Barrydale is one of those small towns along Route62 one must take time for once on the track of the world’s longest wine route between Tulbagh and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. During January and February it can be extreme hot (>40 degrees Celcius or >104 F) but chilling offroad at the local Waterfront at the Blue Cow is refreshing. Also off the beaten track is the art deco Karoo Hotel with opposite MagPie where local rubbish is recycled to chandeliers (Michelle and Barak Obama have some in their private chambers in the White House). Just take a turn into the village and walk and enjoy. And yes; the Tradouw Wine Cellar of the Joubert family is not to be missed either.

The picture of the postcard was made last October and as Barrydale is along the longest wine route it seemed suitable for me to add an Alessi bottle-cap.


  • newsferret

    And you forgot to mention Ronnie’s Sex Shop – best hamburgers in the Klein Karoo one can enjoy there.

    • Green Cathedral of South Africa

      That’s fairly far out of the village centre and since Klipdrift is sponsoring it the charm of the beginning 12/13 yrs ago has become history. Next time when you’re in Stanford try the Hamburgers of Evergrine farmstall and you forget those you mentioned. Promise!!!

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