The Tower (accommodation)

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

On the top floor is a huge round bed, covered with a “love quilt” made at the project.
The middle room has twin beds, so the Tower is ideal for a couple wanting a romantic night, or an adventurous family wanting a completely 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.

Delicious meals are served in the Arts Centre’s restaurant/gallery, where you can browse the exquisite bags, cushion covers, wall-hangings and prints made at the Centre, or chat to the artists, while you wait for a fine meal prepared from local produce in the Tower kitchen.

The Priory (Accomodation)

The Priory is named after the Priory in England where its stunning 1820 stained glass windows came from. It sleeps a maximum of seven people. Beds are covered with Arts Centre quilts, and the walls are covered with art-work made at the Centre. A beautiful stone courtyard with its own Braai offers privacy and charm in an outdoor setting. Here you can gaze at the famous Bethesda night sky while you sip your wine in safety and privacy. Nights spent in the Centre’s friendly, quirky accommodation, will not only give you the chance to meet the local coloured artists, but to know that you are supporting a worthwhile project that is changing people’s lives.


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 mountain

Supportive Staff
Room service
Daily housekeeping
Tower / Priory
Bath or shower
Garden view
Fast internet-WiFi
Available in all areas
Free of charge.
Food & Drink
Kid meals
Vegetarian & Vegan meals