Republic of RusticA

Eclectic Accommodation in the heart of Calvinia.

The scene here is extremely diversified, there is much to see and experience. Interesting conversations, good music, creative thinking and photography. We offer four rooms, three with double beds and one with two singles. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers.

Also available at extra cost: drumming, pebble walking, foot and neck massages, painting and charcoal drawing. Basic meals are available from our kitchen prepared with love by our friendly staff. Freshly ground ‘Rustic’ coffee is available at reasonable prices.

The artistic ‘braai and music’ area is also available for your convenience and guests are encouraged to use it.


This landscape is periodically plagued by drought and scorching sunshine yet it has been astonishingly blessed with some of the most dramatic displays of natural beauty. Nowhere is this more visible than in Namaqualand, one of the six floral kingdoms of the world. In spring, the plains burst into flower creating a breathtaking carpet of brilliant colour.
The Akkerdam Nature reserve consist mostly of the Hantam Mountain. You can explore the rustic area by one of the various hiking trails that the area offers. The Kareeboom route was designed with senior citizens in mind. The 2km hiking trail takes you along the Hantam Mountain and takes about a hour to complete. The Sterboom route takes you along the easterly side of the Hantam Mountain and up to the Plato. This route takes approximately 6 to 7 hours to complete. For the avid bird watchers the Kareedam serves as an oases for the migrating birds. Birdwatchers can expect up to 65 different bird species at this reserve.


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Calvinia 8190 ZA
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