Nieu-Bethesda Village Run

Explore our village with fellow outdoor enthusiasts – the best way to start your Saturday. 

The Village Run is every Saturday, departing from the NG Church at 07h00 in Summer & 09h00 in Winter. The 5.8km route has a mixed terrain. Both runners & walkers are welcome. 

This event is dog friendly. 

Tel: 073 291 7425

Pub Quiz at Boetie’s

Come and join us at Boetie’s Pub for trivia and food in the small Karoo village of Nieu-Bethesda!

Our trivia evening is hosted by Danie Boneschans who will give you clues and riddles to answer. Enjoy a night filled with entertainment, laughter, bar items, and engaging trivia challenges – plus a chance to win vouchers for best dressed! Walk away with voucher prizes, your pride, and an autographed photo of Zanele – die Karoo krokodil, our floating mascot and trivia trophy

Tel: 076 090 1016


Afval Gilde

A gourmet event for ‘nose to tail’ foodies, held biannually in February and October. Hosted by Tot-Hier-Toe Padstal in Martins Street. 

Tel: 082 579 7460


Nieu-Bethesda Pumpkin Festival

This annual charity event falls over Easter Weekend and is a celebration of everything Pumpkin. In aid of the elderly in the areas of Nieu-Bethesda, Graaff-Reinet, Aberdeen and Middelburg. 

Tel: 082 579 7460


Stoep Tasting Wine Weekend

The annual Stoep Tasting Wine Weekend is one of the premier wine tourism weekends in Africa. It incorporates the towns of Graaff-Reinet and Nieu-Bethesda and wine tasters and buyers travel from across Southern Africa to stroll the streets of these two picturesque Karoo towns, from stoep to stoep and taste and purchase some of the finest tipples in the world.

Tel: 083 599 9302


Garlic Festival

Join in the fun at this annual community event as locals and visitors share their creative garlic dishes! Come and experience the likes of garlic rum, garlic ice-cream, garlic wors, garlic sushi, etc at Boetie’s Pub in Nieu-Bethesda.

This event generally falls over the first weekend of November.

Tel: 078 206 2925

Festival of Lights

This festival is a joyful celebration, as hundreds of candle-lit lanterns wind up the hill from the Arts Centre and through the village. Annual event on new year’s eve (31 December).

Tel: 049 8411 731


Family Constellations Workshops

Family Constellations explores the hidden dynamics within a system that may result in an individual being stuck and unable to move forward with their lives. Workshops are facilitated by Paula Kingwill, a qualified Family Constellations Therapist with a MA in Counselling Psychology on their farm, The Rest.

Tel: 049 841 1351




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