About Barrydale

Barrydale is situated in Cape Overberg, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Western Cape DestinationsBarrydale, Cape Overberg

The little town of Barrydale lies nestled at the foot of the beautiful Langeberge in the heart of the Tradouw Valley, close to where the northern exit of the Tradouw Pass winds through the mountains to meet Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, en route to Swellendam.

Barrydale is one of those beautiful little villages that beckon one to linger. It lies on the border between the Cape Overberg and the succulent Klein Karoo, which starts just north of the town. It is no surprise to learn that Barrydale’s history began when farmers moved into the valley to search for fertile arable land with water. The climate here is nigh on perfect for growing fruit trees, and apples, pears, oranges, apricots, figs, peaches and grape orchards lie scattered across the valley.

Any time of year in this valley is beautiful. Summer is ripe with fruit, autumn heralds in the protea season, and winter is a tapestry of colour as the surrounding Klein Karoo, renowned for its aloes, milkbush, concertina plant and succulents, breaks into flower.

The little village is also easily accessible. One can approach Barrydale from the Garden Route along the Tradouw Pass, from Montagu or from Oudtshoorn across the relentless plateau of the Klein Karoo - each of them beautiful and scenic. The town’s cellars are set in their very own region of origin, the Tradouw valley - the smallest in the country - that produces incredible brandies and wines.

Visit the farm known as the Manger in nearby Lemoenshoek to walk the labyrinth and the peace pagoda; walk through Barrydale’s heritage garden; restore body and soul at the Warmwaterberg hot springs or hike in the surrounding hills.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Barrydale

The Blue Cow Barn

Self Catering

The Blue Cow Barn

Embrace farm life at The Blue Cow Barn and enjoy boutique farm accommodation in one of two self catering cottages. The ... more

Karoo Art Hotel


Karoo Art Hotel

A stay at this funky Klein Karoo hotel is an experience that can’t be missed! Just off the magnificently scenic Route 62, ... more

Plaas Wegbreek

Self Catering

Plaas Wegbreek

Plaas Wegbreek offers accommodation in three cottages and is located on a working fruit farm off the R62 near Barrydale ... more

Reviews of Barrydale

I was taken out to Mez in Barrydale for my birthday. The food was excellent. The service excellent. Tranquil setting. I am still dreaming of the ice...

Regina Vergos, Johannesburg

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