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Calitzdorp

Center of South Africa's port wine industry

On the western side of the Klein Karoo, you’ll find this cosy town surrounded by magnificent mountains, top wineries, and coated in classic South African hospitality. Situated on Route 62, you’ll most likely pass through this little gem on your way to or from the Garden Route. Dubbed the ‘Port Capital of the Country’, you’ll have to stop at Boplaas, De Krans, Axe Hill or Calitzdorp Wine Cellars to decide for yourself. For a quick stop, or a full exploration, Calitzdorp has much to offer.

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The best time to visit this quaint little town is from January until May, and September until December. Temperatures will be warm and comfortable during this time, while rainfall will be at a minimum. The semi-arid climate makes for hot summers and cool, dry winters ultimately making it a year-long destination. Depending on when you’re visiting, each season will bring its own wonders.

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