• Jo-Anne Richards and Jo-Anne Hitchens running the Art of the Memoir workshops at the Karoo Art Hotel Barrydale
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Karoo Art Wins Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2024

Posted on Wed May 8, 2024.

Karoo Art Hotel Recognised as a Traveller-Favourite Hotel

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Embrace Autumn's Splendor: Stay three nights and only pay for two

Posted on Mon April 8, 2024.

Autumn is the perhaps the best time to explore the natural and historic beauty of Barrydale and as most of our guests will confess - two days are simply not long enough to enjoy everything this quaint town has to offer.

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Reflections on 'owning the hotel'. Jacques and Tara show the way re the Art of a Barrydale wedding

Posted on Sat March 23, 2024.

It was our first proper wedding since taking over this fine establishment, but the wait was definitely worthwhile. Jacques Du Plessis from Mr Cat & the Jackal and Tara Bakkes, creative at Jumpin' the Gun, hosted the most incredible wedding with the liveliest crowd ever. They definitely owned the space.

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The night Beezy Bailey blew in

We have the luck of hosting a celebrated avant garde artist out of the blue - correction, out of the dead of night. And Angel the hotel cat gets herself immortalised on the hotel 'quote of the day' sandwich board.

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The Barrydale Cycle Loop

Posted by Rick on Fri March 22, 2024.

A chilled ride through 6 glorious farms with many an out

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Make a date for the hotel's program of workshop and event highlights ahead for 2024

Posted by Rick on Sun March 10, 2024.

The Conductors of the Karoo Art was a new idea for 2024. The concept ? To hand the hotel over to a leading creative or else event for a weekend of very specific focus. It started with a bang with a Cathy Milner art weekend and that was followed by an extraordinary program put together by writer Rian Malan, photographer Guy Tillim, Dance instructor Hannah Loewenthal and film maker Lloyd Ross. More to follow.

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