Founder member of Nieu-Bethesda Community Tourist Organisation
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; pick fresh herbs from the permaculture garden; take a dip with the goldfish in the dam; hire bikes and explore the Karoo; book tours to Bushman Paintings, Fossil walks, 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...
If you don't fancy cooking, Ian and Katrin, the well-travelled owners, can provide breakfast, a pack lunch and dinner of home-made food and home-grown veggies - or point you to the best eateries around town. They will pick you up or drop you off in Graaff-Reinet for R250, and you can buy your bus tickets from them.