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Die Dorpshuis was built in 1885 as a prestige residence for an unknown person and is a prime example of Karoo Victorian architecture. Since then it was extended and become the residence and surgery for the dorp’s doctors and eventually the home to a local school master.

It is surrounded by the Swartberg and Gamka Mountains and is set in the Gamka Valley Winelands. The warm atmosphere is created by Oregon floors and fireplaces.

Die Dorpshuis is centrally situated in Calitzdorp a quaint little town on ROUTE 62, nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, Western Cape.

Calitzdorp is also known as The Port-Wine Capital of South Africa

Calitzdorp lies on the famous R62, 49 km’s from Oudtshoorn to the east and 50 km’s to Ladysmith in the west.

Accommodation includes a self-catering cottage with two rooms to sleep four guests.

The garden, described by a guest as ‘a little farm glen’, is the owner’s pride, and is rounded off with an azure pool. Beautifully decorated en suite rooms are equipped with DSTV.

The restaurant is open around the clock, and offers mouthwatering traditional home-cooked fare.

The gift shop sells fresh dried fruit, home-made jams and curios.

You will experience lots of friendliness and hospitality in the ‘Port capital’ of South Africa, and guests are treated with a complimentary glass of Port before bedtime.


Rooms and Units Available:

Self Catering Unit

Fully equipped for self catering and can sleep up to 6 persons maximum.

Sleeps 6 Adults

Twin Rooms

Every room has a separate entrance and is en-suite with either shower or bath, tea & coffee making facilities and DSTV. Every room is equipped with air con, heater and heating blankets for the cold winter nights.

Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
Horse Riding

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled 15 days or less before arrival, liable for full cost.


4 Van Riebeeck St, Calitzdorp.

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