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Welcome to Nieuwoudtville and the Bokkeveld Plateau the Bulb Capital of the world. Nieuwoudtville is not just about flowers. Actually it is about an amazing Bio-Diversity and an area which Ecologically has been left relatively unspoilt. Please make your accommodation selection from the list below. Bokveld 4 double rooms....
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Knersvlakte

Knersvlakte Succulents

Arguably one of the richest if not the richest succulent biome in the world. Nieuwoudtville is just 22km from the southern boundary of the Knersvlakte. The N7 tarred road between Vanrhynsdorp and Nuwerus runs through the middle of this biome which is known for its dwarf succulents. They come...
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Disabled Bathroom

At our Smidswinkel Restaurant there is a fully equipped disabled bathroom. This can be used, at no cost by visitors whether they stay with us or not. Towels will be provided. We encourage and welcome the use of this facility which can be reached by wheel chair. Two of...
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Smidswinkel Restaurant

The Smidswinkel Restaurant is the nerve centre of Van Zijl guesthouses. It is open throughout the year. Even on Christmas by special arrangement. Annually during August and September there is an Art Exhibition in the restaurant. This year Dale and Mel Elliott will be exhibiting. Click here to view the...
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Nieuwoudtville Camping and Caravan Park

The Camping and Caravan park site is on the edge of town, private and on a large site. Camping and Caravan Park Facilities: * A communal lapa. * Electricity and water points at each stand. * Clean ablution (toilets and showers) facilities with hot water. * Extra outside showers...
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Loeriesfontein

Windmill Museum Loeriesfontein

These pictures of windmills represent almost all makes of windmills used over the years in South Africa. The collection is unique and there are only a few such collections elsewhere in the world. These pictures will be of particular interest to all farmers. Windmills are very much part of...
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Waterfall flash flood

On a Sunday afternoon driving the Rondekop Route I came across this amazing sight. A flash downpour resulted in muddy almost orange colored water cascading over the fall. An occurrence possibly only once in 50 years, but the fall itself has been there for thousands of years. There is...
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To Hell and Back

This is a route well worth taking at any time of the year. Starting from Nieuwoudtville you take the road to Loeriesfontein. After approximately 3km on the Loeriesfontein road you make a left turn on to the Grasberg Road. For the next 30 km you will pass the farm...
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Clanwilliam

The Route Nieuwoudtville to Clanwilliam

From Nieuwoudtville travel southwards on a road that hugs the escarpment. When you reach the R355 you will turn to your right and drive down Botterkloof Pass. Shortly after reaching the foot of the pass you will cross the Doring River. This river, the least exploited in South Africa,...
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Ruins at Ouplaas

These ruins are to be found North of town on the Grasberg Road. One of the most evocative places on the Bokkeveld Plato. These photographs were taken over many years at different times and day. Just a few of the old inhabitants can recount the history of these ruins....
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Nieuwoudtville

Ruins Grootdrif

The ruins at Grootdrif are of particular interests for architects and historians. Approximately 5km from the foot of Vanrhyns Pass traveling northwards you will pass Grootdrif. Early in the 20th century this was a thriving little community with a school, post office and shop. The architect Gabriel Fagan recently...
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Ruins at Groenrivier

These ruins date back to approximately 1750. Urbanization in the 20th century decimated the rural areas worldwide and this process is still continuing. This is my most visited place at Nieuwoudtville. It weaves a tale over the centuries. The photographs posted were taken over the years in different seasons...
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Route Grasberg road

The farm Willemsrivier is on the Graberg Road. These pictures were taken in August 2007. A magnificent day! Nieuwoudtville at its best. The Grasberg route is one of the most scenic drives around Nieuwoudtville. Collect a map from us and we will explain the route to you. Most evenings...
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Rondekop drive

One of the most scenic drives that can be done from Nieuwoudtville in spring is the Rondekop drive. It starts at the aloe forest and ends at the R27 six kilometers north of Nieuwoudtville. I took all these pictures when I drove this route in August 2006. It was...
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Lichens

Whatever the weather on the day or the time of year lichens will always be around you on the rocks. Their presence makes a walk in the veld so much more interesting. At the same time scout for tortoises and butterflies. Click here to view the photo album. Call...
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Loeriesfontein

Loeriesfontein Museum

Loeriesfontein, our neighboring town, has a museum in the old Baptist Church. Quite fascinating. A big step back in time. Dressers, enamel jugs & basins, plates & dishes, cash register, dentist chair(quite frightening) type writer, dresses, coffee grinders, enamelware, candlestick makers, scale, enamel coffee jugs, wooden bowls, handbags, milk...
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Loeriesfontein

Loeriesfontein Golf Course

Both Loeriesfontein and Calvinia boast golf courses. There are no clearer examples of the passion for golf and both clubs are vibrant and active. The pictures say it all. Putting on an oil green will be taxing but quite an experience. Bring your clubs with you. Click here to...
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Loeriesfontein

Loeriesfontein Donkey Mill and Camping exhibition

Loeriesfontein our neighboring town. Next to Turner Museum in a separate building is a fine exhibition of an ox wagon and a horse mill. The pictures explain much, but if the exhibition is closed the friendly and helpful people of Loeriesfontein will open up the museum and other buildings....
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Flowers

Gorteria Spectacular

Gorteria in full flower. The Beetle Daisy .The photographs of this annual which flowers in spring is a site to be seen. This is what makes Nieuwoudtville so spectacular in flower season. Click here to view the photo album. Call me at (+027) (027) 2181535 or e-mail me at...
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