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Karoo Art Hotel


| 4 Very Good 16 reviews
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About Karoo Art Hotel

 Sleeps 60
Type: Hotel
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

A stay at this funky Karoo Art Hotel is an experience that can’t be missed. Just off the magnificently scenic Route 62, only 2.5 hours from Cape Town.

En route between Cape Town and the Garden Route/Cango Caves, you’ll find the Karoo Art Hotel nestled in the sun drenched valley of the Langeberg Mountains.

Even in winter the day time temperature is moderate. We have a lovely huge swimming pool on site for those hot summer days. Barrydale offers the visitor much to see and explore aside from the beautiful walks in the area you can browse the picturesque village of Barrydale.

Take a drive though the scenic Tradauw Pass which is very close by, unwind in the hot springs, a 20 minute drive from the hotel or just relax in front of the open fires and enjoy fine wines, ports and bubbly in our character-filled bar. We have an extensive wine list, which includes the best local wines, in our fully stocked bar.

Single malt whiskeys and cognacs are also available for the connoisseur. Our executive chef and his culinary team have an extensive a la carte menu containing excellent regional Karoo and other South African dishes. Our restaurant has been awarded the Klein Karoo Gourmand Restaurant Award, acknowledging it to be one of the best restaurants in the Klein Karoo region.

The hotel has 15 rooms and it’s easy enough to book the whole hotel and fill it exclusively with your friends for a special occasion or just a good party. We have a variety of catering options available and can tailor-make a weekend to suit your occasion, for example weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and conferences.

We have piano, CD players, DVD and even a turntable with a great selection of vinyl records in the bar. Guests are also invited to bring their own vinyls and play DJ themselves. The bar has a small stage which can be used for live music and other performances.

We also have the lovely historic Belanti Theatre, the old town cinema which is a spacious hall with a big stage - ideal for bigger functions and weddings. We have just opened a 40 seater private cinema for the entertainment of our guests.

Our rates include a hearty Karoo breakfast and we offer greatly reduced prices when you book the whole hotel for one night or more. We also offer free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel for resident guests.

This eclectic hotel is a mix of old and new and has something to offer for everyone.


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  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Massage
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Special offers

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Spa: We have a small massage room at the hotel. We are happy to book one of the private masseurs in town to render massage services for our guests at the hotel.

Golf: Swellendam's par 72 golf course is nestled at the foot of the magnificent Langeberg mountains, with views overlooking the town, surrounding farms and the Hermitage Valley. Only a 47km drive from Barrydale.

Wedding Venues: Say “I do” in the Klein Karoo! Leave the stressful wedding planning and event preparations to us. The impressive mountain range and diverse landscape, will make your wedding photos breathtakingly beautiful.

Family friendly: Klein Karoo Entertainment for Junior Guests There are a host of activities available for our Junior guests such as table tennis, trampoline, board games, colouring in, movies are available daily.

Romantic: Fireplaces, electric blankets and best port wines in winter!

Important Information

The reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of proof of payment of the full accommodation fee
For ’group’ and ’whole hotel’ reservations a 50% accommodation deposit is required to secure the booking. The balance is payable one month prior to arrival.
No STO rates on whole hotel special rates.
Whole hotel special rates do not apply during 13 December to 8 January as well as Easter Weekends.
Whole hotel special rates is only extended to groups that dine in the hotel.
All reservations, amendments and cancellations need to be in writing
Rates are subject to change without prior notice
Group dinners (set menu for groups of 10 and more) need to be settled 14 days prior to date of arrival (this includes a 10% gratuity for 8 guests or more)

Rates & Availability

Guest Reviews

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marie jansen
July 2019
I had stayed at the Karoo Art Hotel previously when it was the Barrydale Hotel. The service remains excellent. I appreciate that I had a room upgrade. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. One suggestion though. I find it strange that there is disabled parking outside the hotel, but no ramp. The set of stairs there should be converted to a ramp.
barrie jones
March 2019
We enjoyed the bright quirky decor and friendly staff. Food was excellent. We did not enjoy the narrow stairs.
beverley buys-wheeler, south africa
October 2016
Unfortunately we were allocated the room right above the bar and across the road from a noisy bar without any prior warning at the time of the booking or when we checked in. This was rather disappointing. This room needs to be changed to a linen room or store room. The room is also charged at the normal rate.
gavin soll, south africa
April 2016
We had a delightful stay at the Karoo Art Hotel. A very pleasant stay with great friends supported by great accommodation, great service & great food. We will certainly be back in the near future for another treat!
kathy crickmay, south africa
December 2015
Most special place - not to be missed!

Karoo Art Hotel location

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Karoo Art Hotel is 0.1km from the centre of Barrydale , the nearest airport 185km (George Airport).
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