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For the outdoor and nature enthusiasts, a trip to Aasvoelberg is highly recommended. There are a number of trails which are a huge attraction for hikers and mountain bikers alike. Enjoy the panoramic views of the entire area from the top of this mountain.

Aasvoelberg is on of the few places in the Karoo where coastal fynbos grows.
There is also a number of game that can be spotted in the area.

Contact Joanne Kroon on 044 923 1801 for further information.

Bakers Dam

This is a bird lovers paradise where “birders” can spend hours appreciating the bird life and unspoilt flora.

Bakers Dam was built in 1906 to supply the steam locomotives stopping in Willowmore with water. The municipality took over the dam as the town’s primary source of water when diesel locomotives replaced the steam locomotives.

A key to the gate is available at the Tourism Office in the main road.

Historical Graveyard

This graveyard forms part of Willowmore’s history as it houses the graves of the residents who died during the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) as well as the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918.


What makes this tree unique is the fact that the Shephard’s Tree (Boscia oleolides, also known as Karoo witgat) and the Ghwarrie Tree (Eudea undulate) grow side by side. The Shephard’s Tree has three stems coming up out of the ground of which, two of these stems have joined together, forming an ”eye of a needle” and the third stem has grown through the eye, forming the “thread” creating a “needle and thread” effect. The Ghwarrie Tree keeps the Shephard’s Tree company.

The Wonderboom can be seen 12km from Willowmore on the N9 towards Aberdeen

Old Blackstone Power Station

Willowmore first started generating its own electricity in 1938 and the Old Blackstone Power Station supplied the town with power until 1984. There are six Lister Blackstone diesel generators of which the largest one is still in working condition.

The key to the Power Station is available at the Tourism office in the main road.

Pierre Ferreira Hiking Trail

This hiking trail is just outside the town and it takes you through some beautiful Karoo veld, past two old forts which were look out points over the surrounding area. The trail offers stunning panoramic views over Willowmore. Hiking or cycling this trail in the early morning or at sunset gives you a unique experience of the Karoo.

The Willow Limo

One of the best ways to see some of the places of interest in Willowmore, is to enjoy a trip on the Willow Limo. This is a donkey cart, drawn by two donkeys who know the town better than most. Your tour guide will give you a run down about the places that you journey past.

The donkey cart can be found in the main road.

Sonny Goullee Museum

Situated at the Tourism Information Office, this museum houses the history of settlement in the Willowmore area. The display includes a collection of Stone Age artifacts, fossils, the San and also photos of the Willowmore Rugby Club. This museum opened in July 2015.

Historical Buildings

There are some amazing historical buildings in the town, some of which date back to the 19th century. Sadly some of them have been allowed to fall into disrepair.
You can see the Old Dutch Reformed Rectory, built in 1864; The Old Jail, now a guest house, in 1896; St Matthews Church, 1881; Die Oude Apteek; the Town Hall, 1896 which has an unusual clock tower. The now disused Jewish Synagogue in 1907.

More Willowmore history can be seen here

Pedestrian Bridge

A pedestrian bridge was built over the Noodsloot River and was used in times of flooding. This bridge is known as the “Rooi Bruggie” and can when entering or leaving the town

Golf Course

For those who enjoy a round of golf, Willowmore boasts one of the few Karoo Golf Courses with 9 grass greens.

Contact info – 044 923 1702

Beervlei Dam

The Beervlei Dam can be seen on the N9 towards Aberdeen.
It was established in 1957. The dam was built with the main purpose being flood absorption on the Grootrivier. The Karoo sediments in the area contain a lot of salts and it has been found that lengthy storage of water results in high water salinity. Flood water is therefore used as quickly as possible for the downstream irrigation.

The dam wall is 31m high, has a capacity of 85,800,000m3 and a surface area of 231 ha.