The Water Tower

Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 210
PRICE (unit):
from R 580 - 580
Pets Permitted?
Pets are welcome by arrangement

NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.

A circular double-storey with an interesting past. This quirky building was first a water tower and then a Buddhist meditation room. With whitewashed walls and wooden floors, it is a calm and clean space from which to enjoy the famous Karoo sky, day or night. The Water Tower sits in a pleasant garden in the heart of Nieu Bethesda. <br /><br />The Water Tower sleeps two guests on a queen-size bed in the room upstairs adjoining the sun&star deck. The kitchenette is below with the private shower and composting toilet attached in a separate outbuilding. Do some stargazing on the deck before creeping under your crisp cotton sheets, lambs wool duvets and mohair blanket. <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 mountain or through the Canyon on one of the surrounding farms.<br /><br />The area around Nieu Bethesda is good for either a leisurely ride or a challenging ride for serious mountain bikers. Wake up early to conquer one of the two mountain bike routes in the area or stroll around town exploring the many galleries and eateries dotted around the village.
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"Ms Viljoen"
27 Jul 2016
amanda, South Africa
"I stayed at the Outsiders House. Dog friendly, an arty feel which is rare because all the furnishings are unique and well displayed. Great taste overall. High quality bedding which is not mass produced and has an individual touch. Clean and quite. Will definitely stay there again. Thanks. A lot to do in the small hidden gem of a town."
"Magic but......"
30 Apr 2016
Pierre, South Africa
"We had a wonderful time in Nieu Bethesda but the composting toilet is not for the fainthearted. We were given the option of another cottage but wanted to stay in the tower. It has a certain magic to it and actually really comfortable. Really cheap chicory! At least have decent coffee! We shall not return to the Tower but certainly to Nieu Bethesda"
"Lovely experience"
27 Jul 2015
Nadia, South Africa
"The accommodation was very neat and clean. Perfect for an overnight stay. The Karoo Lamb food was also delicously hearthy for the cold.We will most definitely stop there again."
"Quirky charm"
14 Jan 2015
Roshan, South Africa
"I only spent one night at the Water Tower and it was way too short. The place was clean and comfortable with all amenities for self catering available. Comfy bed and clean linen! Only negative was that the hot water didn't work properly so showering wasn't pleasant. Bedroom could do with a mosquito net for the summer time. But all in all - a thoroughly enjoyable and comfy place to stay. Highly recommended!"
05 May 2014
Elane, South Africa
"It is very cute and we enjoyed our stay. I would just have liked to be warned about the toilet."
"Aandster June 2013"
05 Jun 2013
Nick, South Africa
"Very comfortable and well equipped. We had a fantastic time. Lovely garden for the dogs."