Karoo Art Hotel  Verified Listing

Karoo Barrydale Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
Based on 37 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 11 Jan. 2013

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Rooms & Prices

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Breakfast included
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Shared lounge/TV area
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Conference Facility
Internet access
Dining Area
24hr Camera Surveillance
24hr Security
Safety Deposit Box
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Room service
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

Karoo Art Hotel is a funky, relaxed and welcoming country hotel situated in the Klein Karoo on the scenic Route 62. The 15 rooms are all completely individual in character, some with beautiful views overlooking the village. There are 3 different room categories: Klein Karoo Rooms, Groot Karoo Rooms and the spacious Garden Suite.

Whenever you find that a particular weekend or other period is blocked, this does not necessarily mean that no accommodation is available. Accommodation might still be available through specific enquiries at the hotel. Please send us an e-mail with your specific accommodation requirements in such instances.

In Room Facilities:

Whichever room you choose you get that extra quality that counts: top quality mattresses, soft percale linen, piping hot showers. With the exception of the Garden Suite, all rooms are located on the first floor, some with views from balconies overlooking the village or garden. Other in-room facilities: In-room bathrooms with shower and bath or shower only, fans for summertime, gas heaters and electric blankets for wintertime, hair dryers, filter coffee and tea-making facilities, telephone, Wi-Fi in every room

Area Information:

Karoo Art Hotel is an ideal home-base from which the to explore the magnificent Klein Karoo! Barrydale is within easy reach of the Warmwaterberg hot water springs, Barrydale Cellar (famous for its world class pot still brandies) and the well known lunch stop Ronnie’s Sex Shop.
While Barrydale the ideal overnight stop on the way to Oudtshoorn and the famous Swartberg Pass, or the fertile charms of Wilderness and the Garden Route, Barrydale is most certainly a destination in its own right. It is home to international and local escapees and artists, eager to trade in urban neuroses for the intimacy and charm of village life. The village is surrounded by soaring mountain views and big blue skies.

Property Facilities:

We have secure parking for all our guests at the top of a beautiful terraced garden with water features. Around our crystal clear pool we have umbrellas and tables and chairs where our guests can lounge in the sun.

The restaurant serves excellent typical South African cuisine and authentic Karoo dishes, all designed with a twist. Together with our comprehensive top-notch wine list, you are promised an excellent Klein Karoo food & wine experience.

Guests love sharing a drink at our bar where we regularly arrange live music events. The lounge with fireplace invites to a glass of Klein Karoo port during winter months.


The area is famous for its hotwater springs: Warmwaterberg is a mere 20kms away and worth every km. In Barrydale there is our cellar that makes THE WORLDS NO 1 POTSTILL BRANDY. There are a number of hikes to go on. The town is filled with artists, wine makers and a host of other very interesting people you are bound to meet around every corner.


Extra Info

Property Type Guest House, Hotel
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Super Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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17 February 2020

Vey quiet, beautiful town to stay in. Karoo art hotel was an interesting fun place to stay

Superb. 5 out of 5
Annieta Russell
23 February 2019

Love this place breakfast was very good and the staff were extremely friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kevin Baker
22 February 2019

Lovely romantic venue.

Superb. 5 out of 5
08 February 2019

Kyle and the team at the Karoo Art Hotel are 1,000% exceptional. Everything is awesome here, it’s a heritage building with character and class, the staff are professional and there’s a good vibe which only makes you want to stay longer. The food is super delicious and the vegetarian options are better than what you get in city restaurants. It’s hard to find such a well run gem in small town South Africa but this hotel sets the standard high for fantastic Karoo hospitality. I recommend the Groot Karoo rooms and Fridays is movie night at their own old school bioscope! Love love love this spot :)

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dylan Mills
05 February 2019

What a place, enjoy time with friends and loved ones at the local bistro.
Bring all your friend and family you cant pass the Karoo Art Hotel without stopping 😁😱

Superb. 5 out of 5
Yaseen Hanware
03 February 2019

The manager was absolutely amazing.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
CJ van der Kolff
02 February 2019

Good friendly service.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
31 January 2019

Lovely stay, food great, very clean, can’t fault them on anything. Decor, friendly staff, location, comfy beds.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Irna Louw
26 January 2019

Great service and food...beautiful mountain view from stoep.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Cilla Maud
08 January 2019

Quaint quirky colourful friendly & fun.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
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Barrydale Reviews

Jaco Smuts
27 November 2019

A great place with a nice old school feel you don't get much anymore, Diesel and Cream and Blue Cow are 2 must stops for all! 👌

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jurie Wessels
17 July 2019

Beautiful town with an eclectic, diverse population.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Stephan Kruger
10 April 2019

Beautiful little town, close enough to Cape Town for a weekend getaway. Lots of quaint little shops and restaurants to keep you busy, but also allows you to just relax and recharge.
Very popular stop on Route 62, you won’t be disappointed!
Diesel and Creme always worth a visit and the local brewery is also a great spot. The Tradouws pass itself is amazingly beautiful and worth a visit for a picnic and a swim.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lynette Best
25 September 2018

Diesel and Crème Vintage Restaurant, the vibe and the droëwors!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Llewellyn Kohler
12 August 2018


Okay. 3 out of 5
Fiona Simpson
01 August 2018

We enjoyed exploring the beautiful town admiring the houses and amazing walls.
Then had a drink at the Karoo Art Hotel which is absolutely amazing with very friendly staff who are so proud of the hotel. We will be back for another visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5