The quaint village of Barrydale, situated on Route 62 within the Overberg region, is regarded as one of the most renowned stopovers en route to Oudtshoorn both for local and international travellers all year round.
Janet Brewer, owner of several eateries in the area, such as the Karoo Saloon R62 Rock Roadhouse, Klassikaroo, Barrydale’s Brasserie, and Klassikoffie, has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, both locally and internationally. This dynamic lady brings vision and enthusiasm to the town with a number of new ideas for future events and improvements.
The Karoo Saloon on the famous Route 62 between Montagu and Barrydale, located only 15km from Barrydale, offers tourists comfortable en-suite accommodation as well as a campsite for those who wish to stay overnight and enjoy the splendour of evenings under Karoo skies, listening to live music, enjoying drinks at the vibrant rock bar or indulging in dishes such as Kudu or Springbok Pot Pies, Bobotie, Lasagne, Prego Rolls, Pizzas, and Ribs at the Restaurant.
At the Klassikaroo, Barrydale’s Brasserie, located in the beautifully restored Mud Centre, guests can choose to dine alfresco, in the cosy courtyard or dine inside the Gallery, where some of Barrydale’s best artists exhibit. The menu includes steaks, grills, curries and daily specials accompanied by local wines.
If you are just passing through and have no time for a stop-over, Klassikoffie is the right place to provide you with the required takeaway coffee, pie, sandwich, and even a breakfast – not to mention a light lunch, accompanied with their home-made sourdough bread.
“We enjoy challenges,” Janet says, “The prospect of meeting all these wonderful travellers, both local and foreign sharing many interesting stories, makes us look forward to the future.”
For more information on the Karoo Saloon R62 Rock Roadhouse contact 072 250 9055 visit www.karoosaloon.com
For reservations at the Klassikaroo, Barrydale’s Brasserie contact 028 572 1017