Things to do in Caledon
Caledon Wildflower Garden, also known as the Venster Kloof Nature Garden is a wonderful space in which to spend quality time with your family or friends.
It is called Venster Kloof not only because it lies just on the edge of the kloof of that name, but also after a particularly noticeable rock formation that forms a window or ‘venster’ as it is known in Afrikaans.
The wildflower garden has a 10km hike through natural mountain fynbos all the way to the Swartberg summit.
There is a little dam quite near the entrance, fields of daisies (depending on the time of year you are there), a rocky kloof filled with aloes that leads up into the mountains around Caledon, and a fairly extensive network of paths that take a while to walk. The central parts of the garden, in particular, are beautiful, and during spring (around September) rather inspiring through which to stroll.
The gardens have views out over Caledon and a number of places to rest and drink in the surrounding flowers and plants. The garden was landscaped on land bequeathed to the municipality by Queen Victoria in 1899. The garden was established in 1927 and forms part of the greater nature reserve up on the Swartberg Mountain north of Caledon.
Experience the wonders of the unique Zip lines in the Caledon, as you glide amidst the lush vegetation encircled by wildlife. Towering above the ground the slides range from 8 to 18 meters high.
Our Caledon Quad trails go around the Caledon Hotel and Spa property.
The mineral rich hot springs produces over a million litres of water daily and has an average temperature at source of 65 degrees Celsius.
The distinctive brown colour of the water is due to the rich iron content, known as chalybeate. The oily layers found on the surface of the pools is due to the high mineral content of the spring waters and varies in density from time to time depending on weather conditions.
The mineral pools are completely drained and filled every week giving our guests the very best of the hot spring waters in the pools.
Mineral water contents: Iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulphate, sodium,silica, bicarbonate and chloride with a ph of 7.2
|Tuesday – Sunday||09:00 am – 7:00 pm|
The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa is nestled in the picturesque area outside Caledon in the Western Cape, with views of the Klein Swartberg mountains. There is something for everyone – whether you are in search of an exciting gaming experience at the casino, or are looking to relax and rejuvenate at the spa, with it’s mineral rich Khoisan pools and indulgent treatments on offer.
The Casino’s Table Games are in this spacious area, and includes a full range of Slots. With a starting denomination of 1c machines up to the more challenging R 10,00 machines, this section caters for our non-smoking players who prefer playing Traditional Reels, Video Reels and poker games. This section also includes a variety of different line and max bets per line bet options, which is updated with the newest games and technology currently on the market.
History: In 1813 Caledon was named after the Earl of Caledon who was a governor of the Cape of Good Hope. Caledon is an important town for the wheat, barley and wool farmers in the area. The town also has famous hot water springs which were discovered in the 17th century. Situated at the foot of the Swartberg the area offers the nature lover wild flowers, hiking trails and bird watching.
The course: The 9 hole course with its beautiful views of the Overberg can be a big challenge for any golfer. With a lush eucalyptus forest in the center of the course which is in play for 5 of the 9 holes you beter make sure you have a rough iron in your bag. With only 4 sand bunkers and 1 water hole these two obstacles will be the least of your worries.
|Monday – Friday||08:00 am – 21:00 pm|
|Saturday||08:00 am – 21:00 pm|
|Sunday||08:00 am – 21:00 pm|