Welcome to the “Capital of the Overberg”!
You’ll find this charming farming centre at the heart of The Cape Country Meander, not much more than 90 minutes from Cape Town.
Surrounded by breathtaking rolling wheat and barley fields as far as the eye can see, Caledon lies beneath the kilometer-high Klein Swartberg mountains to the north and the Tower of Babel (Babilonstoring) mountains to the south.
Just as the region’s precious blue cranes display their striking courtship dances, so Caledon has courted city citizens to this farming and outdoor mecca.
This is the town made famous both by its hard-working farming citizenry, as much as the hot, healing waters which bubble forth from deep within Mother Earth.
Long before European settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, indigenous pastoralist tribes were the first to take pleasure from the seven springs of iron-rich water – one cold, six hot, heated by pressure far below. And it was these first citizens who gave the area own its first name, “Disporekamma” (hot water).
Centuries later, Caledon is a busy agricultural hub which serves as a launch-pad for visitors into the surrounding countryside – a world of wide open spaces, long farm roads and the peace of nature.
Much has changed since Caledon’s early days – the town is today the seat of the efficient Theewaterskoof Municipality. But Caledon has never surrendered its own country pace, proudly a step or two slower than frenetic modern life.
Caledon’s surrounds offer the simpler pleasures in life – hiking through nature, picnicking beside a dam and snug winter evenings in authentically restored rustic farm cottages.
In search of a country getaway, far from the madding crowds?
Come to Caledon and enjoy the tranquil countryside and rejuvenate your body and soul!
Where to explore?
In addition to Caledon’s own natural bounty - Caledon is conveniently central for exploration of The Cape Country Meander, with excellent accommodation and warm friendly people who will welcome you and treat you as family.
Caledon is also centred not far from its sibling neighbours – like The Cape Country Meander’s little treasures of Greyton and Genadenal to the North.
To the South, visitors to Caledon can take day trips to the Whale Coast and Hermanus, or down to the rugged Southern Tip of Africa at Agulhas. And to the East visitors may begin the long lovely Garden Route in the direction of Mossel Bay and Knysna.