The Brewery & Two Goats Deli

Handcrafted Beer and Good Food

Famed for its iconic Owl House, Nieu-Bethesda nestles in a green valley at the foot of the Sneeuberg Mountains. The tranquil little town has no streetlights or tarred roads. There’s a reason: this Karoo town is determined to cling onto its rural charm. Yet there’s still plenty to distract the tourist. After you’ve creaked around Helen Martins’ eccentric sanctuary, make sure you make a pitstop at The Brewery & Two Goats Deli for charcuterie (that’s ‘fancy’ for meat and cheese board). Owner and microbrewer André Cilliers sells handcrafted goat’s milk cheeses, home-brewed beer, venison salami and freshly baked plaasbrood under the shade of enormous pepper and pear trees. Flop into a hammock between two Weeping Willows while a couple of glossy Peacocks delicately pick their way around you. 

‘There’s nothing to beer brewing,’ says André dismissively, but my taste buds object – André’s pale-hued honey ale is sublime, clearly this is the handiwork of an alchemist. We feast alfresco on a platter of smoked kudu slices, olive tapenade, homemade chutney, and a smorgasbord of organic handmade goat’s milk cheeses – chèvres infused with brandy and honey, foudjou, feta, caprino, Gouda with Karoo herbs and a sharp cheddar.

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Make sure you make a pitstop at The Brewery & Two Goats Deli for charcuterie (that’s ‘fancy’ for meat and cheese board).

Remember!

In keeping with its distinctive rural pace of life, Nieu-Bethesda has no bank, credit card facilities or petrol pump, so make sure you come prepared.