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.