Klein Karoo Article Links

Why you should stay at the the Quirky Karoo Art Hotel in Barrydale by Campsbay Girl

I have only been to Barrydale once before and as it was part of a quick road trips stop I didn’t get too see a lot of this quirky town. I told myself I just had to go back there and finally two years later Michael and I hit the road to spend a night there. Barrydale is on Route62 that takes you through the beautiful Klein Karoo region of the Cape. It’s quite a tourist attraction and a popular road trip route with gorgeous wine farms and epic landscapes.Barrydale is like a rough around the edges gem that might look strange from the outside but has a heart of gold. Quirky restaurants and interesting people galore it really takes more than the day we had to really get to know this little town but we did what we could! We stayed over at the Karoo Art Hotel and we absolutely loved the colourful, friendly place. Read more

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#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


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


“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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