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African Dawn B&B

17 Strauss Avenue, Calvinia 8190 South Africa
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#1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Calvinia
Welcome to African Dawn B&B we offer quality, spacious and private accommodation to leisure and corporate travellers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Farouk wrote a review Jul 2020
Bellville, South Africa1 contribution
Scary thing about guest houses is the body talkative owner. Not here though. You are left to your devices. Serenity peacefulness comfy place lots of birds. Ideal for the earth connection a city slicker needs
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
assheton wrote a review Dec 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom151 contributions72 helpful votes
Situated in a quiet location on the Upington side of Calvinia, it provided nice rooms set in a garden, with secure parking. We got a good welcome and our room was spacious and well fitted out, and had a good modern shower. There was also an adjacent kitchen with a fridge, microwave and sink We got advice on a good restaurant, a map to find it and our host booked it for us. There was a very good choice for breakfast, and the hot breakfast was cooked to order and was good. A very pleasant stop-over.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Richard655 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa34 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night,but could have stayed longer. Room was beautiful, spotlessly clean and a very decent size with a nice modern feel. Bed and bedding was perfect.There is a nice small kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave and coffee making facilities. Dawn was very informative with recommendations about restaurants. Breakfast the next morning was excellent with plenty of warm and cold options. Can certainly recommend this place
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sharon v wrote a review Aug 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions1 helpful vote
On arrival Dawn and her son gave us a very warm welcome. They went out of their way to make a dinner reservation for us at a local restaurant. The room we stayed in was spacious and sparkling clean. This is a drought stricken area,yet Dawn has created a stunning garden. Due to this drought it is not possible to have lawns, however one does not notice there is hardly any lawn. The chatter of birds makes one want to relax on a comfy chair in the garden. After enjoying a lovely breakfast made and serve by Dawn we sadly had to depart. Hope to return next year again, hopefully for more than one night.
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Date of stay: August 2019
R-in-Surrey wrote a review Jul 2019
Cobham, United Kingdom3774 contributions23 helpful votes
Four of us stayed here (two rooms) on our way to, and again on the way back from, the Kalahari. Couldn't fault it. Very helpful owner (Dawn). Secure parking and your own remote control on your key fob. Pleasant surroundings. Nicely-furnished, spacious rooms with comfortable bed and a modern shower. Spotlessly clean. Great breakfast cooked to order. Good value too. What more could you want? It's not in the centre (to the extent that Calvinia even has a centre as such), so you need to either make a short trip to a restaurant or cater for yourself (microwave provided in the kitchenette). Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
US$40 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaNorthern CapeCalvinia
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Dawn B&B
Which popular attractions are close to African Dawn B&B?
Nearby attractions include Calvinia Museum (0.8 km), Calvinia Post Box (1.2 km), and Tankwa Camino (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at African Dawn B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at African Dawn B&B?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at African Dawn B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at African Dawn B&B?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to African Dawn B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Die Blou Nartjie Gastehuis en Restaurant, Mile 250 Steakhouse, and Die Ou Lady.
Is African Dawn B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Calvinia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at African Dawn B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is African Dawn B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.