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About Akkerendam Nature Reserve

The Akkerendam Nature Reserve was established in 1967 and is situated just outside of Calvinia. The reserve is 2750 hectares in size and incorporates the majestic Hantam Mountain.

There is a wide variety of flora and fauna to see, including sword lilies, Cape asters, and brown peppering plants. The reserve is also a proclaimed bird sanctuary with more than 65 bird species, such as the fairy flycatcher, the black-headed canary, and layard's tit-babbler. The best time to visit the reserve is during flower season in September.

There are two hikes across the Hantam Mountain, one being relatively easier than the other. You can expect to spot the endangered sterkboom as well as the magnificent star tree which is unique to the region. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic and relax within the stunning scenery. The reserve is open daily and there is no entrance fee.

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Accommodation near Akkerendam Nature Reserve

Calvinia Hotel

11 Reviews
Sleeps 58 in 24 rooms

The Calvinia Hotel is located in the centre of Calvinia and offers comfortable accommodation in 25 double rooms. The historic building has...
from R490
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Die Hok Bachelor Flats

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Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

Die Hok Bachelor Flats lies in the little town of Calvinia, a town of pleasantries and farm life, where people are real and living in a...
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Kleinplasie Camping Site

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Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Nestled deep within the rugged beauty of Calvinia, Kleinplasie Camping Site offers a memorable stay to families or groups visiting this...
from R200
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Calvinia Guesthouse

9 Reviews
Sleeps 11 in 4 rooms

We welcome you to our little bit of stress-free life situated in this captivating Karoo, with breath taking sunsets, stars lighting up our...
from R670
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Tarantula Self-catering Accom...

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Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Tarantula Self-catering offers comfortable accommodation in two fully furnished units located on...
from R690
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Kleinplasie Guesthouse

7 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Kleinplasie Guesthouse is situated on a smallholding only two kilometres outside of Calvinia. The accommodation is ideal for couples and...
from R500
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Akkerendam Nature Reserve Map

Akkerendam Nature Reserve is 4.7km from the centre of Calvinia , the nearest airport 311.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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