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Live On a Boat for a Day (or two) With Living The Breede Houseboats
04 Apr 2022
If you love fishing, then Living The Breede is the ideal place for you to book your next holiday. Here you can book a boathouse in Malgas, go wherever the fish is, and catch as much as you're allowed. It gets even better because you don’t go home at the end of the day. Instead, you stay on the boat overnight and relax with good company and a braai.The Living The Breede Houseboat Experience There are two identical boats available. Each boat has two bedrooms with double beds and sleeps four people in total. The accommodation is self-catering coming with a kitchenette that has a stove, oven, and fridge. There are also braai facilities on the boat and a ladder that leads to a spacious roof deck. Fishermen have carp, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and Whitefish to chase after. For non-fishermen, there is bird watching, with an array of species in the area.More Accommodation And Things To Do At Living The Breede Living the Breede runs an entire resort, and there are also houses and cottages to book. There are also lots of other water activities such as Kayaking, Stand-up paddleboarding (SPB) Tube Floats, Mountain Biking, and water skiing. WATCH: A Summary of the Experience that’ll Have You Booking Today Booking A Boat House… or Other Accommodation Prices vary from season to season, but you can keep an eye on the Living The Breede booking page for more info.For the boat houses your minimum booking length is two days but if you have the time off you can do the boat booking for as long as 30-days. Contact: Living The Breede Tel: 067 162 9081 Email: email@example.com Website We aim to showcase the amazing accommodation, restaurants, and events in Swellendam and surrounding areas. If you think we’ve missed something, or want your own establishment featured, drop us a line on our Facebook Page.
Put Your 4x4 To The Test At Klipbok 4WD Trail Near Barrydale
02 Apr 2022
Like to 4x4? Own a 4x4? Then Klipbok 4x4 trails in the Langeberg Mountains near Barrydale are the perfect place to put your skills and your vehicle to the test. You can also camp out at the spot and, of course, Barrydale and all of its small-town charm is just a short drive away.
Ronnie’s Sex Shop Just Won’t Die, And Everyone Is Glad For That
01 Apr 2022
2020 was a bad year for the tourism industry. People couldn’t go anywhere and hence places reliant on tourism weren’t getting any visitors. The famous Ronnie's Sex Shop was one of the hardest hit by this. By June 2020, just three months after the lockdown was announced, the establishment was on its knees and crowdfunding money to keep its doors open with a Backabuddy campaign.But it survived that struggle and with normality slowly returning, it is beginning to find its form again. This is the form that made it a must-stop venue for anyone going to or coming from Barrydale along Route 62. The Background To Ronnie’s Sex Shop It was initially meant to be named Ronnie’s Shop, a fruit stall on Route 62 serving travellers using the route. But that changed when his friends suggested he open a pub instead. This suggestion though, only came after these friends added the word Sex between Ronnie’s and Shop.The Vibe And Menu at Ronnie’s Sex Shop There’s nothing fancy about Ronnie’s Sex Shop. It’s a simple roadhouse where passers-by can come for a quick bite and beer before going on their way. But that’s not how the people who pass through feel when they encounter the place.Those who visit speak of an unforgettable experience, others speak of their visit like it’s a noddy badge. It is a photo moment for many. As if the long trip was made more worthwhile because they stopped at the "Sex Shop." .Maybe this is because there is so much freedom there. Patrons can write a message on the walls (if they can find space). Likewise, many have left their T-shirt (or underwear) hanging from the roof beams as a mark of their visit. It is an establishment without pretence, and its patrons don't have to pretend either. Surprisingly, despite its profile and reputation, according to Ronnie, some people still visit the shop thinking it’s an actual sex shop. Yet he also says that he is yet to see any of them leave disappointed.Getting There And Operating Times Ronnie’s Sex Shop is situated on Route 62 in Kannaland, just outside Barrydale. It operates all day and some of the night every day, opening at 10 am and closing at 9 pm.Contact: Ronnies Sex Shop Tel: 028 572 1153 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website We aim to showcase the amazing accommodation, restaurants, and events in Swellendam and surrounding areas. If you think we’ve missed something, or want your own establishment featured, drop us a line on our Facebook Page.
