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Calvinia

Calvinia, Hantam Karoo, Northern CapeSituated on the banks of the Oorlogskloof River and at the foot of the Hantam Mountains, Calvinia is a pretty and stereotypical Afrikaans Karoo town with great examples of typical 1800’s Karoo architecture and a beautiful ‘neo-gothic’ church. It is the centre of the sheep farming and wool producing industry of the Hantam Karoo, and like many Karoo towns, it has been described as being in a ‘time warp’ where life is lived slowly, often in old restored homes, and where donkey carts are n...

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