While it is the ideal overnight stop on the way to Oudtshoorn and the famous Swartberg Pass (read more about the Klein Karoo Mountain Passes), or the fertile charms of Wilderness and the Garden Route, Barrydale is most certainly a destination in its own right. Many visitors to the Karoo Art Hotel regret not allowing for at least a two-night stop.
Barrydale is home to many artists and international and local escapees, eager to trade in urban neuroses for the intimacy and charm of village life. (read more about Barrydale in this article by Leslie Howard.)
The village is surrounded by soaring mountain views and big blue skies, and is close to award-winning vineyards, lush orchards and nurturing hot water springs. Barrydale is immersed in the unique light and serenity of the Klein Karoo. Explore nature on one of Barrydale’s Walking Trails, take the plunge in one of the hidden freshwater pools in the Klein Karoo mountains or in its hot mineral waters, or simply kick back and enjoy good local wines at our bar.
Practice the art of living.