The Lodge is nestled in a small pristine forest overlooking Kompasberg (Compass Mountain) in Nieu Bethesda. We offer a peaceful getaway to business or leisure travellers. Unfortunately, no children under the age of 12 or pets are allowed.

Stargazing & Astrophotography

(Astrophotography by Mauritz Geyser) Ever wondered what stars look like up close? Then the small village of Nieu Bethesda in the Eastern Cape is the perfect place to start due to the fact that there is little to no light pollution. Book your stay at Furrows Lodge to spot the celestial “Big Five". You will be able to see the brightest star, the closest star, the largest globular cluster, the most beautiful open cluster and the closest galaxies. The Milky Way is highly sought after by photographers from around the world and it is ideally visible in our Southern Hemisphere for a good part of the year. Here at Furrows Lodge it makes for a perfect backdrop to our forest of Populer trees:

The Galactic Centre can best be seen between February and October and hits its peak in winter as the nights are cool and colder temperatures will help to get crisp star light.


Furrows Lodge is closely located to the famous Owl House and other attractions such as galleries, restaurants, beer brewery and the local pub. Furrows Lodge has a splash pool and two braai areas (fire pits), as well as air conditioning in the rooms. We are, unfortunately, not wheelchair friendly.

We look forward to hosting you

What an AMAZING place to stay in this magical little town. Althea's house is beautiful on it's own, the rooms are separately tucked away in the beautiful garden. There's a lovely reading spot with a swinging bench. The room was beautifully kitted out with everything you might need and more. The community there is just heart warming. Althea and her husband are the perfect hosts at the lodge.

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