Experience Barrydale

Barrydale is on the Route 62, known as the longest wine route in the world and recommended by the BBC as the best road trip in the world!

Situated in the Western Cape on the border between the Overberg and the Klein Karoo, Barrydale lies at the foot of the Langeberg Mountain and the beautiful Tradouw Pass.

Farmers moved to Barrydale because of the fertile land and available water, after the Tradouw Pass was opened in 1873. To this day, there is an abundance of vineyards and orchards in the valley. A winery and distillery were built, and the town kept on growing.


Surrounded by mountains, Barrydale with its country charm has various coffee shops, restaurants, and quaint little shops to visit.  “Things to do” in the area include hiking, mountain biking, wine, beer and brandy tasting, nature reserve, wildlife reserve, Tradouw Pass, warm water springs, handweavers, ceramics, etc.

It is centrally situated and a perfect place to use as a “base camp” when visiting other towns like Swellendam, Montagu, Robertson, Heidelberg, Suurbraak, Ladismith and Calitzdorp.