Nieu-Bethesda Accommodation at The Water Tower | TravelGround

The Water Tower

39 reviews
Self Catering


  • Guests think The Water Tower is in a very good location
  • Martin Street, Nieu Bethesda, 6286, Eastern Cape

Helen Martins' Owl House, often cited as South Africa's finest example of outsider art, is an extraordinary, other-worldly home of concrete and ground glass sculptures. Her creativity conjures up an array of emotions: from wonder to excitement, curiosity and sadness.

Built in 1905, the Dutch Reformed Church of Nieu Bethesda is the grandest edifice in the village, with its long gothic spire soaring towsards the dazzling blue sky. A decline in the town resulted in a dwindling of the numbers of the congregation. The church has not had a permanent minister since 1961. A Sunday service is performed by a minister from Graaff-Reinet.

There is some fine wooden carving on the old church pews and the original chandeliers are quite unique. The antiquated carbide gas generator for the gas lighting is no longer operational, but once a year, early in December, an evening Christmas service is held with conventional gas used to light the lamps.

The church has been recently renovated and is now available for weddings, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, etc. The church can be viewed by arrangement.

Nieu Bethesda has a working network of furrows, with water supplied daily from a spring on the plateau above the village. Residents channel water into their gardens using smaller gated funnels. Visitors can hike along the furrows up to the spring.

From R580
per night (for 2 people)
From R580
per night (for 2 people)
From R580
per night (for 2 people)
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  • Capacity: 2 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Martin Street, Nieu Bethesda, 6286, Eastern Cape
  • All ages welcome From R580  per night (for 2 people) 39 5 1 5 Martin Street Nieu Bethesda 6286 Eastern Cape 0860 022 102 14:00-19:00 10:00 -31.8652034 24.5521132
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