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Knersvlakte Succulents

Nieuwoudtville is just 22 km from the southern boundary of the Knersvlakte. – Arguably one of the richest if not the richest succulent biome in the world.

The N7 tarred road between Vanrhynsdorp and Nuwerus runs through the middle of this biome which is known for its dwarf succulents. They come into flower after the first autumn rains and flowering continues to the end of August.

I strongly recommend that this unique biome be visited.

On your arrival at Nieuwoudtville we will provide you with information on how to access the Knersvlakte and what can be seen.

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Call me at (+027) (027) 2181535 or e-mail me at info@nieuwoudtville.co.za to book your accommodation.

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, joins the Olifants River at Trawal on the N7. It is the Doring River that has carried the rich silt which over thousands of years has created the alluvial soils along the banks of the lower Olifants River where today there are vineyards from Klawer right trough to Lutzville and beyond.

Back to the route Nieuwoudtville to Clanwilliam. After crossing the Doring River the road gradually ascends the northern Cederberg and will take you down Pakhuis Pass to Clanwilliam. I recommend that in spring this route is driven from Nieuwoudtville. The sun will be behind you and the flowers will face you. Collect a map from us and we will give you some thoughts on this drive.

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Call me at (+027) (027) 2181535 or e-mail me at info@nieuwoudtville.co.za to book your accommodation.

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. Worth a visit at any time of the day to paint, sketch, photograph or just to ruminate. Pick up a map from us for directions to these ruins.

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Call me at (+027) (027) 2181535 or e-mail me at info@nieuwoudtville.co.za to book your accommodation.

Nieuwoudtville Accommodation

Welcome to Nieuwoudtville and the Bokkeveld Plateau the Bulb Capital of the world.

We have six self-catering guesthouses and can sleep 28 people.

Details of each house appears below.

Van Zijl Guesthouses have been offering high standard accommodation in Nieuwoudtville since 1993. We can answer all your questions and supply you with relative travel information.

Rates:
We have a rate for  the flower season August and September, a competitive rate per person for the rest of the year (10 months) and special rate for very large groups, weddings and conferences.

Please complete the call back request form on the left hand side and we will call you back immediately and answer all your questions which we assume will be many. Enjoy a fascinating stay at Nieuwoudtville.

Please make your accommodation selection from the list below.

Bokveld 3 double rooms. All with single beds.
Hendrikshof 3 double rooms. One with double bed.
Waenhuis 2 double rooms. All single beds.
Moreson 2 double rooms. All single beds.
Frikkie se Huis 2 double rooms. One with double bed.
Piet se Huis 1 double room. With two single beds.

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 the scenery in our country. They are fast disappearing being overtaken by solar pumps. These pictures will take many of you far back in time.

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Call me at (+027) (027) 2181535 or e-mail me at info@nieuwoudtville.co.za to book your accommodation.

Make you bookings now for the flower season 2017 – Send an e-mail to info@nieuwoudtville.co.za.