About Nieu Bethesda

In the heart of the Great Karoo lies the magical town of Nieu Bethesda.

Set in a fertile valley of the Sneeuberg Mountains, the town was once a small but vibrant centre for the local farming community. In the 1940s and 50s the village became eclipsed by the larger towns, leaving the small dorp stuck in time, maintaining a rare historical and architectural integrity. Today, this unique appeal and the renown of the Owl House has turned the village into a sustainable tourist attraction.

Nieu Bethesda is an oasis town with running water from the spring and the old “Leiwater” system still in use (running water in front of the older properties). Nieu Bethesda is located approximately 50km from Graaff Reinet.