The German Moravian missionaries established Wittewater ("White Waters") in the early part of the 19th century.
The village is nestled agains the slopes of the Piketberg Mountain and was run as a single unit with the Goedverwacht Mission, which is situated close by.
The original whitewashed and thatched houses have fallen into disrepair but there are plans to restore them.
The town is situated near the end of the Peerboom ("Pear Tree") Hiking route, which starts at Goedverwacht.
Off the R399, between Piketberg and Velddrif