Calitzdorp Country House - Known for pampered luxury and gourmet meals
Nestled amongst the vineyards overlooking Calitzdorp is the magnificent four star Calitzdorp Country House. It is beautifully furnished with antiques and offers spectacular views across a valley of orchards to the majestic Swartberg Mountains. Our luxurious accommodation includes five air-conditioned bedrooms with king-sized beds, TV with satellite channels, en-suite bathrooms and a private patio. The Italian-tiled bathrooms include large showers, twin washbasins and outsize baths. Crisp linens, soft fluffy towels, quality hairdryers and gowns all add to your feeling of pampered care. After a spectacular Klein Karoo sunset, delight in a gourmet meal in our restaurant and end the evening by enjoying some of Calitzdorp’s best Port Wines.
We offer free WiFi and parking and have a lovely garden with a dam and an outdoor pool. Enquire about the array of activities that can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings; including cycling, horse riding and hiking.
Situated on Route 62 the longest wine route in the world, Calitzdorp Country House offers spectacular views across a fertile valley of vineyards and orchards to the majestic Swartberg Mountains beyond. Beautifully furnished with antiques, Persian rugs, and original art, the House is well situated at the heart of the Klein Karoo’s world-class tourist attractions. Capturing the style of a gentleman’s country residence, Calitzdorp Country House exudes a quiet, elegant ambience, including extra-length king-size beds, large baths and lovely pool with shady gazebo. Our well-stocked cellar offers both local and classical South African wines to complement your elegant dining experience.
Five luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own private patio, garden and fountain, are furnished throughout with Victorian, Cape and French antiques and graced with a fabulous collection of original South- and West African paintings, carvings and bronzes. Original Oregon wood floors provide the perfect mirrored showcase for a colorful variety of Persian rugs, adding to the overall elegance.
All the Italian-tiled en suite bathrooms include showers, twin washbasins on beautiful granite slabs and outsize baths.
The decorator’s theme extends to the elegant and spacious dining and sitting rooms, where languid ceiling fans, hand crafted in the colonial style, produce gentle swirls of cooling air. In the hotter months, air conditioning throughout the House effortlessly copes with your need for comfort.
Dining and sitting rooms flow seamlessly out to a flagstone-paved courtyard, ideal for fresh morning breakfasts or al fresco dining on hot still summer evenings, or just for lazing with a drink. The courtyard looks over a long view westwards across the blue water swimming pool and cool gazebo, over green vineyards and lush orchards, to the stark and dramatic Swartberg mountains beyond.
The cool shade of a verandah which surrounds three sides of the house entices guests to relax on 19th century Cape rusbanke with a book or cocktail, to take in the many examples of bird life on the adjacent dam and surrounding trees. Indeed, Calitzdorp, with its many species of birds, provides an ornithologist’s paradise - recently, a blue crane has been visiting our dam.
After another spectacular sunset, so inevitable in the Klein Karoo, those guests who take advantage of our fine dining offer may be persuaded to visit our well-stocked cellar to choose the appropriate local or classical South African wine to accompany their meal.
Then coffee and port on the verandah, and to complete your evening gaze at the incomparable southern night skies in all their celestial splendor.
The magnificent Swartberg pass and the hamlet of Prince Albert: ostrich show farms; the famous Cango Caves; the spectacular Redstone Hills, and fabulous Meiringspoort pass, where for ten glorious kilometers a river meanders alongside the road surrounded by towering cliffs with distorted and misshapen rock faces - these are just some of the ‘must see’ amenities to be visited within easy driving distance of your comfortable accommodation at Calitzdorp Country House. Mountain bikes are available in the village for hire by energetic guests, while a number of 4x4 routes and walking trails of varying distances and degrees of difficulty are to be found.
Owners - The Rogers family look forward to making your stay as relaxed, as comfortable and not least, as memorable as possible.