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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Jun 2017
“Incredible Karoo Experience”
9 Nov 2016
“No modern comforts ”
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

One of my favorite places to get away. Nieu Bethesda is unlike any town in South Africa. It's a beautiful, peaceful town, with a surprising amount of things to do! Visit the fascinating owl house, take a fossil tour, check out the art center, and...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

No wifi and thin mattress/pillow. No real management either. It's clean and maintained, good location. If you want to escape from the modern world then this is the place to go, stay a few days and walk the town while enjoying its rusticness.

Date of stay: November 2016
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This sleepy town makes you feel like you have stepped back in time with its dusty roads lined with willows trees and artsy vintage buildings. The town however is buzzing with activities. You can go to the owl house museum, visit the local brewery, and...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

This time I stayed in the Water Tower (previously in the backpackers) and really loved it. Very special accommodations with interesting history providing everything one needs (fridge, hotplate, cutlery, crockery, etc). Gorgeous sun/star-gazing deck. Bring mozzie stuff (maybe even a net to put up) and...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Angela B
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Nieu Bethesda is such a quiet village off-season that I had the place mostly to myself, with a few guests quietly coming and going. The traditional old Karoo house has a personality of its own, and entries in the visitors book suggest it is haunted....More

Date of stay: November 2015
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Nieu-Bethesda
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Nieu-Bethesda


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"The Tower Room is an adventure."
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