This is a cryptic list of what you should see and do in and around Nieuwoudtville and the list is not restricted to the flower season. Aloe dichotoma (Kokerboom) Forrest at Gannabos Hantam National Botanical Gardens The Windmill Museum at Loeriesfontein The Waterfall 7 kilometres from Nieuwoudtville on the way to Loeriesfontein The drive to […]
On arrival at the Smidswinkel Restaurant we will provide you with a detailed map of the area. We will then indicate to you which places you should visit. In the Restaurant we have a very large collection of books which will greatly assist us in answering your questions. Too often guests arrive with no adequate […]
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, […]
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. […]
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. Worth a visit at any time […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your accommodation.
In spring Katsterte will be found all over the Bokkeveld Plato that surrounds Nieuwoudtville. To see the Orange bulbinella you need to visit Glenlyon now known as Hantam National Botanical Gardens. Pick up a map from us and we will mark up where you will find the different species of Katsterte. Click here to view the […]
The Glacial Pavement is approximately 10km from town. It is on this road that you can also reach the Hantam National Botanical Gardens (Glenlyon).Pick up a map from us and we will mark up what else should be seen on this route. The Glacial grooves at Oorlogskloof were produced by ice flow some 300 million years […]
Nieuwoudtville is a major producer of Rooibos Tea. These pictures will take you from harvesting to the bagging of the tea. The tea is harvested in summer and is now also harvested mechanically. The pictures tell it all. Tea can be bought in town. If you are in Nieuwoudtville in the summer months you can […]
This Neo-Gothic church towers over Nieuwoudtville and dwarfs the town. The foundation stone was laid in 1906 just after the devastation of South Africa by the Boere War. The sandstone was mined at Nieuwoudtville and all other material was fetched by ox wagon. An epic task in those days. This church is one of few […]
Vanrhyns pass was one of the last passes built by Thomas Bains and it is the gateway to and from Nieuwoudtville. At any time of day or year the view will always excite. Much photographed. Click here to see the photo album. Call me at (+027) (027) 2181535 or e-mail me at email@example.com to book your accommodation.
The waterfall. It is far more than just watching water cascading over the rocky lip. The pictures were taken at different times of the year. The gorge is always worth a visit even in summer. Look for the raptors, the Ficus cordata with roots that snake across the cliffs, Aloe metriformis and Crenum veriabile which […]