Live Entertainment at the Karoo Art Hotel


We celebrate the artistic spirit in all its manifestations, but the Karoo Art Hotel has a particularly strong relationship with the music muse! In the past four years the hotel has become known as the best Klein Karoo music venue, putting on regular and sensational live entertainment. Our shows attract a small, diverse and friendly crowd of people – young and old, Afrikaans and English, local and international. The gigs generally take place on weekends, mostly Saturday nights, usually using the small stage in our welcoming hotel bar.

Our music shows cover the different genres from great Afrikaans music to country, jazz, funk, rock, blues and pop, to stand-up comedy shows, cabaret and festivals. We are well connected with various artists and entertainers, with well-known local bands, international musicians and classical musos. We feature traditional, speciality and novelty acts. Being situated in the heart of the Klein Karoo, we try to support Afrikaans music and talented Afrikaans artists that know how to express and showcase the beauty and variety of the Afrikaans language.

In the past we have had stars like Dave Ferguson, Valiant Swart, Gert Koevert, Natasha Meister, Wendy Oldfield, Tommy Dell, Errol Dyers and Gert Vlok Nel perform at the hotel.

We are always on the lookout for funky new acts, new talents and good South African artists to rock the Klein Karoo so contact us if you are an entertainer who is interested in performing at the Karoo Art Hotel on a trade exchange basis.


Here is our entertainment calendar showcasing the upcoming exciting gigs for the next few months:


Net-vir-Pret Authentic Karoo Riel Dance Performance


For big groups we can arrange an authentic Karoo Riel Dance performance by the local youngsters of Net-vir-Pret, a N.G.O. operating in Barrydale. This is the real thing!