The peaceful town of Barrydale is situated between the fertile Tradouw Valley on one side and the semi-arid Klein Karoo on the other.

The village was named after James Barry, an early settler in the Cape Overberg, who was not only a trader but acted as lawyer, agent and auctioneer, deputy sheriff and commandant of militia.

Its tranquility belies its many exciting offerings, with a range of outdoor activities from rock-climbing to 4x4 routes, renowned wineries and tongue-in-cheek fun at the world famous pub, Ronnie’s Sex Shop.

The Barrydale region has a long history of brandy making and Barrydale Cellar has built on this to become one of South Africa's top pot still brandy producers, competing with - and beating - international brands at an international level.

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