There’s little doubt you’re in Caledon country when surrounded by seemingly endless wheat, barley and canola fields. Caledon is also famous for its hot springs and for transforming the South African wool industry. Moreover, it was a key agricultural supplier to the rest of the Cape Colony in the mid 19th century.
Caledon is situated beneath the Klein Swartberg and Babilonstoring (Tower of Babel) Mountains. In the Afrikaans language “klein” means “small” but the Klein Swartberg is in fact the highest mountain in the Western Cape.
Located in the centre of The Cape Country Meander, Caledon is the unofficial capital of the Overberg region. It’s also the seat of the Theewaterskloof Municipality of which, the eight Cape Country Meander towns form a part.