Nieu Bethesda and Karoo

Nieu Bethesda is a small, very isolated town in the middle of the Karoo in South Africa. Yet it contains one of the most interesting houses I had seen in South Africa – the owl house. To say that the house is unique is an understatement. The owl house was built by Helen Martins and it testifies the creativity of this remarkable woman. Also in Nieu Bethesda, there was a nice Dutch Reformed Church and we visited a local brewery. Then we went to the Drifters Karoo Inn to take in some of the beautiful landscape surrounding the Karoo area. The Karoo area was famous for its lamb. My tour guide explained to us that the sheep have been eating the herbs in the area, thereby spicing themselves up ;o)

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