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Nieu-Bethesda

Nieu-Bethesda is a village in the Eastern Cape at the foot of the Sneeuberge, approximately 50km from Graaff Reinet. It was founded in 1875 as a church town, like many other Karoo villages, and attained municipal status in 1886. The name is of biblical origin and means "place of flowing water".Originally established as congregation of the Dutch Reformed Church on the farm Uitkyk in 1875, it became a municipality about 1886. It now falls within the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality.It is known for the Owl House, a museum dedicated to the eccentric artist Helen Martins, and the nearby Kompasberg, the highest point in the Eastern Cape province.The town is also the focal point in Athol Fugard's play, "Road to Mecca".
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