Nearby Attractions

Relax in our Roman bath where the water temperature is always around the 30°C, or in our warm outdoor pool. Relax in one of our two round cold-water swimming pools after a game of tennis. The Outdoor warm mineral pool is emptied and cleaned weekly on Wednesday for hygienic purposes, thus limited swimming facilities are available on Wednesdays.  The Indoor Roman bath will be available while the outdoor pool is in inaccessible.  For hygienic purposes the indoor pool is also cleaned on a regular basis during which time there is limited access for approximately two to three hours.  The cold water pools are not affected by these arrangements.

There are three hiking trails on the premises i.e. the Springbok Hiking Trail (3.2 km relatively easy but with some steep sections), the Tortoise Trail (800 m – very easy with a beautiful lookout over the Olifants River and the gorge), the Fish Eagle Trail (1.3 km all around a dam, ensuring exciting bird life including the Fish Eagle).

Next to Calitzdorp Spa is the Gamka Mountain Nature Reserve where the Cape Mountain Zebra can be seen. The many scenic passes such as the Swartberg Pass that leads to the enchanting town of Prince Albert are musts.

Vastness and Tranquillity

Visitors to the Swartberg Nature Reserve may experience a sense of vastness and tranquillity throughout the year, with picnic and braai facilities available. The remote and isolated Gamkaskloof valley, (Die Hel) includes attractions such as picnicking, a Norwegian mill, angling in the Gamka River, and sightseeing and relaxing in a natural paradise. The local cuisine, arts and crafts shops in the town of Calitzdorp hold special surprises of their own. Calitzdorp is close to many tourist attractions, Ostrich Show Farms, a Wildlife Ranch with cheetahs and crocodiles, a rabbit show farm and the world famous Cango Caves. The Calitzdorp Winery produces an exclusive range of wine, Blanc de noir, red and sweet wines, and the flagship being the Ruby Port. Boplaas Winery produces a wide range of outstanding table wines, ports and brandy. Their tasting rooms are open from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings. Die Krans Wine Cellar boasts excellent quality table wines and fortified wines made according to the most advanced techniques. The CP Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn is essentially cultural-historical, and houses a large selection of historical material including documents, photos and publications on Oudtshoorn and the Klein Karoo.

Below is a list of the nearby attractions that your family may enjoy during your stay at our resort

These attractions are all within either walking distance or an easy drive of the resort:
  • Bottle store
  • Bowls
  • Caves/Bushman paintings
  • Cinemas
  • Croc/Animal Farm
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountaineering/Abseiling
  • Monuments/Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Nature reserves
  • Squash
  • Shopping Centre/Super Market
  • Wine routes
  • Tennis Courts
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