Exclusive Venue Hire – make it YOUR hotel for a special celebration!

Karoo Art Hotel can be booked exclusively for special events like birthday parties, weddings or corporate celebrations – there is no occasion too small or too big for this funky house of fun!

With a number of venue options varying in size and style, the Karoo Art Hotel also offers the perfect place to host a workshop, incentive weekend, art exhibition or even a film/advertising campaign launch. With fifteen en suite rooms in the main hotel, we can host up to 30 guests on-site (or more, as we permit extra beds on floor for children sharing with their parents), and of course we will assist in booking the best additional accommodation in town from other guesthouses should your guest list exceed this number. The facilities we offer include an award-winning restaurant, comfortable lounge, gesellige bar with award-winning and excellent-value wine list, lovely gardens with a large swimming pool, extensive seating opportunities and numerous fireplaces.

The on-site historical Belanti Theatre and Bioscope can now offer an intimate 40-seater cinema venue, ideal for watching indie films, prescreenings, advertising campaign launches, or even a new mini-Karoo film festival! We also have a large screen in the Belanti Theatre itself which can take up to 100 seats – with sprung wooden floors and its very own bar, the Belanti hall has seen some of the best Karoo parties ever! With it’s lofty ceilings it is also the ideal space to host an exhibition of large artworks – we offer excellent rates to artists and dealers.

Only a leisurely 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town along the famous Route 62, this picturesque farming village is within easy reach of the city – the perfect destination for either a one night event or, more ideal, a weekend celebration in the Klein Karoo. Absorb the fresh country air, unwind, relax and enjoy the event to the fullest. Our friendly and flexible staff will ensure that you walk away from your celebrations with great memories.

Come and experience our motto: Keeping it country, keeping it funky!

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  • 15 en suite rooms, individual in character
  • Award-winning Klein Karoo Restaurant
  • Cosy lounge with fire place
  • Charming old-fashioned bar with award-winning wine list
  • Lovely gardens with extensive seating and braai facilities
  • Large swimming pool
  • Belanti Theatre & Cinema: a large historic hall with big stage suitable for 100, and intimate 40-seater cinema
  • Secure parking

Should additional accommodation be required, we will be able to recommend other establishments in Barrydale.

ENTERTAINMENT (click to read more)

The team at Karoo Art Hotel would be delighted to recommend options for entertainment for your special event.

We are well connected and can put you in touch with various brilliant entertainers, from well-known bands to stand-up comedians, cabaret artists to world music and classical musos. Let us advise you on how best to celebrate your gig.

You contract directly with the entertainers. Such live entertainment can be presented either in the bar on the bar’s smaller stage, or – for larger celebrations – in the Belanti Theatre ( venue hire fees are payable.)

CATERING (click to read more)

Our Executive Chef and his Food and Beverage team will assist you with arranging the catering you desire. All menus can be tailor made according to your individual needs and taste – the hotel is a member of the international gastronomic guild Chaîne des Rộtisseurs and a winner of the Klein Karoo Gourmand Restaurant Award. All food is perfectly complemented by a selection of top Klein Karoo wines or wines from other regions that can be selected from our comprehensive wine list.

BAR (click to read more)

We have a full liquor license and offer a wide selection of drinks. Supporting the local Wine Estates, we highly recommend wine, ports, and even beer that is produced in the Klein Karoo region. Our charming old-fashioned bar has a piano, CD, DVD and turntable, with a great selection of vinyls to choose from, and a full PA system, of which the Tech Rider is available upon request.

RATES (click to read more)

Contact us directly for our discounted rates for renting the whole hotel – you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

ADDITIONAL SERVICES (click to read more)

Should you require any additional services such as décor, flower arrangements or photographers, please send us an e-mail and we will gladly connect you with local service providers.