Located within 500 metres of Calvinia Museum and 2.4 km of Calvinia Golf Club, Tarantula Guest House offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Calvinia. There is a private entrance at the holiday home for the convenience of those who stay. The holiday home provides garden views, an outdoor fireplace, and free WiFi is available throughout the property. The holiday home provides guests with a patio, mountain views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a toaster, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also provided, as well as a kettle. At the holiday home, all units have bed linen and towels. Guests at the holiday home will be able to enjoy activities in and around Calvinia, like hiking. Barbecue facilities are available at the holiday home, and guests can also relax in the garden or go on a picnic in the picnic area. Akkerendam Nature Reserve is 3.2 km from Tarantula Guest House. The nearest airport is Vredendal Airport, 144 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free parking available on-site

Reliable info
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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practice

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Calvinia
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  • Erika
    South Africa South Africa
    Such a tranquil location, with an incredible view out to the surrounding mountains and landscapes. Honestly a dream setting and we could've easily stayed more than one night.
  • Liezel
    South Africa South Africa
    Very peaceful, safe and clean. Comfortable beds, lovely bathroom. and friendly reception. Everything you need with focus on small details. We wish we could have stayed longer.
  • Juliet
    South Africa South Africa
    Conveniently located en route to the Kgalagadi and back. Everything you need for a very comfortable, self catering stay.
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Frans & Family

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Frans & Family
We have a unique property with an absolute beautiful view of the Rebunie and Hantam Mountains. Dark nights with bright stars and we lie on the edge of the town, but walking distance from centre of town. Lots of birdlife. If you want a farm atmoshpere but still in town, this is the place to stay.
My garden is my pride where I spent a lot of time . I like a nice clean garden.
we have a very quiet neighbourhood with not much traffic.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Tarantula Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
    • Dining table
    • Cleaning products
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Kitchenette
    • Linen
    • Wardrobe or closet
    • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Bath or shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Dining area
    • Sofa
    • Seating Area
    Media & Technology
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable channels
    • Satellite channels
    • TV
    Room Amenities
    • Socket near the bed
    • Clothes rack
    • Electric blankets
    • Tile/marble floor
    • Private entrance
    • Ironing facilities
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    • Outdoor fireplace
    • Picnic area
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Barbecue
    • BBQ facilities
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Outdoor & View
    • Mountain view
    • Garden view
    • View
    Building characteristics
    • Detached
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English

    House rules

    Tarantula Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 20:30

    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


    From 05:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Cot upon request

    The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cots are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Cash only

    This property only accepts cash payments.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Tarantula Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 07:00:00.

    FAQs about Tarantula Guest House

    • The prices at Tarantula Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, Tarantula Guest House is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Check-in at Tarantula Guest House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Tarantula Guest House is 450 yards from the centre of Calvinia. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, there is a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Tarantula Guest House on this page.

    • Tarantula Guest House has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 1 bedroom

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Tarantula Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Golf course (within 3 km)

    • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Tarantula Guest House (subject to availability). These can accommodate:

      • 2 guests
      • 4 guests

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.