Come to Caledon and escape from the hustle and bustle to the tranquil surroundings of the country side and rejuvenate your body and soul.
Caledon is situated in the Centre of the Overberg District, approximately 110km from Cape Town and lies nestled at the foot of the Klein Swartberg between the Winelands and Southern Cape District.
For centuries Caledon has been known for its hot mineral springs, which was popular with visitors in search for cures for a multitude of ailments. The springs were given a boost with the Casino development and now offers a series of pools, the Victorian bath and a world-class treatment centre. Caledon has a unique blend of magnificent Fynbos species. Agricultural tours, hiking trails in the Caledon Nature Reserve and an event such as the Wild Flower Festival is popular and stimulates local business activity.
Other attractions include the Caledon Museum where historical tours to Mill Street, Holy Trinity Church and the Hot Mineral Baths can be arranged. The overberg wheat belt of which Caledon is the centre has been declared an important area because of the high population of protected blue crane birds.
Caledon offers a dry climate, unpolluted air and a scenic landscape with stunning views across wide-open plains.
A small town in a lovely setting amidst wine and fruit orchards. Enjoy water sports, bass fishing or the popular yacht club on the Theewaterskloof Dam (one of the largest in South Africa). View a large selection of proteas at the Wild Flower Garden, or walk the one- or three-hour trails at the Villiersdorp Nature Reserve. Climb to the top of the Blokkop (1 600m; 7 to 8 hours), challenge yourself on various 4x4 trails or play the Theewaterskloof Country Club’s excellent 9-hole golf course.
Beautiful and tranquil - no wonder Villiersdorp is ‘The Pearl of The Overberg’.
Time stands still in this old world village on the banks of the Riviersonderend. Oak-lined country lanes, lei-water furrows and quaint cottages set in beautiful gardens against the backdrop of the Riviersonderend Mountains. Horse riding, cycling, freshwater fishing, bird watching, a fynbos reserve and walking trails - including a two-day hike to McGregor.
Wander through many art galleries viewing a wide variety of styles, or enjoy open-air cafés and fine restaurants. Excellent B&B, guest house or country lodge accommodation establishments offer country elegance and fireside romance, or self-catering in rural comfort.