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  • Disabled Bathroom

    Disabled bathroom - Nieuwoudtville - Van Zijl Geusthouse_640x427

    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 our houses Hendrikshof which sleeps six […]

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  • Ruins Grootdrif

    Ruins Grootdrif - Nieuwoudtville - Van Zijl Guesthouse (8)

    The ruins at Grootdrif are of particular interests for architects and historians. Approximately 5 km 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 published a book titled “Brakdak, […]

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  • Waterfall flash flood

    Waterfall Flash Flood- Nieuwoudtville - Van Zijl Guesthouse (2)

    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 always something unique happening around Nieuwoudtville. […]

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  • Ruins at Groenrivier

    Ruins at Groenrivier - Nieuwoudtville - Van Zijl Guesthouse (8)

    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 and at different times of the […]

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  • Route Grasberg road

    Route Grasberg Road - Nieuwoudtville - Van Zijl Geusthouse

    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 during August and September I give […]

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  • Rondekop drive

    Rondekop Drive -Nieuwoudtville - Van Zijl Geusthouse (5)

    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 particularly a good year. Pick a […]

  • Flowers
  • Bulbs at Bikoes

    Bulb at Bikoes Nieuwoudtville - Van Zijl Guesthouse (7)

    We call Nieuwoudtville “The Bulb Capital of the World”. Bulb enthusiast should visit the farm Bikoes on the Grasberg road during September and early October. The pictures are just some of the bulbs that occur on this farm. Pick up a map from us and we will mark up where you should go. Not just […]