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An Escape on South Africa's Western Cape

Dook A bird's eye view of the lush Tradouw Valley.

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Barrydale—100 miles east of Cape Town—is becoming a South African Santa Fe, with galleries, wineries, boutique hotels, and hiking trails, set amid the Western Cape's vast Klein Karoo. For a luxe safari setting, spend a night at the new Sanbona Wildlife Reserve on the outskirts of town. It has the only free-roaming pride of white lions in the world. Read the article

Destinations: Barrydale

Inspired by: South African Cape Escape — by Douglas Rogers, Published Sep. 2006

Hotels (3)

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    Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

    Cape 62 is a 200-mile scenic drive that starts in Cape Town and heads west to Little Karoo; it also serves as the entry to the 134,000-acre Sanbona

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    Barrydale Hotel

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    Tradouw Guesthouse

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    Ronnies Sex Shop

    This cult bar and roadside burger joint is owned by farmer Ronnie Price.

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    Clarke of the Karoo

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    Bistro Blues

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    Jam Tarts

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    Mud Gallery

    The gallery features local contemporary work.

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    Joubert-Tradauw Private Wine Cellar

    To sample the region's best Cabernets and Merlots, drive seven miles west to Tradouw Valley's vineyards.

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  • Driving The Karoo, South Africa's Living Desert

    South Africa, Cape Town, Western Cape, Graaf-Reinet, Barrydale

    Driving through South Africa’s arid and once forbidding Karoo region, one discovers a landscape now filled with artist pioneers, revitalized Afrikaner towns, and vibrant vineyard oases. The Groot,

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