Klein Karoo Article Links

#ArtHeritage: Get creative at these SA art hotels

Cape Town – When booking your accommodation, you rarely think about the décor of the place, and are generally more focused on comfortability and affordability. This Heritage Month, perhaps think again and go explore South Africa’s rich art history, which forms an integral part in our identity. From classics to modern art, some hotels use their exclusive art collections, curated décor and local talent as a big drawing card for those looking to explore their inner artist. Read more

traveller 24 article

A Tribute to David Rawdon

IT’S 1pm in the tiny Victorian hamlet of Matjiesfontein, and as clockwork, 85 year-old David Rawdon emerges to take the helm of his much-loved Lord Milner Hotel. Sitting below a portrait of the village’s founder, Jimmy Logan, he sips his favourite Spanish champagne and prepares for the day ahead, doing what he’s always done best – welcoming guests to another Rawdon’s specialty establishment. Read more


6 easy padkos recipes by Michelle Parkin

It’s not the destination that counts, it’s how you get there. For most of us, the summer break begins and ends with a long car journey, which doesn’t have to be the worst part of the holiday. The essential ingredients for any good road trip? Delicious padkos and a great playlist – here we’ve paired nibbles with some classic road trip tunes. Read more


Route 62: the artisanal brandy route by Daphney Mngomeni

The history of brandy in South Africa is nearly as old as the first Dutch settlement at the Cape, which was established in 1652. The industry has a rich and proud history of brandy-making, that stretches over 330 years. Read more


Karoo Road Trip – Montagu to Ladismith by Kerry Murray

During our recent trip to Cape Town we took a week and hit the road in the direction of the Klein Karoo. The idea was to follow Route 62 through the Klein Karoo and then cross the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert, but the weather has it´s own plans which meant that we had to alter ours, but thats the beauty of a road trip, you never really know what to expect. Read more


“Big Time in the Little Karoo” by Wine Goggle

If you are, perchance, sitting at a bar listening to an Angolan singing about love, land-mines and caprinhas while a 7ft biker from Czechoslovakia asks you for your sister’s phone number, chances are you are in Barrydale. In the Klein Karoo. Read more

wine goggle review

“Karoo Art Hotel: we had such a fun and unforgettable weekend” by Lopville Living

We were treated to a weekend in Barrydale a few weekends ago. It was peaceful, relaxing, fun and exciting all at the same time. We ate, we drank, we danced, we explored… and we left feeling like we had given Barrydale our all. Read more

Lopville Living review

“Karoo Art Hotel: look beyond the surface” by Roxanne Reid

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New Barrydale article on Choosy NOMAD

From Grootbos, my journey veered north to the Little Karoo, a semi-desert region beginning just north of the coast. My two-hour drive wove along two lane roads through stunning farmland punctuated by the occasional windmill and silo until reaching the turn off toward Barrydale where the road went immediately uphill and wove around a series of gentle switchbacks. Read more

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