The Tower (Accommodation)

The Tower is a fairy-tale building three stories high.

A fairy-tale tower, ideal for a romantic couple or adventurous family. The unit is a duplex. The top floor’s huge round bed has 360°views, and on the middle floor are twin beds/lounge. The bathroom is on the ground floor down external spiralling stairs. A unique experience!

There are wonderful views of the surrounding hills from the Tower balcony, and at night you can sit and sip your wine under the stars in the round stone courtyard, in privacy and complete safety.

The Tower’s rates include a delicious breakfast, which is served from our on-site Tower Café.  Dinner is available on request, at the time of booking.

The Priory (Accomodation)

The Priory is named after a Priory in England where its stunning 1820 stained glass windows came from. It sleeps a maximum of 6 people. A beautiful stone courtyard with its Braai offers privacy and charm in an outdoor setting. Here you can gaze at the famous Bethesda night sky. Nights spent in the Centre’s friendly, quirky Priory, will not only give you the chance to meet the local indigenous artists but to know that you are supporting a worthwhile project that is changing people’s lives.

For Larger Families or Groups of up to 10 People, The Bethesda Tower, The Priory stained glass room, The Priory upstairs Terrace room and The Priory downstairs Garden room can be rented together.

The Priory rates include a delicious breakfast, which is served from our on-site Tower Café.  Dinner is available on request, at the time of booking.

The Luxurious Heritage House (Accommodation)

A historic house with whitewashed walls and Oregon floors and ceilings. It has three bedrooms, two of them with double beds, both with French doors opening to a private garden. The third is a twin room. The house has a large open-plan kitchen/living room.

A stay should include a tour of the stunning Bushman art and giant tapestries made by local Bushmen descendants. The three galleries and the studio give visitors a chance to see local artists at work and chat with them about their heritage.

About The Area

Nieu Bethesda is perfectly placed for a stop-over between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Driving into the valley through the Sneeuberg mountains is inspiring. The village is 56 kms from Graaff Reinet, the Karoo town known as “the gem of the Karoo.”

In Nieu Bethesda itself, it is pleasant to spend an afternoon visiting the quirky craft shops, the Owl House, and the Fossil Museum. The Valley of Desolation, an area of spectacular beauty, is a forty-five minute drive from the Centre. Compassberg, dominating Nieu Bethesda, is the highest peak in South Africa outside the Drakensberg. Climbing its peak is a wonderful day-trip from Nieu Bethesda for lovers of mountains.

Supportive Staff
Friendly Staff 
Daily housekeeping
The Tower / The Priory / Luxurious Heritage House

Bath or shower
Garden view

Internet WiFi 
Available in all areas
Free of charge.
Food & Drink
Kids meals
Creative light meals, Vegetarian and Vegan dishes