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Oom Schalk Lourens riding into Nieu Bethesda

Oom Schalk Lourens is riding into Nieu Bethesda to tell those stories he left out when he was last here. Armed with new veldskoen and a dubbined pair of repaired veldskoen (kindly given to him by Dean Coetzee) Schalk aka Cape Town actor David Muller aims to add more mirth, murder and mayhem along with pathos and laughter to his stories. He will be performing in Karoo Lamb, Nieu Bethesdaon, on Thursday October 9th at 7pm.

Judging by the reviews the show has received in Durban and Cape Town this is not to be missed. As usual, there is a special treat for those sitting in the front row.

Tickets are R80 (adults) and R50 (children under 14). That's October 9th Thursday at 7pm at the Karoo Lamb.

Nieu Bethesda tourism information and accommodation

Nieu Bethesda watermillLife in Nieu Bethesda potters along much as it did 130 years ago, when the village was founded. Stone water furrows still line the wide, dusty streets. Night skyscapes are unpolluted by streetlights, and the air is still fresh and clean. As always, the Compassberg watches over the village and Nieu Bethesdans still while away the hours on their stoeps, watching village life go by.

Accommodation in Nieu Bethesda

Nieu Bethesda accommodationAccommodation in Nieu Bethesda is both comfortable, quirky and offers all you need to make your stay memorable. The choice varies from a farmhouse to a backpacker lodge, from the spacious to the intimate. Most places are self catering, but meals are also readily available at a variety of venues around town. Wherever you book, allow extra time - in typical Nieu Bethesda style, this is one experience you won't want to end in a hurry.


The Owlhouse

The Owlhouse - Nieu Bethesda Helen Martins' Owl House, often cited as South Africa's finest example of outsider art, is an extraordinary, other-worldly home of concrete and ground glass sculptures. Her creativity conjures up an array of emotions: from wonder to excitement, curiosity and sadness.


Don't forget

Nieu Bethesda has no petrol, bank or credit card facilities. Fill up your tank and your wallet before you arrive!

Common misspellings of Nieu Bethesda

In 1878, when the town was first formed, the name nu Bethesda was misspelt as "Nieu Bethesda". "New Bethesda" is also popular. Other creative misspellings include: New, Nu, Nieuw, Niew, Bethesda, Betesda, Bathesda, Batesda, Bethesta, Betesta, Bathesta and Batesta.

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