Loeriesfontein on the Southern edge of the Bushmanland Plains.….82 km North of Calvinia, 63 km North-east of Niewoudtville……. There you will find
It is said that a party of trekboers who stopped at the fountain for water listened to the birdsong of a colony of Loeries and named the fountain the Afrikaans equivalent of the “loerie spring”. – others say that there were never any loeries in these parts and the name is derived from a peeping incedent. (peep – loer). The town lies where Namaqualand, Bushmanland and the Hantam meet.
The main economic activity of the district is sheep farming for wool & mutton. A fair amount of wheat is also harvested every year and salt is mined on a relatively large scale.
Attractions:*Museum in the old Babtist Church. *”Windpump” museum – there are only two in the world (the other is in the USA). *Quiver tree Forest (towards Niewoudtville)