It seems the fact that owners re-created Die Dorphuis in Calvinia to reflect it's Victorian past, only contributes to its universal appeal. The Dorphuis literally transports you to the previous century.
This treasure chest has among others three luxury rooms and six outside rooms (four of these are still original nagmaal rooms). Stepping inside this National Monument, dating from 1860, you'll find every wall in every room a piece of art.
The most favoured room, undoubtedly, is the Knegtekamer (Slave's Quarters), furnished completely in traditional style. You'll have to make do with lamplight. Your comforter in the dark hours of the night is a wonderful "karos" made of Springbok skins, flung nonchalantly across the cosy bed.
Like all the other rooms in Die Dorphuis-complex, Die Stoepkamer, Elsa and the Bridal suite have yellow wood furniture. Even though all the walls are decorated with old family portraits of serious-looking Calvinianers, each room still has its own unique features to reminisce over.
Die Stoepkamer is a luxury suite with private lounge and en-suite bathroom. Elsa has a lounge and a fireplace. The Bridal suite's bath appears to be its greatest charm.
The four Nagmaalkamers (outside rooms), the Buitekamer, the Waskamer or Lizzie and Piet Links offers you two modern flats with cane furniture and own braai facilities.
An unforgettable Hantam breakfast and traditional dinners are offered just around the corner and down the street at the Hantam Huis.
Your bed is pre-heated by an electric blanket. (A wonderful necessity during winter nights)
Pepper tree twigs hanging over the old Dover stove, attempt to keep away the flies. (A wonderful necessity during summer days)
The colourful kitchen, with milk, coffee and rusks provided, make you feel domesticated.
Firewood is available on request for braais. Light dinners (soup, homemade bread, butter, jams and braaipacks) can be arranged.
We also cater for special diets or religious orientated eating habits.
Every room now has it's own TV, except for the Knegtekamer where it wouldn't just seem out of place, it would also amount to sin.
Facilities & Services:
- Dining room
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Swimming Pool
Dorphuis (Hantamhuis) - Calvinia Guest Reviews
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Everything was very neat and clean thanks.
Rating: Reviewed by Christal Mostert over a year ago
We had a whole house to ourselves, it was very well appointed. A wonderful breakfast at Hantamhuis, too much to eat! And we bought lovely goodies at the shop; very friendly staff as well, made us feel most welcome.
Rating: Reviewed by Mrs Heather Harris over a year ago
Accommodation is all and more one could ask for, and as for Hantamhuis itself that alone will be reason enough to visit there again: a treasure of yesteryears!
Rating: Reviewed by Gus Langmann over a year ago
We were extremely well looked after, made to feel most welcome and fed superbly. Full marks!
Rating: Reviewed by Hugh Blackman over a year ago