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Old convenience stores bearing sweet jars, welcome the visitor to the sleepy town of Nieu Bethesda in a valley at the foot of the Compassberg Mountains in the Karoo - home to Helen Martin`s Owl House.

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Frans Boekkooi Sculpture Studio

Art galleries

Artist Frans Boekkooi creates beautiful sculptures from the Old Blacksmith Studio in Nieu Bethesda, a village in the Karoo. "My sculptures feed off the nostalgia of innocent times, lost in thought or activity." Commissions on order.

Ganora Guestfarm & Excursions


Guided Day tours to Bushman paintings, Fossil& Artifact museum & walk, Medicinal plant walk, Sheep &wool farming explanation, Other activities include Birding, biking, hiking and much more.

Owl House Backpackers


The Owl House Backpackers offers you a clean, bright, welcoming home from home in the heart of Nieu Bethesda.

The Brewery and two Goats Deli

Food experiences

Local microbrewery producing 3 different beers. Cheese farm with restaurant serving a selection of cheeses and karoo meats.

The Owl House Museum

Art galleries

Over a period of about 12 years in the mid-20th century, Helen Martins and Koos Malgas created from her imaginings the hundreds of sculptures.




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