Nieuwoudtville was established between 1700-1740, clashes between trekkers and indigenous people led trekkers to move to the top of the Bokveld escarpment.
The town came into being in 1897. On the Bokveld escarpment, Nieuwoudtville is known for its unique vegetation and the 100 ft high Nieuwoudtville Falls on the Doring River.
A small town, its warm, sandstone buildings shelter in a well-treed hollow in a flat landscape covered by wheat, heather and Protea.
Eight kilometres west of town, Aryans Pass offers majestic view on the descent to Namaqualand’s coastal terrace.