The Hantam Municipality covers 36 128km² and includes Calvinia, the centre, as well as Brandvlei, Loeriesfontein, Middelpos , Nieuwoudtville and Swartkop. Calvinia is approximately 400 km from Cape Town, Springbok, Upington and Beaufort West. A 1 250 meter tarred runway, very close to Calvinia, is used by many visitors to this beautiful part of the Northern Cape.
The Municipality provides work for more than 140 permanent employees. Seventy percent of the population of approximately 20 000 people live and work in the towns.
Farming is the main contributor to the economy, namely sheep, wool, lucerne as well as rooibos tea. Numerous government departments are also situated in Calvinia.
The Hantam Municipality is well known for its wide open spaces, stunning mountain ranges and nature reserves filled with an incredible array of plants and bulbs that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
“To create an inclusive, people centred municipality through social cohesion, good governance and sustainable development
where all can reach their full potential”
“Hantam, a place of service excellence and equal opportunities, creating a better
life for all”