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The Owl House

Martin Street | Nieu Bethesda, Nieu-Bethesda 6286, South Africa
+27 49 841 1733
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Strange without being creepy

The Owl House, as strange as expected, without being creepy. Shadows cast by the various statues a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jandreart
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Knysna, South Africa
Outsider Art at its Best

Helen Martins house and garden has provided this rather 'poor' little village with a real... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vita713
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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bucket list”(10 reviews)
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Martin Street | Nieu Bethesda, Nieu-Bethesda 6286, South Africa
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+27 49 841 1733
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Owl House, as strange as expected, without being creepy. Shadows cast by the various statues a constantly moving story. I wasn’t expecting the gracefulness, or the delicacy, of the concrete works. Craftsmanship thrashed out of an industrial medium. I kept looking to see what...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helen Martins house and garden has provided this rather 'poor' little village with a real attraction, and when we parked outside it we couldn't help but notice the row of shop-shacks selling reproductions of her art made by relatives of her original helpers. We bought...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a video shown before you enter the Owl House. What a pity there was nobody who could give a guided tour of the house and the various sculptures outside. My 8-year old nephew was really scared by the weird statues and sculptures. Maybe...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I had not visited Owl House before as the sement art does not much appeal to me, but I knew my partner would absolutely love it, and he did. In the event, I also found that the imagination, passion and inventiveness of the work did...More

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

To the casual observer this entire setup might seem bizarre, but if you consider all the factors that played a role then this House is a wonderful achievement and tells a beautiful story of hope and perseverance. Those who don’t understand it will slate it....More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We have heard so much about the Owl House and always when we pass this way we say we must go really go there. Well this time we did. It can be a good experience to some but we found is a bit creepy and...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

After hearing people talk about their visit to the Owl House for years we had to pop in whilst in Nieu Bethesda. The staff are very friendly which creates a good impression with travellers. The sculptures are wonderful to see in person and the house...More

Thank Nealefam
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I’d guess anyone who visits NB knows about the Owl House. My wife booked a couple of nights here specially to see the OH. It certainly was worth the visit and is a super unusual place. We really enjoyed the visit and the overall experience...More

1  Thank Eric J
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We are in Niue Bethesda for 3 nights staying at And The Cow Jumped Over The Moon (review to follow) and planned to see the Owl House. My partner is South African but we both live in Cornwall,U.K. The Owl House was simply entrancing, we...More

Thank rudiarii54
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Wow.....this is truly an amazing experience.....i never get bored with visiting her Owl House and see all her cement sculptures of owls camels people....her work is truly amazing...its best to go early as Nieu Bethesda can get quite hot....and buy an owl or two from...More

Thank 870dorisl
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