This post is part of the Geography Series (14th post).
Loxton is a small town in Northern Cape, South Africa (Africa). As this page mentions, it "came into being in 1899 to serve the sheep-farming community around it. Streets are lined with cypresses, pepper trees, and beefwoods and in spring, when pear trees are in blossom, they transform surroundings into a fairytale picture." The same page also mentions that "Many of the original 100+year-old houses remain and are good examples of typical vernacular Karoo architecture. The oldest building, the original horse stable of the farm Phezantefontein, is a portion of the now redundant power station at the eastern end of Magrieta Prinsloo Street."