Nieu Bethesda

Nieu Bethesda


 To Do

 To Stay

All beer made at the Sneeuberg Brewery use only malt, hops and natural spring water to produce a beer that is free of preservatives or additives.  You can try a  Bitter Karoo Ale, a slightly sweeter Honey Ale and the smoky Dark Roasted Ale.


Our cheeses are hand made from raw wholesome cow and goats milk using traditional methods of cheese making. 


049 8411 602 /

Cement Owls & Wirework


In keeping with Nieu Bethesda’s creative energy, many crafters make a living from their unique crafts.  Cement owls and mermaids ~ inspired by the owl House’s ‘Miss Helen’ are lovingly created in her memory.


A visit to Nieu Bethesda wouldn’t be complete if you don’t take a bit of it home!


You will find artists selling the wares, ranging from cement sculptures to wirework made from recycled items in front of the Owl House.

Bethesda Art Centre & Gallery


You’ll be amazed at the intricate large wall-hangings designed by a team of artists in the workshop.  These award winning tapestries feature in large corporate collections in South Africa and abroad.


The gallery features locally produced crafts and you’ll meet James Heugh on the veranda, where he creates his distinctive prints.


049-8411 729/731

Frans Boekkooi Sculpture Studio


Situated next to the Brewery, Frans’ studio is a magical place filled with his unique sculptures ~ each of which tells its own story.  Adjacent is the little gallery which features paintings by top Eastern Cape artists.


082 865 2699  /  /

Nieu Ceramics


Acclaimed SA artists Martin & Charmaine Haines’ works are highly sought after and range from practical peasant style platters to sublime figurative pieces of art. 


049 8411 767  /  078 777 1966  /

Nieu Bethesda Properties


After a visit to Nieu Bethesda, you may be tempted to buy a piece of it—that’s how many of us ended up here!  View homes & plots in Nieu Bethesda with a Registered Estate Agent.

Hester Steynberg ~ 049 8411 302  /  082 698 0029  / 

Sneeuberg Microbrewery, Cheese Farm & Coffee Roastery



Prima Cash Store & Silver Lining Project


This one-woman business provides for all your holiday needs and local women sew whatever you want in no time.  049 8411 694

Thandi Mali Cash Store


The tuck shop that is always open.  049 8411 797

To Eat

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What to buy in Nieu Bethesda

Grace Clothing


Quirky fairytale setting filled with unusual gifts, décor items & jewellery, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade clothing for men, women & children. Let us create a romantic, vintage-inspired wedding dress for your Bethesda Wedding!

New Street /  074 1869 159  /

Dust Covers Bookshop


This welcome addition to the village offers a large variety of books in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 


Pop in for a cup of coffee and a chat, and if there is any book that you have been searching for, Victoria will find it for you! 


082 517 0045 ~

Karoo Kaya Country Store


A “boeresjiek” Karoo shop where you’ll find unique South African handmade items as well as other beautiful things for your home, yourself as well as great gifts.

You are welcome to enter, converse & browse and enjoy the friendship of my shop cat “Anouk” and purchase my products at your own leisure!!   /  083 463 6810

La Contessa Art Gallery & Restaurant


This stylish, newly renovated and upmarket gallery & gift shop features  sculptures by Frans Boekkooi and paintings by Raymond Westraadt and other top Eastern Cape artists.  Stock up on unique handmade items and gifts while enjoying a cup of tea or a light meal.  Muller Street, opposite the Art Centre.

Heidi Boekkooi ~ 082 865 2699 /

Martin Haines


This studio potter producing a range of handmade flatware i.e. plates and platters & also specialises in the production of tiles. He works mainly in the colours of blue and white inspired by

traditional early European porcelain Delftware.  It is important to the artist that the work unlike fine porcelain has more of a rustic finish giving it a more tactile ‘peasant pottery’ feel.


Work available at the Village Inn, 9 to 5 daily.

049 8411 767  /  078 777 1966

Karoo Stuff to Buy


Located at the ‘And the Cow Jumped over the Moon’ guesthouse, this shop with a difference offers locally produced clothing & decor items.



Immelman Street, next to Nieu Ceramics

049 8411 633 / 0824509649 /

Grace Internet Café & Grocery Store


The place to get those essentials you forgot to bring!  Fresh milk, eggs & bread, as well as microwave  meals (for vegetarians too.)  Also the only place where you can get ice-cream on a hot day.  Next to Grace Clothing.


New Street /  074 1869 159  /