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The Ibis Lounge Restaurant

Open for our B&B guests, as well as for all visitors (on reservation).

“On our annual long week-end to magical Nieu-Bethesda, we discovered this new little eatery, and loved it so much that we ended up having all our meals there!” – Gavin T, TripAdvisor

Imagine tucking into slow-roasted Karoo lamb, potato and onion fritters, roasted baby butternut and fresh garden vegetables while enjoying the ambience of one of Nieu-Bethesda’s eclectic gathering spots. The Ibis Lounge, situated on Martin Street, is the place to be, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

We serve burgers, pitas, steaks, pasta and curry as well as vegeterian dishes. Try our lamb shank or oxtail, or allow us to tempt you with decadent desserts, marvelous milkshakes. Coffee aficionados can get their fix with their choice of cappuccino, latte, Americano, mocha or espresso – our range is selected from around the world, and we have strong and bitter, sweet medium and mild aromatic roasts to suit nearly every taste.

All our meats are sourced locally, served with organic veggies from our garden, when in season. Our Slow Sundays are a treat when we offer guests a slow roast. Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

In need of a little retail therapy? Our Karoo-themed gift shop stocks a variety of handmade artisan goods sourced in southern Africa. Browse through our range of pottery, clothing, art, soap, t-shirts, sweets, handspun wool, glassware, jewellery, wooden items and more.

Contact Barbara 079 042 0788 to make meal reservations.

Ware on Earth

Charmaine Haines is prominently established in the South African ceramics scene. Her work forms part of numerous art collections and has been selected to represent South Africa on International exhibitions.  Working within the realm of figurative clay, Haines uses both abstract and stylised symbols and motives to embellish both her sculptural and utility forms.

0787771966 / 049 8411767


Email Charmaine




The Brewery & Two-Goats Deli

Enjoy a cheese, salad and smoked kudu salami lunch platter under the trees while enjoying André’s locally brewed Karoo ale. Fresh coffee roasted on the premises. Delicious goodies to take home from the deli.

049 841 1602 / 076 511 2 9026

Two Goats

And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon

Accommodation, meals and gifts

049 8411 633

Email Casper


Bookshop open from 10h00 to 16h00 (closed on Tuesdays). In season open on Sundays).

Nico ~ 082 333 2790 / Email Nico


Aunty Evelyne’s

Aunty Evelyne’s Restaurant on the Hill.  Authentic home cooking in Pienaarsig.

Booking Required.

049 8411 627



Bethesda Art Centre

Art, music, dance, theatre... visit the gallery, see a class in progress, take part in a workshop, or catch a performance at the magical open-air theatre. Muller Street.


Arts Center

The Tower Café

The Tower Café adjacent to the Arts Centre offers lunch and dinner and is situated in a quant tower. Delicious home made meals. Also accommodation and local art.

Open fromm 08h30 to 20h00.

071 347 0308 / 073 028 8887  /  Email Art Center /

Arts Centre

Frans Boekkooi Sudio

Frans Boekkooi’s Sculpture Studio and Heidi’s Gallery close to the Brewery.  Meet this acclaimed artist and see work by other Eastern Cape artists in the adjoining gallery.

Email Frans




Karoo Lamb

Opposite the Owl House. This is open daily for breaakfast, lunch and supper. You can also buy frozen lamb and various deli items, as well as teeshirts.

049 8411 642 / Email Ian

Karoo Lamb

The Melting Pot

Are known for their pancakes - choose savory or sweet. Pop in for breakfast or tea. Try our lunch dish of the day with a fresh salad. A variety of art and gifts are for sale. Sit on the veranda and watch the world pass by.

Gallery and Gift shop. Open 07h00 to 15h00 (and 17h00 in season)

Belinda ~ 049 841 1651 /Email Belinda

Melting Pot

The Village Inn

The Village Inn restaurant and coffee shop ~ the oldest eating place in the village. Serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Idil ~ 049 8411 635

Email Idil