Just over 250kms from Cape Town along the popular R62 wine route, is the vibrant little village of Barrydale. Property for sale here affords home owners the opportunity to reside near the fertile Tradouw Valley with easy access to the Overberg region to the south and by contrast, the stark Klein Karoo to the north. Farms for sale in this region in the Eastern Cape offer a peaceful way of life against the backdrop of the Warmwaterberg and Langeberg mountains. If you’re looking for property in Barrydale, we’re here to help you start your search. 

Barrydale property appeals to a broad community from all walks of life, many of whom emanate from the earlier settlers. Retirees seek to live out their love for the great outdoors, young couples enjoy raising children away from cities while artists and craftsmen enjoy business opportunities on this tourist route. Homes range from restored cottagey “nagmaal huisies” to modern Karoo style dwellings and Pam Golding Properties offers a variety of homes and vacant land for sale to suit all lifestyle requirements. Homes are generally well maintained with beautiful gardens (often including fruit trees and grape vines with lei water dams and irrigation). Vineyards, sheep, cattle, horses, ducks and chickens are an integral part of the rural atmosphere of the village.

Situated amidst two mountain ranges, sunny days prevail most of the year and snow-capped mountains are a common site in winter. Barrydale is also known to present spectacular light spectrums and offer incredible hiking opportunities for those with a penchant for outdoor exploration (and rainbows!). The perennial Huis River runs through the village, uniquely dividing Renosterbos and Fynbos which adds an interesting visual element to the already varied landscape. 

“Today it is the centre of a prosperous farming district on a popular tourism route where you can enjoy real country hospitality. The Tradouw Guesthouse, one of many in Barrydale, has been listed under Trip Advisors 2015 Travellers Choice Awards, proving that Barrydale’s peace is bound to restore your spirits and keep you coming back time and again”.

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Explore Barrydale

Recreation and culture

Recreation and culture

Popular with locals and visitors alike is the array of restaurants and delis and along with the various arts and crafts shops, the Barrydale Karoo Hotel regularly arranges local artist to perform in the historical Belanti Theatre. Pop in to the Mud Art Gallery or visit the natural hot water springs at the “Warmwaterberg Spa Resort” that has been in the Le Grange family for 119 years.



There are several nature reserves in the vicinity of Barrydale such as Sanbona which boasts the Big 5. This area is also home to a range of wildlife including leopard, klipspringer, grysbok, baboons, mongoose, grey reebok, genet, porcupine and a large variety of birdlife. The area is blessed with natural springs and villagers are able to collect spring water in the spectacular Tradouw Pass.

The Barrydale Winery

The Barrydale Winery

The Barrydale Winery, which was established during the Second World War, is the proud birthplace of the international award winning Joseph Barry Brandy. 



15kms along Ladismith Road is The Magic Mountains Farm; a sanctuary for injured wildlife, home to a beautiful permaculture garden and a 11-circuit Medieval labyrinth. Just before the turn off to Warmwaterberg, is “Ronnies Sex Shop”; a little pub on the R62 in the middle of nowhere and a very popular tourist landmark.

Living in Barrydale

Areas near to Barrydale

George, Great Brak River, Heidelberg, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Riversdale, Sedgefield, Still Bay, Wilderness, Witsand,


Barrydale is home to a primary and secondary government school while residents also have the option of boarding schools in Swellendam and Montagu. A bus ensures easy lifts to and from school for pupils every Monday and Friday.


Pop in to the local doctor’s rooms at the local government clinic and if you’re in need of more specialised treatment or medical care, take a short drive to Swellendam where you’ll find a choice of pharmacies, dentists and doctors to see to the whole family’s needs.


The local supermarket is the ideal spot to get daily fresh produce, baked goods and a selection of meats from the butchery. Some farmers in the area sell their local goods, affording residents pick of the crop when it comes to regional veggies and fruits such as peaches, apricots, plums and grapes. For any lifestyle, building or hardware needs, there’s the Cape Agri store while shops in Swellendam are a short drive away. 

Travel and Tourism

Barrydale is on the R62, a popular route for both national and international tourists, motorcyclists and cyclists. Being a popular tourist destination, Barrydale is also home to many guesthouse establishments which range from self- catering to luxury farm accommodation, further enhancing the experience and make-up of this unique and quaint village.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius