Adopt-a-Tree via CUER Projects

Adopt-a-Tree in Nieu-Bethesda to assist with community upliftment and environmental rehabilitation. 

Tel: 079 891 9055


Climb Compassberg

Climb Compassberg in Nieu-Bethesda safely and responsibly. Guided climbs are recommended and permission is needed for farm access.

Tel: 082 579 1039

Ganora Guest Farm Excursions

Bushman Rock Art, Anglo Boer War Engravings, Medicinal Plant Walk, Private Fossil Museum, Hiking & Mountain Bike Routes, Birding and more available at Ganora Guest Farm. Guided tours available by appointment.

Tel: 049 8411 302 or 082 698 0029


Compassberg Camino in Nieu-Bethesda

The Compassberg Camino in Nieu-Bethesda is a 100km walk over 5 x days with scenic Karoo and mountain views. There are set group dates throughout the year.

Tel: 072 460 3621


Jakob’s Donkey Cart Tours

Take a tour through the village on Jakob’s donkey cart whilst learning about the history and hearing stories of Nieu-Bethesda.

Tel: 072 987 9831

Hours: 08:00 – 17:00

Kareelaagte Tourism

360-degree Karoo Sunset Tour, interact with farm animals, beautiful rustic, gravel roads on top of the mountains ideal for hiking,  4 x 4 vehicles and mountain bikes on Kareelaagte, a working farm.

Tel: 082 822 5311 or 049 8400 350


The Lookout Studio

Crochet and Art Quilt retreats and workshops in Nieu-Bethesda. Quilt classes by accredited South African quilt teachers. By Appointment only.

Tel: 083 556 3043


Walk the Labyrinth at Gregg Price Gallery

The Labyrinth at Gregg Price gallery is a space for visitors to enter and enjoy at any time.  It is a replica of the medieval labyrinth found at Chartres Cathedral in France.

Tel: 083 258 3104

Photography Sessions & Workshops

Have your portrait, family, couple, engagement or wedding photographs taken in a beautiful Nieu-Bethesda setting or attend a photography workshop by professional photographer, Sarina Engelbrecht.

Tel: 072 460 3621


Stone Folk of Ongeluksloot

The Stone Folk, by artist Ryno Greeff, is a permanent outdoor installation of stone figures carefully placed in the landscape of Ongeluksloot, on the farm Doornberg, outside the small Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda in the Eastern Cape.

Tel: 082 447 5117

Walk the Poplar Forest & Ancient Water Furrow

Walk in the poplar forest and follow the ancient water furrow supplying Nieu-Bethesda with water. Perfect for picnics.

Directions: Access it easily past Boetie’s Pub, taking a left from Hill street.

Walk the Sir Frederic Suspension Bridge

Walk the Sir Frederic Bridge suspended over the Gats River to connect to sections of the village. Beautiful views of the village.

Directions: Access via Parsonage or Pienaar Street signage.

Dalveen-Pienaar 4 x 4 Trail

The Dalveen-Pienaar 4×4 Trail is situated on private Karoo farmland nestled in the heart of the Sneeuberg mountain range in the Eastern Cape. You will experience a day trip of 22 km varying in degrees of difficulty in a mountainous area with spectacular viewpoints.

Tel: 079 762 9894



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