Accommodation in Caledon
Caledon is a charming town at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, offering a wide range of accommodation and entertainment choices. It’s the perfect spot if you want to be both near the coast and be able to explore the farmlands of the Overberg. The town itself can cater to almost any kind of traveller or group, from backpackers to couples and families, even large corporate parties.
There’s also outdoor adventures aplenty, a renowned Casino and Spa (featuring a beauty clinic with a one-of-a-kind hydro therapy facility that uses the town’s iron-rich spring waters) and several restaurants to visit. Caledon offers travellers on a budget several lodging options and for those looking for some luxury, the Hotel has a range of premium suites on offer.
In terms of where to stay in Caledon for self-catering accommodation, there are a few options in and around the town. You can easily rent a cottage-styled apartment with braai places and even DSTV if you’d like a bit of privacy. You’ll immediately feel like you’re in your very own home away from home.
There are also several options for renting rooms within old historic buildings in the town centre. While these establishments will usually insist that you can’t have food in your room, there are dining rooms with breakfast, lunch and dinners served for those who prearrange. Be sure to have a chat with your hospitable hosts, who more often than not are eager to discuss the town’s history and even current affairs. This is a great way to get inside info on local favourite hot-spots.
One of the most popular places to stay in Caledon is of course the world-famous Caledon Hotel, Casino and Spa, overlooking the majestic landscape with spectacular views of the Swartberg. The town’s mineral hot springs are also located on the same property which also features sports amenities, a conference facility, pools, entertainment areas - even restaurants and a bar. Definitely consider booking an appointment at the Spa for complete physical and mental rejuvenation. You can enjoy this country hospitality by choosing from several rooms in various price brackets; the superior and deluxe rooms, as well as the full luxury suites.
Caledon is surrounded by rolling farmlands which makes it ideal if you’re more interested in camping or even backpacking. Many of these smallholdings feature camping spots with ablution facilities, as well as self-catering cottages. These are usually well off the beaten path and filled with various wildlife. This can make for a wonderful experience if you’re travelling with kids who can interact with the farm animals and enjoy the rural lifestyle.