest streets in town and begs a stroll to properly absorb the number of Edwardian, Victorian and Karoo-style buildings heavily influenced by English architecture. The typical little Karoo town of Calitzdorp is probably mostly recognized for its production of some of the country's best port wines. Calitzdorp have several restaurants, two galleries and a museum. Various enjoyable activities includes horse riding on trails, canoeing, fishing, hiking trails in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, the Redstone Hills and at Retreat at Groenfontein, racing and organ recital. Birding in the hills and fynbos area are also more than rewarding.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Calitzdorp Tourism Info, Scenic Cape Route 62, Western Cape, South Africa
Contact :  Calitzdorp Tourism Information
Tel :  +27(0)44 213 3775
Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  All South African networks

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station :  Yes   Police Telephone :  +27(0)44 213 3320
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)44 213 3489
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)44 213 3775
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  All
Diesel :  Yes
Facilities :  Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Internet Cafe, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Liquor, Restaurant, Tyre Repair, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Internet, Wireless Networking
Other Facilities :  Retirement Home. Bar/s. Theatre/Cinema. Tobacconist/Pipe maker Services. School/s. Tobacconist/Pipemaker.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, 4WD Trails, Picnics, Wine Tasting, Cellar Tours, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Swimming, Bird Watching, Hot-air Balloon Flights, Stargazing, Photography

Travelling Information

The banks are ABSA and Standard banks. (Feb-12).

There is one petrol station on Voortrekker Road.

There is no hospital in Calitzdorp, the nearest hospital is in the nearby town of Oudtshoorn. The doctor in town is Dr Vermeulen.
There is also a clinic, with a small pharmacy, situated on the main road - Voortrekker road, that has a doctor visiting it every weekday afternoon (+27(0)44 213 3629).

Internet access is available at the Calitzdorp Railway Station.

The nearest large shopping centres are in Oudtshoorn, George or Mossel Bay. Calitzdorp does however have restaurants, butcheries, general dealers, a clothing store, two banks, bottle stores, a workshop for repairs, a hardware store, and of course a number of cellars. (Feb-12).

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