Elim Guest House is part of the Open Africa Charter with its Karoo Routes. It has a farm ambience and is within walking distance of the centre of town. For those weary of life, the locals and surrounds will supply the needed therapy to refresh your soul.
Calvinia is listed as one of the safest country towns in South Africa and was nominated as one of the cleanest towns in 2011.
The town lies halfway between Cape Town and Upington (400km away) where the world famous Augrabies Falls can be found.
The town is known for its lamb meat, certified natural lamb from the Hantam! We also boast with modern medical facilities, a large airfield where DC3 Dakotas can land and a big swimming pool for those hot days.
Hunting (springbok, gemsbok, etc) can be done on nearby farms as long as this is mentioned beforehand.
Biggest post box in the world (post your letters and get a special flower stamp)
Nature Garden with Karee Dam, providing the town’s water
Quiver Tree Forest on road to Loeriesfontein
Nieuwoudtville Waterfall about 60km from town. Nieuwoudtville is known as the Bulb Capital of the World
Churches which has been declared as National Monuments
Sutherland with the biggest telescope in the Southern Hemisphere
Stunning sunsets and clear star-studded skies
Isabelle en Rudolf Malherbe welcome you to Elim Guest House