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When entering the Tankwa Lodge, visitors are still welcomed with true warm country hospitality.

The Lodge offers 25 rooms all with en-suite showers & bathrooms, a Splash Pool to cool off in the summer heat, Conference facilities for up to 80 pax, a Beer Garden, Secure parking and Restaurant & Bar which is currently independently owned and operated.

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”.

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It is the region’s key growth point and one of the country’s largest wool-producing areas. Calvinia enjoys 80% starlight and the night sky is an attraction for many city-dwellers and astronomers.