Self-Catering Accommodation in Nieu Bethesda, Rustpunt Cottage only minutes away from the Owl House is the perfect base from which to explore the Karoo. Situated only 40 minutes from Graaf Reinet and accessible by one tarred road, Nieu Bethesda is a place where time stood still and life goes on.

'Welcome to Rustpunt Cottage, where excellence is our manner'

Karoo Bushman Paintings, Fossils and "The Owl House" all near this Award Winning

establishment with hosts who go the extra mile - a real karoo experience !

Rustpunt is a 3 star graded and AA Highly Recommended luxury self-catering cottage mentioned as the "winner" in the Accommodation Awards Guide "South Africa's Best 2011" and mentioned with an award as Highly Commended in "South Africa's Best" Guide 2010, 2009 and 2008 and mentioned with an extra mile Award as "People Who Go The Extra Mile".

This charming new Karoo cottage fully restored by the present owner offering you a self catering unit, is situated at a very beautiful spot with a large private veranda and stunning mountains views, forests and garden views, just 2 minutes walk to the famous Owl House and the centre of the village.

Annemiek, your host, will welcome you to this tranquil and beautiful valley, good for the heart and soul.

The accommodation lies within the lovely village of Nieu Bethesda and not at a farm. All the tourist attractions are within walking distance.

Rustpunt is also a perfect starting point for pleasant strolls or longer walks in the surroundings

Start your holiday to stay over for at least 2 nights to explore this interesting little village with his Owl House and artists and art galleries.


Self catering cottage with fully equipped kitchen with coffee and tea facilities, 1 bedroom with king size bed ( can be changed in 2 single beds on request) including heaters, electric blankets, fan and a large private veranda with braai, can accommodate 2 adults. Bathroom with shower and bath amenities. Wifi connection in the cottage for internet.

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The B&B consists of 1 luxury spacious double en-suite bedroom in the main house just near the cottage with fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. The room has a private entrance and private veranda. (Breakfast only from 15 Oct. till 1 May)

Sleeps 2.

Wifi connection in the room.

The rates are from R 350 pp sharing to R 390 pp sharing p.n.
Breakfast from R 90.00 p.p. full English breakfast.

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Two minute walk to the popular and interesting museum The Owl House, Kitching Fossil Centre and guided fossil tours, donkey cart rides with Jacob, Brewery, Art Centre, Cemetery, Old Water Mill.

Excursions to Bushman paintings at Ganora Farm, 7 km , game viewing in the surroundings.

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