PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 270
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.
This bright and comfortable old Karoo house is stylishly furnished and well equipped for self catering. The house was originally a sculpture studio - some of Clive's original sculpture works remain in the zen-inspired, walled garden. The house is decorated with Braam van Wyk original artworks lending themselves to the Karoo landscapes.<br /><br />Lying in the heart of Nieu Bethesda, Aandster comprises three bedrooms, of which one is in the garden. There is a shared bathroom, a spacious open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area and a private garden with a braai and a swing for the kids. <br /><br />Depending on the season, you can light a fire in the wood-burner in the lounge or sunbathe in the walled garden. Crisp cotton linen keeps you cool in summer and woolen duvets and mohair blankets warm you in winter. Pets are most welcome by prior arrangement.<br /><br />Life in Nieu Bethesda potters along much as it did 130 years ago, when the village was founded. Stone water furrows still line the wide, dusty streets. Night skycaps are unpolluted by streetlights, and the air is still fresh and clean.<br /><br />Nieu Bethesda has a working network of furrows, with water supplied daily from a spring on the plateau above the village. Residents channel water into their gardens using smaller gated funnels. Visitors can hike along the furrows up to the spring or prearrange a hike up Kompasberg or through the Canyon on one of the surrounding farms. The area around Nieu-Bethesda is ideal for mountain bikers of any calibre, with two mountain bike trails in the area.