Barrydale on Route 62 welcomes you!
Barrydale in the Klein Karoo region of South Africa
is the perfect holiday and weekend country get-away. Barrydale offers an abundant supply of holiday accommodation; self catering, farm cottages, working farm stays, village cottages, apartments, bed and breakfast, retreats, backpackers and bikers stops.
Hot springs on our doorstep
We even boast a hot water spring spa only 24km from Barrydale. The village is a popular destination for motor-bikers, cyclists and tourists because it is strategically placed on the scenic Route 62 which winds through winelands, mountain passes and semi-desert.
You can choose between a mix of restaurants from pizza and hearty home cooked fare to top class Karoo cuisine. Shopping in Barrydale on Route 62 is an adventure with more and more distinctive little shops popping up selling a range of goods from local produce to handmade products such as handwoven pure cotton rugs and beautiful handmade jewelery.
An eclectic mix of people in Barrydale
The village combines an eclectic mix of people young and old, Afrikaans and English speakers, farmers and artists, newcomers and old timers. Barrydale is an ideal destination for those wishing to kick back, relax and enjoy life at a slower pace.
We also offer hiking trails, walks through pristine fynbos, bird watching, fresh water angling, karate and yoga for the energetic. The less energetic could try out art or pottery classes. The village is ideally situated for day trips into surrounding countryside where there are a number of spectacular mountain passes waiting to be explored.
The Barrydale Cellars, on the Route 62 wine route, have received numerous awards for their brandies and are well worth a visit, their wines are not bad either!
Barrydale enjoys year round sunny weather, with invigorating winters when there may be light frosts on the coldest days. Winter visitors to the village could wake up to snow capped mountains. Barrydale is the perfect destination for a weekend away from it all in a mountain paradise.
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- Written by Dominique Herman Dominique Herman
- Published: 17 July 2014 17 July 2014
“Ok”, Mike said, presiding over the assembled five diners from the perch of a barstool behind the cash register. “You can’t all have pizza as I don’t have enough dough and I don’t have enough cheese.” Thus began another in a series of wacky evenings during my eight-day stay in the Route 62 town of Barrydale.
I had gone there to do an introductory permaculture course at a farm 15 kays away, and each evening I’d return with gumboots caked in clay and dirt under my nails to experience the town’s culinary scene.
Monday was The Jam Tarts Restaurant, Wednesday was locals’ night at Clarke of the Karoo, Thursday was Mez and every other night my resident dining room at the Barrydale Karoo Hotel. Except for Friday, when I decided to pop into A Place in Time run by Mike and his wife Bev, former Capetonians who went to Barrydale and set up shop selling antiques on the one end and meals on the other. Before his relocation, Mike had never made pizza before let alone run a restaurant, he said, as he got to work next to my table kneading his way through the remaining dough supply.
- Published: 08 May 2014 08 May 2014
A big thank you from Jane Walker and all the animals to everyone who supported the SPCA breakfast run last weekend (May 4th). R1772.95 was raised as well as another R2000 in food donations and blankets. This is a great help for the coming winter.
- Published: 03 April 2014 03 April 2014
As many of you are aware, a Hospice Service has started in Barrydale.
This palliative care service is under the auspices of Sr Joana vd Merwe, assisted by Nola Frazer.
It is available to terminally ill patients who are being cared for in their homes by family members and carers. A training session for further volunteers is being arranged with Langeberg Hospice.
On 1st April we received a welcome gift from MARY WHITTINGDALE , who donated the use of a room with a basin, (this is situated at the back of “Mary’s Barn”/”Karoo be Volk”) for use by the Hospice facility.
Mary, sincerest gratitude to you for the use of this room –we are delighted – it will become the foundation for the Langeberg Hospice Centre in Barrydale, and your generosity is greatly appreciated.
- Published: 14 March 2014 14 March 2014
- Published: 20 February 2014 20 February 2014
Below is a photo of the flood damage that the latest rains have caused on the KAPS farm, Klipfontein. Their access road has been completely washed away as the dam broke, and they weren't able to get any vehicle out of their property.
They have been continuing their rescuing work with volunteers hiking over the mountain to the R62 and driving KAPS inspectors to various areas in need of attention, while other volunteers have been bringing food parcels and animal necessities by food over the mountains. The cost to rebuild the road will be high and we've sent an appeal for donations.
- Published: 20 February 2014 20 February 2014
The Barrydale library recently won the award for best small library in the Western Cape
Well done Rine Suzette & Lorraine!
The library currently has a display featuring cat books - pop in and take a look.