Nieu Bethesda Attractions

Nieu Bethesda is most famous for the breathtaking Owl House, created by Helen Martin. It has many wonderful actives, galleries, restaurants and festivals including:

Festivals & Museums

  • New Year’s Eve Lantern Festival
  • Pumpkin Festival
  • Bushman Heritage Museum

Galleries & Art Studios

  • Charmaine and Martin Haines
  • Gregg Price
  • Frans Boekkooi Bronze Sculpture Studio
  • Albert Redelinghuys
  • David Langmead (wild life painter)
  • Bethesda Art Centre
  • Dustcovers (bookstore)
  • Fossil Centre and Tours
  • Bushman Heritage Museum

Activities

  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking Trails around the Compassberg
  • Tennis Club
  • Birding
  • Winter Hideaway – snow break

Restaurants

  • Nieu Karoo Country Restaurant
  • The Brewery and Two Goats Deli
  • The Ibis Lounge
  • The Waenhuis
  • Aunty Everlyn’s
  • The Post Office (post office by day but wonderful small restaurant by night)

Proximity

  • Graaff Reinet (50km)
  • Valley of Desolation
  • Closest main airport – Port Elizabeth (3 hours from Bethesda)
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