Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Witsand (56.8 km from Barrydale)
Witsand Beach is one of the best-kept secrets of the Overberg. Lying at the mouth of the Breede River, it offers excellent prospects for boating and walking.
During winter and spring, Witsand is one of the best places on the South African coastline to for whale watching. Facilities include ample parking, benches with views and a restaurant. ...
Montagu (66.8 km from Barrydale)
If you're visiting Montagu pop into the dried fruit and nut shop. Here you can stock up on all sorts of tasty nibbles. It all started in 1991 when a small fruit drying operation started in Montagu, the heart of thedried fruit "pantry" of South Africa. Since then they have grown to becomeone of the largest exporters in the Little Karoo. Everyday...
Swellendam (32.9 km from Barrydale)
Diagonally opposite the 1838 Cape Dutch-style Oefeningshuis is the 'Moederkerk' – Swellendam's Dutch Reformed Church. Built in 1910, this giant wedding cake of a building displays a wonderfully eclectic fusion of architectural styles.
Cape Dutch gables, Gothic windows, Renaissance entrances, and a Baroque spire combine into an attractive...
Swellendam (34.5 km from Barrydale)
The circular Swellendam Hiking Trail traverses the Langeberg Mountains, starting at the forestry station 3 km outside the town of Swellendam. The route offers incredible views, passing through mountain fynbos, rugged gorges and past impressive crags. Only fit and seasoned hikers should tackle the 6-day route. Shorter options are...
Montagu (66.8 km from Barrydale)
The Montagu Golf Club course is a 9-hole country course situated in the picturesque town of Montagu at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains.The well-maintained course is surrounded by typical Klein Karoo vegetation with scenic views of the adjacent farming activities. With fabulous weather all year round, you're assured of an enjoyable Klein Karoo...
Game Reserve in Bontebok National Park (28.6 km from Barrydale)
The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks lacks nothing in beauty. As part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, it’s one of the country’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you’ll always see something in flower.Bontebok National Park plays a significant role in biodiversity conservation. Along with protecting endangered birds and plant species so rare...
Game Reserve in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (11.8 km from Barrydale)
Excellent bird watching, gorgeous indigenous Knysna forest and mountain fynbos characterize this CapeNature reserve in the Langeberg. The 250-hectare forest is situated 22 km northwest of Heidelberg and is considered the best and largest woodland in the southwestern Cape. The Bushbuck and Grysbok Hiking Trails and a short mountain bike trail...
Game Reserve in Boosmansbos Wilderness Area (14.5 km from Barrydale)
Deep in the Langeberg Mountains and partner to Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is the hiking paradise of Boosmansbos Wilderness. As part of the Cape Floral Region, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fragrant mountain fynbos and indigenous kloof forest characterize the lovely landscape. Some incredibly rare species of Ericas can be found in...
Boosmansbos Wilderness Area (17.7 km from Barrydale)
Boosmansbos Wilderness Area in the Langeberg Mountains offers 64 km of unmarked walking paths. Hikers have the freedom to decide on their own route. The two-day hike up Loerklip and down Saagkuilkloof is the most popular. This 27 km circular route is not clearly marked and graded demanding, so it is essential to carry an accurate map. Advance...
Galleries and Museums
Swellendam (32.4 km from Barrydale)
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery specializes in original art by prominent South African artists.
The owner, Grady Zeeman, is well known for her emotional and humanitarian paintings and has participated in numerous exhibitions in USA, UK, Italy, France and China. Art is shipped worldwide.
Swellendam (33.3 km from Barrydale)
Practice your swing and tee off on De Kloof's golf driving range and putting green. De Kloof Luxury Hotel and Estate provides its own private short golf driving range and putting green for guests. The facility, clubs and balls are supplied at no extra cost.
Swellendam (34.6 km from Barrydale)
9 hole, par 72 at the foot of the Langeberg mountains with views of farms and the Hermitage Valley.
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (49.2 km from Barrydale)
The 10 km Bushbuck Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve rambles through the pristine mountain fynbos and prime indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees. Underneath the canopy are an abundance of ferns, and numerous birds flit abut the treetops. Depending on weather conditions, the trail may be closed at certain times...
Anysberg Nature Reserve (49.2 km from Barrydale)
The two-day horse trail in Anysberg Nature Reserve offers an amazing adventure in a vast wilderness. One of the reserve’s rangers will show you the basics of tacking up your horse before setting out. Along the way guides point out interesting rock art, Karoo vegetation and wildlife. Klipspringer and gemsbok can often be seen. Evenings are spent...
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (49.6 km from Barrydale)
The 15 km Grysbok Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve takes hikers on an exploration of the pretty mountain fynbos and forest fringes of the Langeberg Mountains. The reserve offers varied birding opportunities. Grysbok and bushbuck can be seen in the fynbos and indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees.