Calitzdorp has varied accommodation ranging from luxury to rustic, glamping to camping and from village to rural.

Below is the list of beautiful accommodation to suit you or your family needs.

Bed & Breakfast

Karoo Life

Karoo Life – Karoo Life Bed & Breakfast is situated in Queen Street in Calitzdorp. The building dates back to 1860 and has seen life as the home of the local blacksmith, lodging for overnight travelers, home of the local cobblers and more recently outstanding accommodation and food for travelers exploring the meandering route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Karoo Life offers three garden cottages with the main house serving as the communal social and dining areas. A large covered deck looks over the extensive garden, with views of the mountains and a tranquil swimming pool to relax in after a hard day of exploring the nearby wine cellars or adventuring into the valleys and nearby mountains. Breakfast is served daily either in the magnificent yellow wood floor dining area in the main house or on the deck for those who want to enjoy the tranquility and views. Additional meals or packed lunches can be arranged on request and of course braai (BBQ) facilities are always available.

Cell : +27 (0) 79 902 3790 Email :


This charming guest house is situated on a smallholding, on the edge of Calitzdorp, 300 m off the main road and 50 km west of Oudtshoorn. The four double en-suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with country style pieces. Enjoy the generous hospitality and relax in the lounge with an open fireplace, TV, games, books and kitchenette. A country style breakfast is an option.


The Station Calitzdorp

The Station Calitzdorp is nestled between the vines of the amazing De Krans Cellars and an actual krantz.

This unique venue offers the traveler an idyllic space to rest and then venture forth to explore colourful Calitzdorp.
We offer self-catering campsites with electricity, water, and braai areas, caravan stands, and spacious Safari-style permanent tents with hotel quality beds and crisp white linen – sharing modern ablution facilities. 

Gasteria Grange

Private camping site for 1 or 2 caravans or three tents. Our ablutions have large shower, toilets and large scullery area. We only allow for one group at a time to keep it private. Braai facilities available and wood. We are Bike Friendly Certified and offer safe and secure facilites to charge ebikes, wash bikes and store bikes. 

Cell: Kevin on 082 469 8143

Fish Eagle Resort – 8 km from Calitzdorp

Situated just 8km’s outside of Calitzdorp at the Calitzdorp Dam in the Klein Karoo. Fish Eagle Eco Camp is a paradise for the nature lover. A great getaway for the day, weekend or even longer. Day trippers welcome. Swimming, canoeing, boating, braai, fishing, hiking, birding.

Contact: Boshoff Botha

+27 (0)83 471 1932

Matjiesvlei Guest Farm – 16 km from Calitzdorp


A shady 4×4 bush camp on the banks of the Gamka River with modern ablution blocks, flush toilets and hot water. Enjoy fishing, swimming and boating in Die Dam. Also walks and hikes. Starting at the Bush camp, drive the rugged Bojaankop 4×4 trail with its stunning views and steep climb reaching 540 meters above sea level. Self catering cottages are available where you can relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery.

Guest Houses

Calitzdorp Country House

Nestled amongst the vineyards overlooking Calitzdorp is the magnificent Calitzdorp Country House. Built in the style and luxury of a country residence, Calitzdorp Country House boasts every amenity you would expect from a top, luxury guest house. The rooms are furnished in South African Karoo style and graced with a fabulous collection of original South African paintings. Original Oregon timber floors add to the overall elegance of the house. The luxurious feel extends to the elegant and spacious dining and sitting rooms, which flow out to a flagstone-paved courtyard, ideal for fresh morning breakfasts or al fresco dining.The courtyard’s restful water fountain looks over the long view westwards across a blue sparkling swimming pool and gazebo, green vineyards and lush orchards, with a backdrop of the stark and dramatic Swartberg Mountains. The cool shade of a verandah surrounds three sides of the house, inviting you to relax and enjoy a feast of bird life in the trees surrounding our small dam.

The Retreat at Groenfontein

A Victorian farmhouse set in 560ha of the beautiful Groenfontein Valley Conservancy, bordering on the 129 000ha Swartberg Nature Reserve. The house, filled with yellow-wood and mellow Oregon pine, has a lounge and dining room – each with its own ceramic fireplace to keep them cozy on chilly winter evenings – leading onto a wide verandah, overlooking the sweeping gardens and majestic Swartberg mountains.

The Queen of Calitzdorp

This over a century old establishment is situated in the center of Calitzdorp town, within walking distance of Boplaas, De Krans and Calitzdorp Cellars wineries and restaurants. Beautifully appointed are equipped with air conditioning, DSTV, coffee and tea making facilities, hair dryer, electronic safe, en suite bathrooms (with showers) and access to a complimentary Wi-Fi network. Our main house has eight bedrooms and a further six are available in our winelands facing annex. We offer standard, superior, exclusive, honeymoon and family rooms. Most rooms have a balcony. Breakfasts are served in our dining room and in our beautiful garden. Many indigenous plants can be seen on the path to the swimming pool. Our lounge has a warm and inviting fireplace.

Nature Reserves

Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

The land forever heightens our sense of exploration with its expanses and its wilderness. And with the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo, we need not go far to find a place with such space and detachment. The brooding Gamkaberg, together with the equally mysterious Rooiberg, appear to have been laid down as one over the lowlands of the Little Karoo. The Gamka is therefore a range in isolation and its name is derived from the Khoisan, gami, meaning lion, where the Cape Lion – now extinct – once so successfully wondered here.

Die Poort Private Nature Reserve

An ideal retreat, for peaceful and isolated tranquility in a magnificent mountain and river environment. It borders onto the Greater Swartberg Protected Area (a World Heritage Site) and is situated within three international biodiversity hotspots, (the Succulent Karoo, the Cape Floristic Region and Thicket). The farm overlooks and includes the Gamka River where it leaves the Swartberg Mountain after its journey of 23 km through Gamkapoort, the last 5 km of which fall within the boundaries of Die Poort. We are the southern neighbors of Gamkaskloof, also known as “The Hell,” although separated by a tough 14 km hike. In addition to the main house, there are 3 historic, self-catering guest cottages, resembling the type of dwellings in Gamkaskloof. Each has its own charm and beautiful view of the wonderful surrounding mountains and river.


Celebratio Pomogranite Farm – 23 km from Calitzdorp

Celebratio is an export pomegranate farm halfway between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn on the “Old Cement Road”. It is perfect for day excursions to the many attractions of the Klein Karoo. Expect spectacular sunsets, starlit skies and a relaxing atmosphere. Several accommodation options are available on the farm- we have two cottages (Sias and Lilly) sleeping 4 each and the beautifully restored old farmhouse (Mannie and Marie), sleeping 8. All face the communal swimming pool and have views of the pomegranate orchard. The cottages and farmhouse all have fully equipped kitchens, open plan living areas and private braai areas.

De Wawielhuis

De Wawielhuis – Self Catering. De Wawielhuis offers accommodation in 2 cottages. The cottages each contain a bedroom, a shower en-suite, a kitchen and a covered patio area. Both the cottages are fully furnished and fitted with all necessary utensils. The establishment is fully walled with a 2 meter brick wall and has a motorised gate and shade parking. Come and enjoy the clean air and tranquility. 

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Die Stoep

Die Stoep is a heritage house and sleeps 8 – 10 guests and is let out as a single unit – no sharing.

Die Stoep offers –

– 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms

– Additional sleeper couch in the dinning room

– Aircons in bedrooms

– Fireplaces in lounge and kitchen

– Alarm system

– Off street secure parking

– Wi-fi

– Pet friendly

– Dstv family package

– Splash pool

– Two outdoor entertainment areas with braai facility

Tel : +27 (0) 82 539 2551 email :

Gasteria Grange

Gasteria Grange – Gasteria Grange situated on the corner of Saayman St and St Helena Road, offers comfortable accommodation just out of Calitzdorp on a small farm (Grange), off the well-known Route 62. Guests can choose between the Garden Cottage or Lucerne Cottage. Each cottage is fitted out with a kitchenette, TV and wi-fi. The Lucerne Cottage has a built in braai as well as indoor fire place for the chilly winter nights. There is also a camp site with ablution facilities. Unfortunately no pets allowed.

We are also Bike Friendly certified and provide safe lock up for bikes, cleaning bay and charging points for e-bikes.

Find us on Bicycle South for the Karoo Crossing and Cross Cape routes.

Lucerne Cottage

Karoo Nest

A family guest suite with its own entrance and garden. Karoo Nest is located in the town of Calitzdorp, close to award-winning wineries and unique restaurants. The guest suite is ideally suited to a family and comprises a bedroom with a queen-size bed and kitchenette, a bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin, and a second sleeping area with 2 small single beds. The kitchenette is equipped with a small fridge, a microwave, and a kettle and toaster. The guest suite is air-conditioned, and has a TV with selected DStv channels. Guests have access to their own private garden, seating area on the deck and braai facilities. There is a generator to provide power during load-shedding.

Karoo Magic

Karoo Magic is a private air conditioned cottage with superb mountain views, nestled amongst the world famous vineyards of Boplaas. Karoo Magic is suitable for the guest seeking peace, tranquility, magnificent views and abundant bird life. A private verandah with comfortable chairs and braai facilities are for your exclusive use. The cottage is equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The lounge and kitchen are downstairs and the bedroom and bathroom are upstairs. Cool off in the sparkling pool or just enjoy the magic of the Klein Karoo. With prior arrangement please feel free to bring your well behaved pet with you. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

Contact: Sue Nicholas – 076 457 6540


Matjiesvlei Cottages – 16 km from Calitzdorp

These fully equipped self-catering holiday homes are situated in Matjiesvlei (Matjies Valley) at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range only 16km from Calitzdorp. The spectacular mountain views along with the mixed farming activities of the valley provide a tranquil atmosphere. The valley is a dead end and therefore quiet and peaceful. The hustle and bustle of city life melts away – the perfect place to relax and unwind. In all the cottages all linen and towels are provided. The kitchens are fully equipped.

