This small town was named after a town in the Netherlands and was proclaimed in 1888. The town lies 1 664 m above sea level and the Skulpspruit (“Shell Stream”) flows close by. The township of eZamokuhle (“to make it beautiful”) adjoins the town. The original town was totally destroyed during the Anglo-Boer War and the stately old stone houses with their wide, shady verandas date from after that war. Today, the economy of the town is largely based on grain and sheep farming.
Fauna And Flora
Sungazer Reserve: The Sungazer Reserve was established to preserve several species of lizards. Visitors need to make advance arrangements for a visit.
History And Architecture
Historic Bridge: The Begin der Lijn Bridge en route to Ermelo, was built in 1896.