Barrydale in the Tradouw Valley is one of the picturesque small towns in the Klein Karoo (Translated “Little Karoo”). From Cape Town, Barrydale can be reached by travelling on the popular Route 62 via Worcester and Montague, or you can take the N2 to Swellendam and then take the turnoff for Barrydale. The road passes through the Langeberg Mountains via the Tradouw Pass.
The narrow and fertile Tradouw Valley is nestled between the Langeberg and Swartberg Mountain ranges. The historic and well preserved church, shops and houses add to a lovely picture when one enters the valley and approaches the town. Barrydale is an agricultural town and the surrounding farms produce wine as well as fruit for export and for the nearby cannery at Ashton.
The town offers many attractions to visitors. Hikers have a number of routes to choose from. The Barrydale Heritage Garden is a micro cosmos of the succulent floral wealth of the winter rainfall area of the Little Karoo. The Barrydale Cellar produces export quality dry wines and brandy from the grapes of the surrounding vineyards. 'Warmwaterberg Spa' is a hot water mineral spring resort that offers a variety of self catering as well as camping facilities.
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.
Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .
This is a circular 5 day scheduled tour departing from Cape Town. Route 62 journeys through the valleys and mountain passes of the Klein Karoo. On the Garden Route you’ll focus on Knysna You return to Cape Town via the Cape South Coast. Mountain scenery, wildlife, ocean and more.
Highlights: Oudtshoorn , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Mossel Bay , The Garden Route Game Lodge , The Bartolomeu Dias Museum , Swellendam , Hermanus , Cape Agulhas .
Route 62 connects Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and is an exciting alternative to the National Road (N2). The R62 offers the traveler a constantly changing landscape with vineyards and fruit orchards, interspersed with dry arid areas, always surrounded by mountain ranges of different kind and shape.
Today tourists from across South Africa and the world flock to Oudtshoorn. The two main attractions are, ostrich show farms and the Cango Caves. Both of these feature among South Africa's top 20 tourist attractions. The town's geographical location is perfect for tourists as it lies virtually on the border of the Garden Route.