LITTLE BIG TOWN
Lost in the vastness of the Great Karoo in the Eastern Cape, the tiny town of Nieu-bethesda lies approximately 50 kilometres from Graaff-reinet. Stone water furrows still line the wide, dusty streets – devoid of streetlights and the unpleasant scent of fume-producing industry – of this antique town forgotten by time. Whether your interest lies in art, bushman paintings, fossils, climbing, hiking, bird-watching, mountain-biking, horse-riding, game-viewing, or uninterrupted star-gazing, Nieu-bethesda will leave the inner wanderlust adventurer in you beaming with delight. Food and accommodation is as simple and honest as the town itself, with the crème de la crème on offer being The Karoo Lamb restaurant and a three-star selfcatering guest house (namely, Ganora Guest Farm). Other highlights include the Sneeuberg Brewery, the Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, and pop-up craft markets.to find out more about the town and its many humble offerings, visit www.nieu-bethesda.com.