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Bushman Rock Art & Anglo Boer War Engravings

See Bushman rock art, Anglo Boer War engravings and a private fossil museum at Ganora Guest Farm, 7km from the village. Guided Tours Available.

Tel: 049 8411 302 or 082 698 0029

E-mail:info@ganora.co.za

NG Kerk Nieu-Bethesda

The Dutch Reformed Church in Nieu-Bethesda was inaugurated in 1905 and is still lit by gas chandeliers. Open to its congregation and to the public on request.

Summer Service: 09:00 am

Winter Service: 09:30 am

Ganora Private Fossil Museum

See the private collection of fossils and artefacts at Ganora Guest Farm. By Appointment.

Tel: 049 841 1302 or 082 698 0029

E-mail:info@ganora.co.za

Bushman Heritage Museum

A unique museum of contemporary art made by living Bushman. Permanent collection of stunning tapestries made by local Bushman artists on display.

Tel: 049 8411 731 or 073 028 8887

E-mail:info@bethesdatower.co.za

 

The Cemetery

See graves dating back to the 1700s. Unique stones made with beautiful local rock slabs. Open to the public.

Tel: 072 400 3195

E-mail:ngknieubethesda@webmail.co.za

The Owl House

Weird to some, wonderful to others, the Owl House is a work of outsider art created by Helen Martins between 1945 and 1976. Driven to despair by the dullness of her daily life, she took steps to transform her world with light, colours and texture.

Tel: 049 841 1733

Website: www.theowlhouse.co.za

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

Explore a small exhibition centre which reconstructs life in the Karoo 255 million years ago. Fossil tours with experienced guides available.

Tel: 084 500 3902 or 071 6095 5035

E-mail:ian.mckay@wits.ac.za

The Watermill

A quaint stone building houses an ancient watermill in Nieu-Bethesda that used to grind wheat and might again someday soon. Built in 1860.

Tel: 083 654 7014

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