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About Calitzdorp Railway Station

With vines to one side and a kranz to the other, Calitzdorp Railway Station offers travellers an idyllic space to rest before venturing forth to explore the surrounding Route 62 area. Guests have a choice of staying in the ticket office, Safari tents,backpackers, or camping in their own tents or caravans..

The ticket office, a self-catering unit, with a double bed, and two singles, is provided with white linen and towels. It has two functioning fireplaces which are ideal for the chilly winter evenings. Modern toilets, and hot showers are a short walk away in the shared ablution block.

The backpackers is furnished with bunk beds, and linen is supplied. It has its own toilet and cold shower.The Safari tents are furnished with a double or two single beds and linen and towels are provided. Each campsite is equipped with electricity and water and also has its own barbecue area.

The backpackers, and tents share modern ablution facilities with hot showers, as well as a kitchen with a fridge, a gas hob and cutlery and crockery.

The Station also offers facilities to host functions and has been the choice venue for film shoots, weddings, weekend workshops, birthday and stag parties, art exhibitions, and the local Winter in Calitzdorp Festival.

The typical little Karoo town of Calitzdorp is probably mostly recognized for its production of some of the country’s best port wines. Queen Street is one of the oldest streets in town and begs a stroll to properly absorb the number of Edwardian, Victorian and Karoo-style buildings heavily influenced by English architecture. Activities include walking trails in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve, and the Redstone Hills, Groenfontein, and Matjiesvlei. Birding in the hills and viewing the fynbos areas are also more than rewarding.

Wedding Venues: Ideal for either an indoor or outdoor wedding or reception. Under-vine on the platform space with the kranz alongside provides a beautiful outdoor setting, while the sprung wooden floored restored loading shed is ideal for inclement weather.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 46
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 36 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note that no music is allowed to be played.
Electricity usage on the campsite, ie. connection to a power-point, is charged at R35 per day.

Availability and pricing

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  • Campsite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 14 Lovely spots situated on grass alongside the kranz or under the jacarandas. Each site is equipped with electricity and... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Fireplace
    from R200 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Safari Tent Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 4 Larger tent furnished with single beds or a double bed, with white linen, duvets and towels are provided. Each campsite... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Single beds
        from R380 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Backpackers Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Furnished with bunk beds, this unit features two toilets however showers are available in the shared ablution block. A... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms
            from R300 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Ticket Office Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering The unit is situated in the Calitzdorp Railway Station ticket office. There is one double and two single beds. White... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R540 For 2 guests
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Calitzdorp Railway Station

                  36 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Keith Pugh
                  10 March 2018

                  Unique experience staying in the old railway ticket office and playing on the 'pump trolleys'! Excellent accommodation and Cheryl provided a warm welcome and lots of interesting and valuable information on the area.

                  Jonathan Hellemann
                  04 January 2018

                  Thank you Cheryl, amazing host and accommodation. Love every time we visit

                  Karin Els
                  28 December 2017

                  The total feel of a train station was a wonderful experience. The ticket office that we slept in was a nice experience and very comfortable. The kids lived the trolley that they ride on on the the train tracks. Everything was just perfect

                  Shandre Kamos
                  23 December 2017

                  The host was very welcoming and accommodating! Location is close to everything Calitzdorp has to offer. Facilities clean and neat! Would recommend establishment.

                  Menan Du Plessis
                  29 September 2017

                  Safe, friendly, and convenient camping spot. The hosts were cheerful and welcoming, and struck the perfect balance between making sure that I felt comfortable and cared-for, and respecting my space so that I could enjoy my time. The main area can get a little noisy on a Saturday night, as it does host a bar, but everything was quiet by half-past ten, which I felt was reasonable. With a clean and well-maintained ablutions block and a useful little kitchenette, this was ideal for an overnight camp.

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                  Calitzdorp Railway Station Map

                  Calitzdorp Railway Station is 0.4km from the centre of Calitzdorp , the nearest airport 92.9km (George Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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