The Owl House Backpackers offers you a clean, bright, welcoming home from home in the heart of Nieu Bethesda. It is on the main street, a five-minute walk from the Owl House.
Sip sundowners in the garden and watch the sky fill with stars. Curl up next to the wood-burner and enjoy the carefully selected backpackers’ wines. Treat yourself to the home-made bread and cottage cheese, or braai some delicious Karoo lamb with fresh herbs picked from the permaculture garden. Take a dip with the goldfish in the dam; hire bikes and explore the Karoo. Book walks to Bushman paintings and fossil sites , and book tours to the Mountain Zebra Park and the Valley of Desolation. And, if you decide to stay for a while, catch up with the outside world every now and then on the internet…
Rooms & rates
Children and discounts
Children under 12 pay 50%.
We offer a discount for groups larger than 10 paying in advance.
If you don’t fancy cooking, Ian and Katrin, the well-travelled owners, provide breakfast, light meals, a packed lunch and dinner of home-made food and home-grown veggies at the Karoo Lamb Restaurant.
Getting to and from Owlhouse Backpackers
Ian and Katrin will pick you up or drop you off in Graaff-Reinet for R100, and you can buy your bus tickets from them.