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About The Water Tower

About The Water Tower

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. 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 cr

Covid Safety Approved: The Water Tower is managed according to FEDHASA Guidelines.Our staff have been trained in COVID-19 preparedness, including PPE, hand hygiene, and social distancing. Our property is cleaned using recommended protocols and disinfectants

 Sleeps 2
Check-in: 13:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 9 reviews

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Important Information

Nieu Bethesda has no petrol, bank or credit card facilities. Fill up your tank and your wallet before you arrive.
The seventh night's stay is free.
Long-term rates are negotiable.

Guest Reviews

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irna senekal
October 2021
It should be clarified in the information that this is part of a backpackers experience. The toilet and bathroom are outside. The cooking facilities are very basic. There is no conformable seating. However, the hosts are friendly, the facilities were clean and the bed comfortable.
jacqueline booysen
April 2021
Unique accommodation for the long-weekend. small kitchenette perfectly equipped. clean, white linen. very hot water in the shower.The room requires a small bench and a shelf or two.
mariza muller
September 2020
I loved the location - next to the Art Centre Restaurant and one block from the Owl House.The layout of the water tower is quirky and fun. I liked the deck and bedroom. The toilet is an organic 'long drop' but clean and easy to use. Really fun and a visit I will remember of fondly. Great breakfast!
amanda viljoen, south africa
July 2016
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.
pierre neethling, south africa
April 2016
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 coffee....no chicory! At least have decent coffee! We shall not return to the Tower but certainly to Nieu Bethesda


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Central location
  • Double bed
  • Kitchen
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Eastern Cape

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
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The Water Tower location

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The Water Tower is 0,2km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 262,9km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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