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Travelling through the Overberg and heading towards the north-eastern corner of the map, you’ll discover the Klein Karoo town of Barrydale. Located on the famous Route 62 of South Africa, this busy little town offers visitors a unique taste of both the Overberg and the Klein Karoo.
Home to the very popular Karoo Art Hotel and Ronnie’s Sex Shop, the area also holds a stunning variety of endemic fauna and flora which can be viewed and experienced through the winding walking trails in the area. The town also holds a variety of quirky eateries and award-winning tasting venues to be enjoyed along with the cosy lodgings and relaxing at the Warmwaterberg Hot Springs. The beautiful landscapes and rustic ambience has also given way to a growing list of events being hosted in and around the town.
We’ve put together some of our favourite shots of Barrydale to give you an idea:
A different perspective of Barrydale
The busy little town signals the start of the famous Route 62
The scenic Tradouw Pass which connects Barrydale to Swellendam
Try some of the culinary fare at one of Barrydale's terrific Tasting Venues
Visit South Africa's first pagoda built in 2000
The quirky places to eat in town serve up a delicious combination of Overberg flvour and Klein Karoo hospitality
Explore the creative works of local artists at the Barrydale art galleries
Keep an eye out for the wildlife found on the reserves in the area