• Reopening after a radical redo in Feb 2022.
    Reopening after a radical redo in Feb 2022.

    But standby for a mid December reopening of the bar

  • Kicking off 'the Arts of' program 18-20 March 2022
    Kicking off 'the Arts of' program 18-20 March 2022

    With The Art of the Memoir hosted by a celebrated writing team

  • Reopening after a radical redo in February 2022
    Reopening after a radical redo in February 2022

    Grand Budapest Hotel meets Fawlty Towers - not long now and we'll all be back up in the rafters above the ballroom for movies in the Bialanti Bioscope - but with a bar.

  • Reopening February 2022
    Reopening February 2022

    We're moving things around - this becomes the library.

  • Reopening February 2022
    Reopening February 2022

    We're making some radical structural improvements and we've put the sword to the Dickensian kitchen.

  •  Reopening Feb 2022 - room bookings now open
    Reopening Feb 2022 - room bookings now open

    There's redecorating going on. Each bedroom will have its own artistic inspiration and theme.

  • 'Pre drinks' December 2021
    'Pre drinks' December 2021

    Although the rest of the hotel only opens in Feb, Clarence cant wait for that so the bar will be open mid December (with an awesome bar menu).

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.

We are currently closed for an exciting transformation under the creative direction of new owners Rick and Sue Melvill. Our bar will be reopening in December 2021 with the rest of the hotel in Feb 2021.

Latest News

Writing Workshop: Art of the Memoir - 18 to 20 March 2022

We're excited to have tied up with the highly successful South African and UK based writing course leaders All about Writing and author Jo-Anne Richards for the first of our 'Art of...' workshops.

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'Anais Ninn wrote the brief for the bar

It's an Art hotel. But is it an Art bar ? The thoughts of Anais Ninn the famous mid 19th century writer and author of an outrageously erotic personal diary that shocked society gave us some direction

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How we found the Karoo Art Hotel, Barrydale

How a chance visit during an offroad motorbike trip lead to a life changing purchase made on a whim

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