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About Starry Nights Guest House

Starry Nights Guest House is situated in the lovely town of Nieu Bethesda, and is perfectly situated for guests to enjoy dramatic sunsets and the many moods of the iconic Compassberg mountain and surrounds.

The guest house offers four self-catering units with verandas and braai areas opening onto the lovely garden. Units 1 and 2 each have an open-plan kitchen that is equipped with a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, a stove, a small fridge, and cutlery and crockery, as well as a bathroom with a shower only. Unit 1 is furnished with a queen-size and a single bed, with an extra bed available on request. Unit 2 is furnished with two twin beds and two single beds. Sleeper couches are available on request for both units.

The Annexe is situated next to Unit 1 and can be hired with Unit 1 or separately. The Annexe is furnished with twin beds and is equipped with a fridge. It also shares a veranda with Unit 1. The Tower has two levels, with a king-size bed in the upstairs room and a single bed in the downstairs room.

Starry Nights Guest House has a large garden with uninterrupted views of the Compassberg and the valley to the north of Nieu Bethesda. The garden is a birders’ paradise with a variety of Karoo species nesting in the trees and bushes. At night, guest can indulge in the starry skies above while enjoying a braai with friends and family.

The lovely guest house is within walking distance of galleries, shops and The Owl House. It is the perfect base from which to explore the village. Your hosts, David and Bronwen Langmead, have in-depth knowledge of Nieu Bethesda and surrounds, and will happily assist with planning hiking or cycling routes. Day trips to Graaff-Reinet and the Valley of Desolation or Cradock and the Mountain Zebra National Park are easy options and located within driving distance.

  • Response Rate: 91%
  • Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

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Reviews for Starry Nights Guest House

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Richard Higgins, South Africa
13 October 2014

Our party of four had a most enjoyable overnight stay at Starry Nights. The rooms were clean and well prepared, the beds comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. Bronwen was most welcoming yet un-intrusive. We will definitely visit again and have no hesitation in recommending this Guest House.Richard and Ronnie Higgins, Hermanus.

Glyn Kelly, South Africa
14 January 2014

Our accommodation at the Starry Nights Guest House was very comfortable and homely. We had a wonderful time exploring Nieu Bethesda and hope to add the village to future travels. Highly recommend the Starry Nights Guest House for its comfort and location to exploring the village. We would definitely consider the guesthouse for future visits.

Jane Futter, South Africa
30 June 2013

Our well equipped, large, open-plan family accommodation had everything we needed, and some special touches like milk for our morning tea and breakfast, and super-warm electric blankets. Our room was adorned with paintings done by our artist host. A lovely sunny garden to relax in too.

christy rennie, South Africa
09 April 2013

Spacious, well-maintained: a lovely space to spend a quiet weekend. Scenic running routes, and waking up to a Nieu-Bethesda view is heartwarming.

Deon Lombard, South Africa
23 March 2013

When we arrived the hordes were descending on Nieu Bethesda for a wedding. There was a lovely vibe in town at all the establishments. Starry Nights itself was very neat and our host put a little extra thought into our family needs. We could easily have stayed longer.

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Starry Nights Guest House is 0.8km from the centre of Nieu Bethesda , the nearest airport 263.6km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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