Attractions

Gallery in Calvinia

Republic of Rustica

Stop at this ‘rustic art’ emporium to marvel at owner Dirk’s collection of found objects, vintage gear and general junk. Road signs, sheep skulls, tin cups, watering cans, bed pans, old shoes, bicycles and farm impl…
Museum in Calvinia

Calvinia Museum

Housed in a former synagogue, this museum is surprisingly large and interesting for a small town. It concentrates on the white settlement of the region, with a section devoted to sheep farming, and has exhibits rang…
Nature Reserve in Calvinia

Akkerendam Nature Reserve

North of town, this 275-sq-km reserve has one- and two-day hiking trails. The best time to visit is spring, when the wildflower bloom carpets the mountainous terrain. Head to the municipal office for hiking permits.
Monument in Calvinia

Flower Post Box

A water tower has been converted into this giant post box. Letters and postcards posted here receive a special flower postmark.