Afrikaans name: Calvinia
Above - Amazing scenery in the Calvinia area
The town of Calvinia gets its name from John Calvin, a suggestion made by Reverend Hofmeyr, of the Dutch Reformed Church, in 1851.
Calvinia experiences extreme temperatures at times with occasional summer temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius and winter lows below zero.
In spring the town is a popular tourist destination by people wanting to experience the beauty of the wildflowers.
Above - The biggest postbox in the world
References and further readingThe Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 51
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 158
go! - Issue 084 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 108
go! - Issue 085 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 52
go! - Issue 136 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 94
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 338
Country Life - Issue 256 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 32
Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Author: Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode - Published: 2000 - Page: 88
Getaway - Vol 27 No 04 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 94
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 351
Country Life - Issue 187 - Author: - Published: 2012 - Page: 31
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 112