@Nieu-Bethesda – A Great Karoo Destination
Nieu Bethesda tourism information and accommodationLife in Nieu Bethesda potters along much as it did 130 years ago, when the village was founded. Stone water furrows still line the wide, dusty streets. Night skyscapes are unpolluted by streetlights, and the air is still fresh and clean. As always, the Compassberg watches over the village and Nieu Bethesdans still while away the hours on their stoeps, watching village life go by
Accommodation in Nieu Bethesda
Accommodation in Nieu Bethesda is both comfortable, quirky and offers all you need to make your stay memorable. The choice varies from a farmhouse to a backpacker lodge, from the spacious to the intimate. Most places are self catering, but meals are also readily available at a variety of venues around town. Wherever you book, allow extra time – in typical Nieu Bethesda style, this is one experience you won’t want to end in a hurry.
The Owl House
Helen Martins’ Owl House, often cited as South Africa’s finest example of outsider art, is an extraordinary, other-worldly home of concrete and ground glass sculptures. Her creativity conjures up an array of emotions: from wonder to excitement, curiosity and sadness.
Don’t forget: Nieu Bethesda has no petrol, bank or credit card facilities. Fill up your tank and your wallet before you arrive!
Common misspellings of Nieu Bethesda:
In 1878, when the town was first formed, the name nu Bethesda was misspelt as “Nieu Bethesda”. “New Bethesda” is also popular. Other creative misspellings include: New, Nu, Nieuw, Niew, Bethesda, Betesda, Bathesda, Batesda, Bethesta, Betesta, Bathesta and Batesta.