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 100m 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.


Glacial Rock Striations
From the Permian era 280 million years ago.

Two 50km four-day hiking trails and two 1-day walks.

Khoisan Rock Painting
Papkuilsfontein. Showing the use of red, yellow, grey and black ochre.

Matjiesfontein Farm stall
Enjoy lunches, teas and snacks in a historical buildings surrounded by a variety of wild flowers.

Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve
Ten kilometres of 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 and black storks.

The Nieuwoudtville Falls, a 100m wonder on the Doring River.

Wild Flower Reserve
On Glenlyon with displays of over 500 000 endemic Bulbinella.
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