• The Karoo Art Hotel Barrydale
  • Rolls Royce at the Karoo Art Hotel

  • The Bioscope in the beams above the ballroom

All The Arts Of The Karoo Art Hotel

There’s the ‘conventional’ art of a hotel that’s a rolling exhibition space for exciting local and regional artists. Then there are all the other arts of a creatively driven Karoo country hotel.

The hotel is now open after a major renovation and redecoration. In the words of owners Rick & Sue Melvill "one never really owns places like these, you're really just the the custodians for another generation". Here's to a wonderful new chapter for the Karoo Art in the post Covid era 

Latest News and Events

Jo-Anne Richards and Jo-Anne Hitchens running the Art of the Memoir workshops at the Karoo Art Hotel Barrydale
ART OF THE MEMOIR 2 RUNS THIS WEEKEND !

REFLECTIONS ON THE 1ST ART OF THE MEMOIR WORKSHOP ON THE EVE OF THE NEXT ONE (THIS WEEKEND !) THE ART OF THE MEMOIR 1 WAS THE FIRST OF OUR 'ARTS OF' PROGRAM EVENTS JUST AFTER OPENING IN MARCH . WHEN A WRITERS CHECKED INTO THE HOTEL FOR A WORKSHOP LOADED WITH CRAFT, TECHNIQUE, INSPIRATION AND PARTICIPATION CONDUCTED BY AWARD WINNING WRITERS JO-ANNE RICHARDS (INNOCENCE OF ROAST CHICKEN) AND JO-ANNE HITCHENS (DEATH...

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Dobson for President

After the 'no hope' DHL Stormers improbable victory in the URC trophy coach John Dobson must have by now received a few job offers , but here's a bigger idea in terms of another possible miracle revival. Team South Africa at large; John Dobson for President.

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Radio Kalahari Orkes to play Barrydale 16 July

It takes an iconic band to celebrate the launch of an iconic event. Radio Kalahari will be rocking the Bialanti Ballroom of the Karoo Art Hotel on the night Barrydale gets a 24 hour name change from Barrydale to Harleydale

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The Art and teaching of Kathy Milner » Read More
Dana Snyman Skrywer
Die Kuns van die stories vertel

Die Karoo Art Hotel verwelkom van 10 tot 13 Augustus vir Dana Snyman, Riku Lätti en Rian Malan. Hierdie is 'n Klein Karoo wegbreek soos min.

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John Dobson: The Art of Springbok Rugby and cooking

The new concept of appointing luminaries to be the conductors of the hotel for a period kicks off with the Stormers rugby coach and assistants who take the baton on the weekend of 1/2 July for the Springbok rugby test vs Wales.

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