The village of Nieu Bethesda is situated just over 50km from Graaff-Reinet. Nowadays the village boasts a wide variety of businesses, restaurants and art galleries.
Nieu Bethesda is overlooked by Compassberg, the highest mountain in the Eastern Cape. It is lined on either side by hills. In this fertile valley lies a village waiting to enchant and beguile. Night skies are clear, velvety and unforgettable and the air is crisp and enlivening.
Nieu Bethesda is home to a growing number of artists, crafters and other creatives seeking a more conducive way of life.
It is Helen Martins, creator of the mystical and unforgettable Owl House and Camel Yard, who has immortalised Nieu Bethesda. It was here that she gave life and form to her unique vision, by transforming her modest house and garden with glass and cement. Now run as a museum, the Owl House is open to the public daily (except 25 December.)
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