Matjiesvlei Guest Farm – 16 km from Calitzdorp

We offer you a peaceful, relaxing stay in one of our four self catering units – Douglas-huis, Thiart-huis, Cloete-huis and Huis Oppie Rant. If you prefer being even closer to nature you can unwind at our camping site, Die Damrivierkamp (the dam river camp), situated on the shores of the Gamka River.

This is an anglers paradise, with a wide variety of fish species including Yellow fish, Black bass, Eel and Carp. There are also fantastic water holes perfect for swimming and rowing. The Bôjaankop 4×4 route takes you to the top of Bôjaankop from where you can enjoy stunning views of the Little Karoo

Red Stone Hills Guest Farm – 20 km from Calitzdorp

A guestfarm near Calitzdorp is nestled within what must be one of the most spectacular geological landscapes in the whole South Africa. The striking reddish-hued koppies which surrounds the farm are constructed from iron-rich conglomerates which were deposited by turbulent rivers in the Cretaceous Period, some 130 millions years ago. In a sense these blood-red rocks reflect the painful and energetic birth of the new African continent. Come experience genuine Karoo hospitality, spectacular view and breathtaking tranquility at our guest farm.

Thea’s Cottage

Thea’s cottage is an old, beautifully restored cottage overlooking the valley of the Nels river and the Gamka river. It also has a lovely view of the town, the Swartberg mountain and the Rooiberg/Gamkaberg range. Boplaas, De Krans, Calitzdorp Cellars as well as several smaller wineries are within 2 kilometers from the cottage. The center of Calitzdorp with its beautiful churches, old houses, restaurants and artists’ studios is just one kilometer away. The cottage consists of two bedrooms, both en suite (one with a shower and the other with a bath). The main bedroom has a double bed, air conditioning and a ceiling fan, while the second bedroom has two single beds (which may be converted to a queen size bed on request) and a ceiling fan. The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering, with an electric stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster and ceiling fan. Braai facilities are also available. The lounge is comfortable and spacious with a television set (bring your own decoder and smart card) and radio/cd player.

The Station Calitzdorp

The Station Calitzdorp is nestled between the vines of the amazing De Krans Cellars and an actual krantz. This unique venue offers the traveler an idyllic space to rest and then venture forth to explore colourful Calitzdorp.
We offer self-catering campsites with electricity, water, and braai areas, caravan stands, and spacious Safari-style permanent tents with hotel quality beds and crisp white linen – sharing modern ablution facilities. Here one also has the opportunity to overnight in a quaint, converted heritage ticket office. The Station offers accommodation to suit all pockets. It has the facilities for hosting a variety of functions, weddings, weekend workshops, and birthday parties. Lounge in our licensed bar area or on the stoep, whilst enjoying your favourite tipple or ice-cold beer to quench your thirst.

The Station is five minutes’ walk from Calitzdorp center, the Port Wine Capital of South Africa. it is an idyllic spot for campers, caravanners and bikers. The “dorp” has a wide variety of must-visit restaurants and lovely cellars for wine tasting weekends. Ideally located the historic ticket office and loading shed, with its sprung wooden floors, is an excellent choice for those searching for a country functions venue, having hosted film shoots, Art on Track, weddings, and the 2009 and 2011 Port Wine Festival.

Contact: Andri (+27) 82 686 0016

Thys Huis – Insika Farm – 8.5 km from Calitzdorp

Thys Huis is a self catering, off the grid , environmentally friendly, restored labourers cottage. It is located on Insika Farm on the R62, 8km outside Calitzdorp on Gamka Private Farm Estate.  It sleeps 4 people in two bedrooms, both are en-suite and both have access to an outdoor shower. It has an open plan living/kitchen area which leads out onto a verandah with views onto an olive grove, mountain range and the R62 in the distance. Two braai areas are available.  It is a unique combination of a working farm and a wildlife environment. Wi-Fi and braai wood are included . Unique experiences are offered on request.


Watersong Cottage – 15 km from Calitzdorp

Situated 15km outside Calitzdorp in the heart of the spectacular Groenfontein Valley at the foot of the Swartberg mountains.
Our cottage offers contemporary style and comfort in a completely off-grid setting. Meander along the river, take a dip in a secluded pool, follow historical irrigation furrows or take a hike in the foothills to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Swartberg Mountains.
Our farm and the cottage are completely off-grid and thus require a more aware and conscious lifestyle. The cottage is set apart from the main homestead and offers contemporary comfort. Various comfortable sitting areas offer different views and aspects of the surroundings.

Zamani’s Place

House that sleeps 6.  Two seperate bedrooms, one with shower and one with bath.  Off street parking, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, 2 x fire places, 2 x fridge / freezer, private braai area.

We are cycle friendly and pet friendly.  Three minutes walk from shops and restaurants.  Various 4 x 4 routes area.