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Helen Martins’ Owl House is the most famous draw card to Nieu Bethesda in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Karoo, but there are lots of other things to do. Find out about the Kitching Fossil Explortion Centre, fossils, Nieu Bethesda restaurants, Nieu Bethesda accommodation, the Compassberg, Nieu Bethesda hiking, Nieu Bethesda cycling, Nieu Bethesda’s art route, donkey cart rides, Two Goats brewing at the Sneeuberg Brewery, and other things to do in Nieu Bethesda. #travel #africa

17 things to do in Nieu Bethesda in the Karoo

Helen Martins’ Owl House is the most famous draw card to Nieu Bethesda in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Karoo, but there are lots of other things to do. Find out about the Kitching Fossil Explortion Centre, fossils, Nieu Bethesda restaurants, Nieu Bethesda accommodation, the Compassberg, Nieu Bethesda hiking, Nieu Bethesda cycling, Nieu Bethesda’s art route, donkey cart rides, Two Goats brewing at the Sneeuberg Brewery, and other things to do in Nieu Bethesda. #travel #africa

The owlhouse in Nieu Bethesda. Helen Martins is an extraordinary example of outsider art. Ostracised in her life time but now her legacy causes the entire village to prosper.

The owlhouse in Nieu Bethesda. Helen Martins is an extraordinary example of outsider art. Ostracised in her life time but now her legacy causes the entire village to prosper.

Helen Martins' Owl House

The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda | London Traveller

Nieu Bethesda is hidden in the Great Karoo and perhaps best known for The Owl House so I planned a circular drive from Graaff Reinet. Google Maps said 119 kms and 2.25 hours but did not mention the potholed dirt road and almost complete lack of signposts! We … Continued

Helen Martins, mermaid - the owl house

Nieu Bethesda

Nieu Bethesda

‘The Owl House’ in the remote Karoo village of Nieu Bethesda.

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Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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A Visit to South Africa’s Strange, Astonishing Owl House | The New Yorker

A Visit to South Africa’s Strange, Astonishing Owl House

Rosa Lyster visits the Owl House, in South Africa’s Karoo desert, a place built by the reclusive artist Helen Martins and converted into an unsettling museum after she died.

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the owl house at nieu bethesda

Helen Martins' house in South Africa (scanned from slide)

Visit the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda in the Karoo and see a world that outsider artist Helen Martins created of cement and glass. #travel #EasternCape #SouthAfrica

The Owl House Nieu Bethesda: a world Helen Martins created

Visit the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda and see a world outsider artist Helen Martins created of cement and glass.

12 things to do in Graaff-Reinet in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Karoo. Find out more about Graaff-Reinet museums, Graaff-Reinet restaurants, Karoo food, Graaff-Reinet accommodation, Camdeboo National Park, the Valley of Desolation Graaff-Reinet, Nweba Dam, Obesa cactus nursery, Graaff-Reinet church, Karoo fossils and Helen Martins’ Owl House Nieu Bethesda. #travel #roadtrip

12 things to do in Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo

If you love history, old buildings, museums and national parks, you'll want to know about these things to do in Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo.

Corner of the garden by the house.

Helen Martins' World (continued): The Camel Yard, Owl House, Nieu Bethesda

Helen Martins' back yard, only 32m x 32m including the house, contains an impressive collection of cement sculptures. There are approximately 470, most of them life-size, which completely fill the tiny yard. Most people are familiar with the procession of shepherds and wise men leading a vast camel train to...

A bas-relief frieze surrounds the cement  watertank which depicts more female figures

Helen Martins' World (continued): The Camel Yard, Owl House, Nieu Bethesda

Helen Martins' back yard, only 32m x 32m including the house, contains an impressive collection of cement sculptures. There are approximately 470, most of them life-size, which completely fill the tiny yard. Most people are familiar with the procession of shepherds and wise men leading a vast camel train to...

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Helen Martins Born: 1897 Died: - marceltheodoreanthonybosch | ello

Helen Martins Born: 1897 Died: 1976 In summary: Sculptor Helen Martins was born on 23 December 1897 in Nieu-Bethesda. She was the youngest of six children. Helen was schooled in Graaf-Reinet and later obtained a teaching diploma at the teachers college in Graaf-Reinet (now the police training college). In 1919, Helen Martins moved to the Transvaal where she began teaching. A year later, she married a colleague by the name of Willem Johannes Pienaar. The couple travelled around the country…