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City Nieuwoudtville

Nieuwoudtville located in the Northern Cape Province is a beautiful historic town in the great Karoo. Characteristic are the sandstone buildings where the neo-Gothic sandstone church is the centre of.

Nieuwoudtville is immensely popular in the Wild Flower season. The unique location in the Bokkeveld of the Karoo, where the Hantam Karoo joins the Cape fynbos is where the bulbs capital of the world lies. Around the town after a wet winter, in early spring, the sun will heat a rising sea of ​​flowers from the earth. The Nieuwoudtville Wild Flower Reserve covers 115 hectares and raises more than 300 species of native flora. The "Red Cats Tail '(Bulbanella sp) is unique to this area.

The rich flora also attracts many insects and only here you can see 63 species of ants and reptiles and 200 species of birds, you could cross off your list. Aardvark, the mongoose, porcupines, Klipspringer, ibex, baboons, fox, and mountain leopard feel very at home here.

The garden at the church and surrounding farms receive a special appearance by these flowers. Numerous farms you can visit and is fun and instructive to see what people are doing here. It makes your stay definitely something special when you see the "ins and outs" of the locals! So learn more about sheep, grain and rooibos ... and MacDonald! On some farms you will find centuries-old rock art left by the Khoisan people.

The Wild Flower season (late July-Sept) you should definitely pay a visit to the farm Glenlyon which is now the Hamtam Botanical Garden, but also beyond this period, it is a wonderful place to be. It is a place with a fantastic view of Namaqualand, the Aryans Pass which lies 8 km west of the town.

Just outside Nieuwoudtville you will find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country a small natural miracle with a big impact. The Nieuwoudtville Falls is 100m high and disappears into the Doring River. You can take along a snack for the picnic spot, so you can enjoy the murmur of the water in peace.

When the water no longer rustles, you can see six kilometres outside of the city where you will find traces left 300 million years ago by a glacier.

When you go to War Kloof Nature Reserve, you can take beautiful walks, seek out the abundant bird life; booted eagle and the black stork are seen here. It is also the place where you can find San Art or visit the Quiver Tree Forest. In the evening you can watch the stars.