The Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda [Helen Martins]

he Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The owner, Helen Martins, turned her house and the area around it into a visionary environment, elaborately decorated with ground glass and containing more than 300 statues including owls, camels, pyramids, peacocks, and people. She inherited the house from her parents and began its transformation after they died.
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Beautiful Windows to be found in the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda    In the back garden there are numerous cement statues that were made by Helen Martins & Koos Malgas.      The museum is open 7 days a week & a must visit for all.     For more information on Nieu-Bethesda - please visit http://www.camdeboocottages.co.za/index.php/nieu-bethesda

Beautiful Windows to be found in the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda In the back…

Map of the town.

Map of the town.

The many lanterns and candles Helen collected took three hours to light and were arranged to bounce light onto the mirrors.

The many lanterns and candles Helen collected took three hours to light and were arranged to bounce light onto the mirrors.

Owl House.

Owl House.

The Owl House

The Owl House

Garden.

Garden.

Helen Martins Owl House provides much reflection.

Discover the Karoo on a pet-friendly road trip

Helen Martins Owl House provides much reflection.

Strange beauty in the Owl House.

Discover the Karoo on a pet-friendly road trip

Strange beauty in the Owl House.

Owl House.

Owl House.

The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda

The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda

Helen Martins’ Owl House

Helen Martins’ Owl House

Nieu Bethesda Water Mill

Nieu Bethesda Water Mill

A freize beside her back door.

A freize beside her back door.

Sheep.

Sheep.

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