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About Bethesda Tower

Unique accommodation experienced in an enchanting tower at a vibrant arts centre in the Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda. The Bethesda Arts Centre Tower is located two minutes' walk from the fascinating Owl House, surrounded by stunning mountains, under an amazing array of stars. See the artists at work making huge colourful wall hangings and lino-prints, or catch a performance at the outdoor theatre while enjoying a Karoo-style meal at our great restaurant.

The Tower is a fairytale 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 Bethesda 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 is named after the Priory in England where its stunning 1820 stained-glass windows came from. It sleeps a maximum of seven people, with the beds covered in quilts and the walls covered with artwork both made at the centre. A beautiful stone courtyard with its own barbecue area offers privacy in a charming outdoor setting. Here you can gaze at the famous Bethesda night sky while you sip your wine.

Nights spent in the centre's friendly and quirky accommodation will not only give you the chance to meet the local artists, but to know that you are supporting a worthwhile project that is changing people's lives.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 88 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Deposits:
Any deposit paid will be non-refundable in the event of a booking being cancelled at any stage after confirmation.

Early Departure:
In the event of early departures, the visitor shall be liable for the full amount outstanding for the duration of the booking, which means that any funds paid to Bethesda Tower on arrival...
Deposits:
Any deposit paid will be non-refundable in the event of a booking being cancelled at any stage after confirmation.

Early Departure:
In the event of early departures, the visitor shall be liable for the full amount outstanding for the duration of the booking, which means that any funds paid to Bethesda Tower on arrival will be non-refundable.
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  • Room with round double bed in the Tower Room with round double bed in the Tower Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This room has a round double bed and is covered with a "love qulit". It has a beautiful view of Nieu-Bethesda and surrou... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Room with 2 single beds in the Tower Room with 2 single beds in the Tower Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This room has 2 single beds and is located in our tower. It also has a stunning view over our beautiful courtyard.The... see more Features:  Shower only, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Single beds, Fan, Heater see more Shower only, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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          • Room with double bed in The Priory Room with double bed in The Priory Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This room has a double bed and is located in a part of our guest house known as The Priory.The room do not have an en-su... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Fan see more Double beds, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • Room with 2 single beds in The Priory. Room with 2 single beds in The Priory. Sleeps 3 Includes: Room Only This room has 2 single beds that is located in a part of our guest house known as The Priory.The room do not have an... see more Features:  Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Single beds, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Single beds, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                  Reviews for Bethesda Tower

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                  Du Rand Hardwig
                  25 September 2021

                  We were greeted by the sweetest kindest people that made us feel that we are visiting long lost relatives! The food served were local cooking at it best. We stayed in the Tower and although very basic and humble decor al were fresh and pristine clean much what you would experience when travelling Europe’s country side. All of this at an realistic, affordable rate - Thank you Kindly Establishments response:Dear Durand Hardwig, It's heart-warming to hear that you were satisfied with our service. Thanks for taking the time to review us. With Best Wishes,
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                  Gawie Bezuidenhout
                  14 April 2021

                  Loved the bushmen museum and the food. The one powerplug in the top room is totally broken and need to be replaced. There is no adaptor to plug in the fan.

                  Jochen Burkle
                  11 January 2021

                  mosquito mashes at the window frames would help

                  Catherine Boyd
                  11 January 2021

                  We were disappointed that the museum and other activities were canceled but totally understand the circumstances and restrictions due to COVID. The staff we did meet were friendly and helpful, the accommodation is quirky and comfortable and ideally positioned. We had a lovely and relaxing stay.

                  Johan van der Westhuizen
                  03 March 2020

                  Good locationBathrooms downstairs a bit of issue.

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                  Bethesda Tower is 0.3km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 263.1km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
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