Travel Blogs from Barrydale
... to coincide with the best time to view the African Wildlife, especially in the National Parks of Chobe, Etosha and the Okavanga Delta, plus of course the Victoria Falls.
Due the expense of this part of the trip, I will be camping and have encouraged my father to dabble in a spot of glamping himself. Camping has changed a lot since his days and its been quite an effort to get everything ready. We have amassed a large tent (so he can stand up), ...
I decided to take Route 62 to Cape Town and stay over at the "Warmwaterberg Spa" on a friend's recommendation. I have not slept in a caravan in 20 years. It is not expensive either and the spa water is around 40 Deg C. I stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop just down the road. Really just a bar with a reputation, judging by the lingerie stapled to the ceiling. The scenery between Barrydale and Robertson is really pretty and a must ...
Swellendam is the fourth oldest town in the Republic of South Africa. When the Dutch East India Company established a replenishment station at the Cape in 1652, trade continued inland as far as Swellendam. In 1743 Swellendam was declared a magisterial district, the fourth oldest in South Africa. This outlying settlement soon became ...
... a couple of kms down a gravelly road towards the entrance gate before I gave the dashboard a long hard look, and I started to have misgivings about the position of the fuel gauge needle. I hadn't considered how big the park is, nor that we'd have to drive around it all in second gear due to the state of the dirt roads. So I had to do a U-turn and drive back into town to fill up. The result was that we didn't get into,the park proper until about 11am, when the animals ...
Barrydale is a rural South African town settled in the hills of the wine region, which has become a hangout for retired artists from the country. It has a special significance for Marina and John, and hence was a wonderful place to visit, see, and meet the people Marina and John have come to call friends. Their tie to this area goes back to last fall, when they came to see the area and again this past December, when ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking