Stay at The Karoo Moon Cottage in Barrydale.
Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Tradouw Valley, where the scenic Tradouw pass meets Route 62, lies the little town called Barrydale. Famous for its milkshakes, handweavers, and fruit trees, it's a must-stop on your next visit to the Klein Karoo.
Adamant for some small town charm, I passed Barrydale on a recent trip through the Western Cape and simply had to share this newfound accommodation gem.
The Karoo Moon House & Cottage, owned and run by Dean Pharo and Andries Olivier consists of two units, situated on one shared property. Dean and Andries are also behind the well-known Diesel & Crème Vintage Diner. The Karoo Moon House, beautifully restored and decorated with provincial French pieces, sleeps three. Whereas the delicately decorated cottage can accommodate up to two people, either as one big group or split.
Both of the units comprise 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, a kitchenette, dining- and living area. The bathrooms include hairdryers, essential toiletries, a shower, and luxury towels, whilst the basic kitchenettes include tea- and coffee-making facilities, a microwave, fridge and toaster.
Free WiFi, braai facilities, open gardens and secure private parking spaces are available to you during your stay.
The added small details like NikNaks, microwaveable popcorn, a strategically black towel marked for make-up added such fun touches to my stay and I found it very difficult to leave the heated bed on those cold Karoo mornings.
A short walk up the hill behind the cottage leads to a stunning viewpoint overlooking the town and these dusty trails are also open to guests who enjoy hiking or cycling. The property is ideal as a base from which to explore the town itself or some of the further lying attractions along Route 62, like the famous Ronnie's Sex Shop. A milkshake at Diesel and Creme is within walking distance and you won't have to drive for longer than 5 minutes to even the furthest attraction that Barrydale has to offer.
GOOD TO KNOW
Address: 10 Hill Street, Barrydale.
Check-in for this home is between 2:00 PM and 11:00 PM and checkout is at 11:00 AM.
No smoking. No pets. No parties or events.
Safe (gated) parking is offered.