NIEUWOUDTVILLE lies on the Bokkeveld Plateau and is known for it’s unique vegetation. The town was founded in 1897 and is often referred to as the ‘Boland of the Northwest’ . The rainfall is considerably higher than the regional average. The economy of the town and district is based largely on sheep farming. Rooibos tea is a crop of growing importance. The town is well treed and lies in a flat landscape covered by wheat, heather and proteas. 8 km west of the town, Van Rhyns Pass offers majestic views on the descent to Namakwa’s coastal terrace. ATTRACTIONS: * visit the Neo-Gothic Sandstone Dutch Reformed Church *Historical sandstone ruins *Aloe forest *Khoisan rock paintings *Wild Flower Reserve with displays of over 500 000 Endemic Bulbinella *Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve about 15km south of the town *the 100m Nieuwoudtville falls on the Doring river +/-5km north of Nieuwoudtville – on the road leading to Loeriesfontein *a forest of quiver trees at the Gannabos, 20km northeast of town on the Loeriesfontein road.70 km west of Calvinia on the R27 and 52km east of Van Rhynsdorp and the N7 – you’ll find a small town with sandstone buildings….