Guest houses in Barrydale
Immediately after the city limits, less than 250kms from Cape Town, travellers are graced with the expanse of the Overberg region. And, nestled at the edge, between here, the Klein Karoo and the Garden Route, lies the historic and exciting town of Barrydale. And resting your head in an immaculate guesthouse, while listening to the sounds of nature outside your window is what holidays are made of. The fresh air, coupled with a stress-free environment can certainly do you and your family the world of good.
However, you don’t need to pay a small fortune to have this luxury. Barrydale accommodations offer supreme comfort and opulence, each of which is centrally located to the wonders of the Klein Karoo. And let’s be honest, daily life in the city presents more stresses than what you realise. Traffic, high-crime and pollution are all contributing factors to chaotic routines and can often drive us to a point of exhaustion. That’s why, taking a much-needed break from reality can revitalise your lifestyle.
Best of all, the Western Cape in South Africa offers exciting seaside villages and mountain town getaways just a short drive away from the Mother City. Established in the early 18th Century, the former agricultural settlement of Barrydale has transformed into a popular hotspot for travellers on-the-move and those looking for a peaceful escape from the modern grind. Locals here are incredibly welcoming and there’s always a smile around every corner of this town. Especially when it comes to accommodation and guest house hosts.
Aside from world-class accommodation, visitors to the town can also experience a host of activities right on their doorstep. From scenic drives on the Tradouw Pass, hikes through the mountains and cultural visits to educational opportunities at the local museums and galleries. Furthermore, businesses in Barrydale flourish thanks to the support shown by visitors. You can source your basic needs from locally owned supermarkets and franchise stores, centrally located in the town.
Bird enthusiasts will be pleased to know that there is an abundance of birdlife here in their natural habitat, which can add exceptional sightings to their repertoire. The Cape Eagle Owl, Black Eagles, Herons, Fiscal Shrikes and Sunbirds are among the many types inhabiting the area. It’s important to note that accessing the town is made easy via the N1 or the N2 highway respectively. Additionally, there are several major bus liners and independent tour operators that include Barrydale as part of their itinerary.