The Ibis Lounge  Verified Listing

Nieu Bethesda > Eastern Cape > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.5 / 5
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Member since: 23 March 2016

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Double Room - Karoo (From R700 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Room with large doors opening onto a stoep, double bed, ... and reed ceilings. Decorated with Charmaine Haines art and has a separate room just for the bath with bubbles & oils. Electric blankets, heater, fan, toiletries, bathroom heater & heated towel rails.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R700 /night
Good Breakfast included

Double Room - Amore (From R600 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Our Amore Room is our room of love, decorated all ... in white, with its double bed featuring a love headboard. The en-suite bathroom has a shower and heater, with heated towel rails. A fan, electric blanket and more are available.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R600 /night
Good Breakfast included

Double Room - Happy (From R500 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Happy Room has two three-quarter beds and is decorated in ... bright colours. The large bathroom has a double shower (two people can shower - each with separate controls and shower head). Bath, under-floor heating, heated towel rails, fan, electric blanket.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R500 /night
Good Breakfast included
Garden
Electric Blankets
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
WiFi
Fan
Heater

Some people are drawn to Nieu Bethesda after reading Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca. Others have heard of Helen Martin’s Owl House. It could also simply be the fact that the Karoo allows weary travellers the opportunity to slip back into the ease of a simpler, less hectic life where they can find their soul connection.

Community spirit is strong here, and so alive and vibrant – it’s like been part of a large, tight-knit family, and Nieu Bethesda itself has become a small tourism mecca in its own right – with a big heart.

In Room Facilities:

The Karoo Room has large doors that open onto a stoep, a double bed, and reed ceilings. It has a separate room just for the bath – completely indulgent – with all sorts of nice bubbles, oils and more provided. Other facilities include a shower, toilet, electric blankets, a heater, fan, toiletries and a bathroom heater.

Our Amore Room is our room of love, decorated all in white, with its double bed featuring a love headboard. The en-suite bathroom has a double shower and free standing bath. A fan, electric blanket and more are available.

The Happy Room has two three-quarter beds and is decorated in bright colours and themes from our travels all over the world. The en suite bathroom has a shower , a fan, electric blanket and more.

Area Information:

Wander the furrow-lined dirt roads; appreciate that particular Karoo light, the mountains, the air, and the rural atmosphere. Even the cold winters (minus 10°C) offer something special, especially when it snows. During summer, grow pleasantly drowsy in the heat, drink in those sunsets then behold that night sky with billions of stars. Stay over during high season, when the Nieu Bethesda is buzzing or plan your visit for those times when it’s quiet, almost deserted.

Property Facilities:

The Karoo is known for its open-hearted, welcoming and generous hospitality. You might arrive as a guest but leave as a friend, and this is something Barbara & Johan has strived for when creating The Ibis Lounge.

Imagine an evening lit up with candles, lamps, Dean Martin playing softly, hadeda ibises nesting across the road and water running in the furrow. Envision the sun sinking and the world suffused with a soft evening light…

Sit in the courtyard and enjoy one of our many unique dishes,incorporating medicinal plants and herbs. If it’s cold and raining, get cosy indoors at the fireplace. Come soak in the Karoo hospitality.

Our guests can cool off in our private swimming pool. A large stoep boasts a fire pit and our walled garden offers privacy.

Attractions:

Open seven days a week, from 12:00pm to 8pm. Our restaurant on site, Stirlings, serves inspired Karoo Country cooking, sourcing as locally and organically as we can. We also incorporate indigenous medicinal herbs and plants that we harvest from the veld into our dishes to enhance your Karoo stay just that litte bit more. Our menu changes regularly. We have a fully licenced bar & friendly staff that will make you feel right at home.

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Reviews

Marina Schmidt
26 March 2020

Nieu-Bethesda is a magical destination, staying at the Ibis lounge brings that magic closer. With comfortable rooms and delicious food served by friendly hosts and staff.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Colleen Pinheiro
22 December 2018

The stay was superb. The detail in each room was outstanding, from the mozzie spray, to the beautiful white gowns and not forgetting the chocolates. The meals we had were sublime, yet again the detail on each plate.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 4.5 / 5
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Nieu Bethesda Reviews

Karen Battaliou
23 December 2020

Such a quaint little village. Make sure to arrive earlier in the day if you’re only staying for one night so that you have time to explore the village and quirky spots.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Marina Schmidt
26 March 2020

Owl house, Fossil Route, Labyrinth.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Andrew Pierce
28 December 2019

Recommended by a colleague and knowledge of The Owl House.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Valerie Sinason
30 November 2018

The Bushman Heritage Museum is a world class museum in addition to perfect quality gifts of quilts, pictures, amazing pillow cases and bags. The Tower B and B is excellent accommodation and food in quiet surroundings with remarkable landscape. Descendants of the bushmen tell you their amazing myths. Unforgettable.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sonette Lategan
04 September 2018

Gem hidden in the Karoo! Take the trip, you will love it!

Superb. 5 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Owl House, Kompasberg