In the words of http://www.nieubethesda.info/:
An eternal spring bubbles on the plateau just above Nieu Bethesda. Its water rises up from the village to flow downhill and through the village’s network of furrows, one of the last working furrow systems still operating daily. The babble of water is a fitting soundtrack to the serene pace of life in this small village, where the streets remain untarred and the locals greet visitors like friends.
Nieu Bethesda is overlooked by Compassberg, the highest mountain in the Eastern Cape, and is lined on either side by hills. In this fertile valley lies a village waiting to enchant and beguile. Night skies are clear, velvety and unforgettable and the air is crisp and enlivening. Ancient pear trees and quince hedges edge the roads and fields. And even though the village has no streetlights, it is safe to walk at any time of the day or night.
- Visit the Owlhouse
- Explore the Bushmen Heritage Museum
- Take a day trip to Ganora Guest Farm
- For a great introduction to Nieu Bethesda see the Nieu Bethesda Tourism Information website
- Also, look at Roxanne Reid's great article 17 things to do in Nieu Bethesda in the Karoo.