Apart from the imposing Dutch Reformed Church – a national Monument in the New Byzantine style – the general architecture of Calitzdorp shows a strong English influence. Different styles have been adapted to different functions, e.g.the so-called Karoo style was used for “church houses”. Simplified renderings of dominant British styles e.g. Regency, Late Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian, became fashionable for more permanent dwellings. Strolling through the town is an architectural adventure.
In Matjievlei there are a number of preserved houses, which represent Klein Karoo cottage architecture.