The Winterhoek Mountains form an imposing backdrop to the town of Steytlerville. The town is reached via a scenic pass with spekboom-covered slopes. Steytlerville started out as a Dutch Reformed rural community on the farm Doorspoort in 1876 and was named after the founder, the Reverend A Steytler. The lovely, tree-lined streets in the town were built wide enough to enable an ox-wagon to turn around. Farmers in the district produce mainly ostrich, merino and mohair products.

Adventure And Sport

Black Eagle Farm Holiday Route: For the ultimate outdoor experience follow this route that links several farms in the area and incorporates various activities, such as hiking routes, game-and bird watching trails, 4×4 trails, fishing, horse riding and mountain bike trails. What more could you possibly ask fo

Mountaineering: There are many challenging climbs demarcated in the mountains surrounding the town.

Paragliding: Conditions in the vicinity are excellent for paragliding.

Art And Crafts

Art Gallery: The town’s art gallery in Victoria Street is worth a visit.

History And Architecture

D’Ouwe Pastorie (Rectory): This charming rectory was built before the turn of the nineteenth century and is now a museum.

Historic Farmhouse: A beautifully restored old farmhouse with yellowwood and stinkwood furniture may be visited by appointment only. Other restored items that are worth seeing include a Cape cart, stinkwood wagon and buggy.

Home of AG Visser: Visit the home of the well-known Afrikaans poet, A G Visser.

Implement Museum: An open-air implement museum is situated at the northern entrance to the town.

Victorian architecture: The town guards its valuable heritage of Victorian architecture well. The Anglican Church with its beautiful stained-glass windows, a 1 500-seat Dutch Reformed Church and a Methodist Church dating back to 1891 are but some of the exquisite architectural examples to be found in the town.

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