The biggest District Municipality geographically in South Africa


52km east of Vanrhynsdorp And the N7

On the Bokveld escarpment, Nieuwoudtville is known for its unique vegetation and the 100m high Nieuwoudtville Falls on the Doring River. The town came into being in 1897 and, because of its relatively high rainfall, is known as the Boland (uplands) of the Karoo. A small town, its warm, sandstone buildings shelter in a well-treed hollow in a flat landscape covered by wheat, heather and proteas. Eight kilometres west of town, Vanrhyns Pass offers majestic views on the descent to Namakwa’s coastal terrace.
Nieuwoudtville Publicity Association – Tourist Information Office
Church Hall, Kerk Street, Nieuwoudtville
P O Box 344, Nieuwoudtville, 8180
Tel: 027 218 1336 Fax: 086 642 8141
Glacial Rock Striations From the Permian era ± 280 million years ago.
Hantam National Botanical Garden On Glenlyon, with displays of over 500 000
endemic Bulbinella. Guided tours Aug-Oct. Tel 027 218 1200.
Hiking Two 50km four-day hiking trails and two 1-day walks.
Khoisan Rock Paintings Papkuilsfontein. Showing the use of red, yellow, grey and black ochres. Bookings are essential at the Tourist Information office.
Matjiesfontein Farmstall Enjoy lunches, teas and snacks in a historical building surrounded by a wide variety of wild flowers. Open during flower season.
Cell 083 643 3188.
Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Ten kilometres south of town, the rugged series of deep ravines incised by the Oorlogskloof River offers hiking trails and a home to several rare bird species, including booted eagles, black storks and gymnogene. The reserve spans 5 577 hectares. (Mon-Fri 08:00-09:00)
Tel 027 218 1010.
Nieuwoudtville Falls A 100m natural wonder on the Doring River.
Van Zijl’s Guesthouses & Restaurant
Tel 027 218 1535 Fax 027 218 1426
Swiss Villa Guesthouse
(AA Highly Recommended)
Tel 027 218 1347
Fax 086 754 2422