Nuwerus forms the southern entrance to
the Hardeveld. It is home to some attractive examples of
Victorian architecture and boasts the only complete corrugated
iron house in the country. The beautiful old Dutch Reformed
Church is also worth a visit. The ideal way to view the buildings
is simply to start walking from the entrance of the village
zigzagging through the streets, about an hour’s walk. This
way you can also experience the rural quality of the village,
you will find horses, sheep, geese and chickens in a number
of little paddocks at the back of houses. The local people
are friendly and will gladly answer your questions if engaged.
The Môreson Senior Citizen’s Club also manufacture quality handcraft, ranging from solid baking tins to riempies chairs. At the Nuwerus Liggies Project , a community-based projects, handmade candles are manufactured. Both these projects are open to visitors and goods can be viewed and bought.
Read here how Nuwerus got its name.
Nuwerus is easily accessible, situated right next to the N7 between Cape Town and Namibia, about 370 km north of Cape Town and 330 km south of the Orange River. Alternatively it can be reached by travelling from Lutzville on the R27 and taking the Nuwerus/Bitterfontein turnoff.