"When the commune broke up, the rump moving on to New Bethseda"


Sculpture at the Owl House, New Bethedsa
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSculpture at the Owl House, New Bethedsa - Credit: Robin Tweedie


New Bethseda is an isolated village in the Eastern Cape, which lies north of the second highest mountain peak in South Africa, the Kompasberg (Compass Mountain). 


It has become something of a tourist attraction in South Africa, due largely to Helen Martin's art-work, The Owl House, which houses a series of sculptures depicting a variety of images, with owls as the central theme.