Hantam Municipality

Welcome to Hantam Municipality

 
 

The Hantam Municipality covers 36 128km² and includes Calvinia, the centre, as well as Brandvlei, Loeriesfontein, Middelpos , Nieuwoudtville and Swartkop

Attractions

Explore the Hantam and all that it has to offer!!

Waterfall

The Nieuwoudtville Waterfall, situated on the Doorn River, is 7km north of Nieuwoudtville on the R357 (Loriesfontein Road). This 90m waterfall is a spectacular sight when water thunders down into the deep pool during our rainy season.

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Giant Postbox

It has been described as, “the mother of all post boxes” and became the hottest most photographed attraction in Calvinia. It was originally an old water tank that was converted into a post pox in 1995 and could very well be the biggest post box in the world.

Museum

The Calvinia Museum is housed in the old Jewish Synagogue built in 1920. You will find items related to sheep farming and the lifestyle of the early European settlers exhibited in the Calvinia Museum. It also houses the Calvinia Tourism Office which arranges local walks and activities.

Latest News & Updates

Dit is weer tyd vir die Hantam Vleisfees!

Sowat 300 kilometer soos die kraai vlieg, oftewel omtrent 450km vanaf Kaapstad (en amper net so ver van Upington) in die noordweste van ons land lê Calvinia.

Hantam 1ste in Noord-Kaap wat skoon oudit behaal

Die Hantam munisipaliteit in Calvinia is die 1ste plaaslike munisipaliteit in die Noord-Kaap om ‘n skoon oudit te behaal.

Latest News & Updates

Dit is weer tyd vir die Hantam Vleisfees!

Sowat 300 kilometer soos die kraai vlieg, oftewel omtrent 450km vanaf Kaapstad (en amper net so ver van Upington) in die noordweste van ons land lê Calvinia.

Hantam 1ste in Noord-Kaap wat skoon oudit behaal

Die Hantam munisipaliteit in Calvinia is die 1ste plaaslike munisipaliteit in die Noord-Kaap om ‘n skoon oudit te behaal.

Rieldans in the Karoo

The rieldans is considered to be one of the oldest dance form in South Africa and originated from the San people. It is a widely practiced dance throughout the Karoo, and it is taught to children from a young age. You’ll most likely see this dance at any festival or day show in the region – for example, the Winterfees in the nearby town of Williston or the Hantam Vleisfees in Calvinia. 

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