Surrounded by the beautiful Langeberge, Barrydale signals the midway mark between the Mother City and Oudtshoorn.
This historic fruit farming town is easily one of the prettiest on the R62 and is a delightful fusion of vibrant shops, quaint restaurants, panoramic views, colourful characters, rare succulents and, of course, top-notch wines and potstill brandies.
Drive the stunning Tradouw Pass and discover hidden waterfalls and caves, hike the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, go wine and beer tasting, browse the ample local art studios or take a leisurely stroll through town where some great photo ops await you along the way.
Do yourself a favour and stay at least a couple of nights, so you can thoroughly enjoy blissful country life and its relaxed pace in the slow lane.
About 3km from Barrydale, situated at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountain Range and incorporates part of the famous Tradouw Pass. Read more…
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Escape to the Little Karoo and immerse yourself in a landscape where wildlife and flora leave you truly captivated. Read more…
White Lion Lodge
The Lodge lies in the southern part of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and is set along a tranquil, remote river valley offering an ultimate Karoo experience. Read more…
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.