The area around Loxton is famous for its beehived shaped Corbelled Houses that were built by Trekboers around the 1810s and are unique to the area. The Dutch Reformed Church bought the farm Phezantefontein from AE Loxton in 1899. The town became a municipality in 1905. In March 1961 there was a setback when a dam burst upstream and destroyed a large portion of the town. In recent years the town has experienced a revival as urbanites have moved to the small town to escape the city.