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But for the Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda would be just another one-horse town passed over by motorists travelling across the Karoo desert in the Eastern Cape Province. It is also thanks to local playwright Athol Fugard that the Owl House has received such wide appeal amongst tourists. His play titled ‘The road to Mecca’ tells the true story of Helen Martins, an elderly artist who, after a divorce and left alone following the death of her parents, she refused to enter a nursing home and instead began to create her own piece of paradise in Nieu-Bethesda which she named the Owl House. She was mostly shunned by the villagers but this didn’t deter her from decorating the interior of her inherited home in spectacular glass and mirror work with interesting lighting. Her back yard holds over 300 sculptures which she constructed with the help of a man named Koos Malgas.
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For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.