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About Tankwa Lodge

When entering the Tankwa Lodge in Calvinia, visitors are still welcomed with true warm country hospitality. Formed in 1851 on the Oorlogskloof River and named after religious reformer Johan Calvin, Calvinia lies at the foot of the dolerite-topped Hantam Moutains. “Hantam” being a Khoi word meaning “where the red bulbs grow”. It is the region’s key growth point and one of the country’s largest wool-producing areas.

The Lodge offers accommodation in 25 comfortable rooms all with en-suite showers and bathrooms. Seven of the rooms are air-conditioned, and the other 18 rooms have fans.

There is a splash pool for guests to cool off in the summer heat. In addition, the lodge has a restaurant and bar which is independently owned and operated, a beer garden and secure parking.

Conference Venues: The conference room can accommodate up to 80 delegates.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 48
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Booking & Confirmation: Full payment to be made within 24 hours of booking to confirm reservation.
Cancellation: Full refund of payment will be made on reservations cancelled within 48 hours of receiving a Booking Confirmation letter from the hotel. No refunds for bookings & reservations made and paid within 48 hours of check-in.

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  • Standard Room Standard Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 24
    • Rooms Adults

      Reviews for Tankwa Lodge

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      Gert Nel
      23 June 2019

      We liked the excellent dervice from Shire

      Milandre Vlok, South Africa
      16 October 2016

      The staff were very friendly, the accommodation clean and comfortable. Breakfast ample!!

      Anton Cilliers, South Africa
      26 March 2016

      We stayed in Calvinia Hotel and experienced great hospitality. The meal at the restaurant - Lamb shank -' was outstanding and would gladly recommend it.

      11 January 2016

      I will use Tankwa Lodge again in the future.

      Hartmut Dr.Bauer, Germany
      09 May 2015

      We had arrived on calvinia in the afternoon, coming from Oudtshoorn.The Tankwa Lodge was completely closed , no information at the dirty door!!We had checked in the Calvinia Hotel !!

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      Tankwa Lodge is 0.9km from the centre of Calvinia , the nearest airport 306.5km (Cape Town International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling