Barrydale is unique, a special place to be visited all year round. Enclosed in a narrow valley at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, this rural village still retains the timeless countryside charm where the heart of its people will welcome you – old-time residents and new-comers from over the world give special charm to Barrydale. Sunny days prevail for most of the year, with a little frost in winter – just enough for an invigorating early morning walk.
For nature-lovers, Barrydale offers unsurpassed vistas of mountains and keen walkers have a wide choice of pathways and trails to follow across hills and through farmlands and orchards; for the more adventurous – climbs in the foothills of the Langeberg.
The climate is a winemaker’s dream and excellent wines and brandy are produced. It also encourages the growth of export-quality decidious fruit – apricots, pears, peaches, plums and apples. In spring the blossoms of pink and white, and in autumn the vibrant golden leaves against a clear blue sky are a wonderful sight.
Nearby, the scenic Tradouws Pass is a spectacular site: here the majestic geological features, the fascinating fynbos and the abundant birdlife can be admired.