This town is on Route 62 and is the gateway to the Overberg and the Klein Karoo. Three different vegetation types grow within a 30-km radius of the town – lush forests in the east, arid Karoo in the north and fruit farms in the west. Needless to say, hikers make frequent use of the many hiking trails to discover the delights of the region.


Brandy: Taste the excellent brandy and wines of the Barrydale Cooperative Wine Cellars.

Tradouw Fruit Packers: During the fruit season tours can be organised to view the activities in the packing sheds.

Wine: There are several wine cellars in the area. They offer lunches, wine-tasting and cellar tours.

Entertainment And Shopping

Ronnies Sex Shop: This name is definitely an eye-catcher! Ronnie (the owner of the shop) first intended to open up a fruit and farm stall, but when his friends added the word ‘sex’ to the sign in front of the shop, he changed his mind and opened up a pub. The pub also offers braai facilities, E-mail facilities and is definitely a lot of fun.

Tradouw Pass: The pass links the town with the Garden Route and Swellendam. A trip down the pass offers beautiful views of the rock formations and winter waterfalls of the area. The region around the pass is home to many species of birds that live among the beautiful fynbos plants.

Warmwaterberg Spa: The spa is well known for its medicinal waters which are said to have healing powers.

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