lies enclosed in a narrow valley at the
foot of the Langeberg Mountains, existing
at a crossroad and can be approached from
three different directions. Firstly, from
the N2 through the quaint little village
of Suurbraak through the spectacular Tradouw
mountain pass or secondly, from Montagu
(R62) and thirdly, from Oudtshoorn (R62)
over the wide plateau of the Klein Karoo.
The small town of Barrydale
- established in 1880 retains its timeless
country charm and supports a diverse,
yet harmonious community of young and
old, Afrikaans and English, fruit farmers
and artists, long time residents and newcomers.
The area in which Barrydale
is situated is as characteristically diverse
as the population, being surrounded by
a number of microclimates, landscapes
and vegetation types. These range from
the Afro-montane forest and delicate fynbos
to Karoo scrub and a great variety of
is mainly a fruit producing area, exporting
deciduous fruits, ranging from peaches,
plums and pears, to apples and grapes.
Fruit harvesting starts in December with
apricots and continues until the end of
March with the last of the sun ripened
peaches. The community is mainly dependent
on agriculture, including dairy, sheep
and cattle farming.
you live by the seasons - a unique climate
being a vintner's dream. Warm sunny days
and cool nights, a combination of fertile
soil and a fresh afternoon breeze to cool
the vineyards, resulting in prize winning
Chardonnays, Ruby Cabernets and special
brandy of origin. During winter light
frosts enliven and one may be lucky enough
to wake up to snow capped mountains set
against the clear blue skies.
is the perfect destination, or stopover,
for visitors wishing to unwind and relax
far removed from the stresses and strains
of city life. For the more adventurous
there are various outdoor adventures from
hiking trails to fresh water angling.
Visit this earthly fragment of paradise,
another gateway to the Overberg.
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