Nieu-Zebra is decorated with tranquility in mind, but incorporating comfort and thought to the general appeal of Nieu-Bethesda.

Nieu-Zebra is designed to accommodate a couple or a small family. It has a fully equipped kitchen, one separate bedroom and one bathroom with shower and lounge or living area.

Nieu-Bethesda is a haven for peace and quiet in a tranquil and safe atmosphere. An essential living in an eccentrically styled, self-catering cottage, set in private gardens.

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Nieu-Zebra is a place situated in the heart of the quaint village of Nieu-Bethesda, the home of the world famous Helen Martin`s Owl House.

Nieu-Zebra is in the quaint artist village of Nieu-Bethesda, just 50km from Graaff-Reinet. Nieu-Zebra is an eccentricity styled house for the family and holiday makers alike,self catering only.This picturesque village is settled in a green valley of the Sneeuberg Mountains, close to the foot of the majestic Compassberg Mountain, the highest free-standing mountain in the Southern Hemisphere.
The village is also home to artists, sculptors, arts & crafts centres, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants.It even has its own brewery.

A visit to Nieu-Bethesda is an experience appealing to everyone.

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    • Fitted kitchen with all appliances.
    • Electric stove and oven.
    • Jet master fireplace.
    • Private garden with braai / barbecue.
    • Heaters and electric blankets.
    • Extra blankets.
    • One double bed in main bedroom.
    • Two double bunk beds in main bedroom.
    • Two single beds in living area.
    • Housekeeping on request.
  • Nieu Bethesda has no petrol, bank or credit card facilities. Fill up your tank and your wallet before you arrive!
The Owl House owls The Owl House

The village of Nieu-Bethesda is famous for its Owl House, an eerie monument to the works of Helen Martin. Go on a walk and explore the arts and crafts and gift shops.

1162602a Karoo cuisine

Enjoy Karoo cuisine at the friendly restaurants. Sip delicious home-brewed beer and taste different goat’s cheese.

Nieu-Bethesda festival Fugard festival

Enjoy Karoo cuisine at the friendly restaurants. Sip delicious home-brewed beer and taste different goat’s cheese. Experience the numerous art galleries and participate in the Fugard Festival held in September of every year and in honor of Athol Fugard who has made Nieu-Bethesda famous, especially after his film Road to Mecca was filmed.

Hiking Compassburg Mountain

The majestic landmark of the Compassberg Mountain (2502m or 8208 feet) – the highest freestanding mountain in the Southern Hemisphere. You can climb the mountain by prior arrangement. (About a 2-3 hr climb to the top).

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  • R450 per Adult (Single)
  • R330 per Adult (Sharing)
  • R160 per Child (Under 12 years)
  • Babies free
  • A 50% deposit fee is required to confirm and secure your booking.
 otelllMaximum: R1400 per night
 otelll2Sleeps maximum 8 people

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Postal Address:

P.O.Box 3 Graaff-Reinet South Africa 6280

Physical Address:

Nieu-Zebra Self-Catering, Martin Street, Nieu-Bethesda

GPS Co-ordinates:

S 31 51 590 – E 24 33 103

Only 50km from historical Graaff-Reinet and 3 hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth.