Hantam National Botanical Garden – The Hantam National Botanical Garden is 5km south of the village. Enjoy a variety of walking trails, a guided bus tour on a legendary 1950’s Bedford bus, cycling routes, Bird-watching and of course, during the flower season, the garden is a feast of flowers and one of the loveliest places to explore the bulbs on the Bokkeveld Plateau during spring.
Matjiesfontein Flower Route – Matjiesfontein is about 14km south of the town.
Take a self drive tour of fields and fields of colourful flowers along a 7km route or take a guided Tractor and Wagon tour – the flowers are truly spectacular along this flower route.
Tickets are obtainable from Matjiesfontein farm stall. Admission fee for the self drive is R10 per person and the Tractor and Wagon tour is R35 per person.
Nieuwoudtville Flower Reserve – The Nieuwoudtville Flower Reserve is 3km east of town. You can drive up close to the flowers and “be at one” with them. The Flower Reserve has a wide variety of bulbs. There is also a short hiking trail between the rock ‘koppies’ – hidden among these ‘koppies’ are even more varieties of bulbs.
Papkuilsfontein Flower Route – Situated on the farm Papkuilsfontein, 23km south of Nieuwoudtville. Check in at the ‘Waenhuis’ Restaurant for a map and pay an entrance fee of only R10pp. The route is only 3km, but has a wide range of bulbs – a must see!
The Rondekop/Naressie Route – It is a circular route of about 42km. This area is more akin to the Karoo, hence you will find vast numbers of daisies and ‘vygies’ along this route. The route is really colourful and, at some points, it even looks like “something out of a painting.” Call in at our Info Office, at the N G Church Hall, for a map and more details of the route
‘Trekpad’ – The ‘Trekpad’ flower route is about 2km west of town along the R27 towards Vanrhyn’s Pass. Although this is a short flower route, you can experience the pleasure of “getting up close” to the spectacular flowers and wide variety of bulbs.