Originally the farm Phizantefontein, Loxton was bought from AE Loxton by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1899. Built to serve the sheep-farming community, it became a municipality in 1905. In March 1961, three-quarters of the town was destroyed by a flash-flood causing the dam above the town to burst. Loxton has long since recovered.
Loxton is one of those unexpected settlements, thanks to far-seeing townsfolk who planted trees along all its streets over one hundred years ago. This shade-rich environment, along with a variety of lovely old Karoo architecture, and friendly inhabitants makes this a particularly appealing town and one that offers natural beauty year-round. Each season brings something special. There’s the chance of snow in winter, and come spring, the pear trees that line many of its streets put on a magical show of white blossoms.
Then there’s the tranquility. With a permanent population of just sixty-five souls in the main village itself, there is no hub-bub of activity and you won’t find a busy town centre here. Apart from the odd bakkie that passes by, the loudest sounds one usually hears is the regular donging of the church clock and the creaking of a wind pump followed by hours of peace punctuated only by the gentle coo-cooing of a dove and the buzz of insects on the hot summer air. Come nightfall, you’ll see more bright stars than bright lights thanks to the lack of light and air pollution.
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