Starlight, star bright…

June 14th, 2011|News|

By Michael Wentworth

For anyone seeking the glitz and glamour of a five-star holiday destination, I can only sympathize with your limited horizons.

I recently arrived in Nieu Bethesda for an extended sabbatical. I was traveling from Cape Town and with each passing kilometer the angst and stresses of urban living were gradually shed and replaced with the anticipation of settling into a new space and the excitement of starting work on my debut novel.

Road to Nieu Bethesda now tarred

October 2nd, 2010|News|

Good news for all - the road into Nieu Bethesda off the N9 at Wellwood Farm has recently been tarred all the way into town. It's now easier and quicker to get here. This road [...]

Koos Kombuis plays in Nieu Bethesda

October 2nd, 2010|News|

Koos Kombuis, legendary South African musician, singer, songwriter and writer will be playing in Nieu Bethesda on 30 and 31 October. Click here to read more.

Official opening of the 2010 ABSA Fugard Festival

September 21st, 2010|News|

The Official Opening of the 2010 Absa Fugard Festival takes place at 18:30 on Thursday 23 September 2010 with a special message from Athol Fugard read by his sister Glenda Swart, our patron. Entry is [...]

Fugard Festival Updates 2

August 30th, 2010|News|

News from the Festival Office is that tickets are selling fast and we expect some shows to be booked out soon. Be sure to book your tickets early. Have a look at some of the features on the program.

Fugard Festival 2010 Updates

August 23rd, 2010|News|

News from the Festival Office is that tickets are selling fast and we expect some shows to be booked out soon. Be sure to book your tickets early.

All set for the 2010 Fugard Festival

July 14th, 2010|News|

Nieu Bethesda will be hosting the second Fugard Festival from the 23-36 September. Not only will Nieu Bethesda introduce a unique STREET ART competition in the village, but theatre and Fugard lovers will have the [...]

The Evolution of Helen’s dorp

February 16th, 2010|News|

A long-time fan of Nieu-Bethesda, Stef Porter stopped by to check out what’s new – and not! Not that much has changed in Nieu-Bethesda since a group of local farmers got together in 1875 and petitioned to set up a church closer than the one in Graaff-Reinet (then a sevenhour ride away). If you ask residents why their town remains undeveloped, they’ll most probably tell you it’s because of critical mass; there just aren’t the numbers to support even small changes, much less major infrastructural ones.

Athol Fugard celebrated in South Africa

September 17th, 2009|News|

Visitors to the Fugard Festival in Nieu Bethesda from 1 to 4 October 2009 are set for a treat of rare occurrence: to enjoy the theatre of Athol Fugard in the setting that originally inspired the dramatist. Fugard Festival-goers will be able to view extracts from The Road to Mecca, by Yvonne Batista, who received the highest award and great praise from the adjudicators for her role as Helen Martins at the SA Guild of Speech and Drama Eisteddfod in Port Elizabeth last year.

Fugard Festival comes to Nieu Bethesda

September 5th, 2009|News|

Nieu Bethesda is proud to present the first annual Fugard Festival to honour what is regarded as one of the worlds greatest playwrights.Come and join us in Nieu Bethesda for a fun filled weekend for [...]

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