The Hops Gravel Grind Has Two Days, Two Formats, And Two Goals… Finish And Have A Jol
28 Mar 2022
The Hops Gravel Grinder is happening on 14 and 15 May 2022. There is an MTB and gravel race, plus, at the end of each stage, you get a beer to celebrate. Riders should also brace themselves for the 118 race on Sunday and if you’re fast enough, you can win some prize money.
Hey Coffee Lovers! Barrydale Loves Coffee too, And Mojoe Coffee Is Why
28 Mar 2022
Barrydale may be a small town but the coffee is still great. The best coffee shops in the town get their beans from Mojoe Coffee Roasters, and you can get yours there too. PLUS, you can visit the establishment the next time you’re in Barrydale to witness, and even learn their unique roasting method.
Buy A Souvenir or a New Lounge Suite from Barrydale's Donkey Shed
24 Mar 2022
On the popular Route 62, between the hiking trails, 4x4 routes and fishing spots is a vintage shop that does more than vintage items. The Donkey Shed is a store where you’ll find anything from a nifty souvenir to say you were there, to a previously loved couch and even a toaster that still works. The Donkey Shed Backstory Donkey Shed was initially a restaurant in Barrydale. Already under strain due to poor tourism numbers, the COVID lockdown effectively killed the restaurant. But a new Donkey Shed was born from that tragedy.This was after owner Sarah Fitzgerald held a closing down sale of all the restaurant equipment. She discovered that she was good at selling things, and started a vintage second-hand store.Souvenirs, Vintage Furniture, And Masterpieces At The Donkey Shed When you visit this establishment you get a store that stocks pre-loved clothing, vintage furniture, and even jams and preserves. Some of the items you’ll find there include rustic cupboards, vintage couches, and porch furniture. Alternatively, you’ll also find kitchen appliances like toasters and coffee machines, crockery, and even something as old as a hand-operated sewing machine.Where Do The Items Come From According to Fitzgerald, the Donkey Shed gets all of its stock from Barrydale residents. But it’s not donated like a charity, instead, it’s sold on consignment, on behalf of the owner, with Fitzgerald taking a commission.This second-hand model is where the former restaurant finds its true success. There is also a small gift shop section, where local arts, crafts, pottery, and handmade soaps can be found. It's perfect for tourists looking for a souvenir of their Barrydale stay. It also collaborates with local businesses. Like in February 2022 when it hosted a clearance sale on behalf of the Karoo Art Hotel. The volume was too much for the Shed, so instead, they hosted the sale at the Belanti Theatre. Finding The Donkey Shed The Donkey Shed is situated at 12 Tennant Street in Barrydale. It operated from 10 am to 3 pm Thursday to Monday, and is close on Tuesday and Wednesday.While it’s difficult to give prices Fitzgerald says that the items in the store can cost anything from R5 to R12,000.Contact: The Donkey Shed Tel: 083 680 2411 Email: email@example.com WebsiteYou May Also LikeNeed to do some shopping before going to your Swellendam accommodation? Hit the SwellenMark Mall for everything you need.We aim to showcase the amazing accommodation, restaurants, and events in Swellendam and surrounding areas. If you think we’ve missed something, or want your own establishment featured, drop us a line on our Facebook Page.
At Kleindoorn Guest House You Discover What it Means to be in the Middle of Nowhere
22 Mar 2022
No TV, but a plethora of other things to do including hiking, mountain biking, and birdwatching. Kleindoorn Guest House is a little piece of nowhere where you can escape the hustle. Plus pay less when you book for five or more people, and toddlers up to three-years-old stay for free.
Cast Your Fishing Line then Braai While You Wait for Bites at Die Stroom
18 Mar 2022
Catch a fish in one of Swellendam’s most popular fishing spots while picnicking right on the banks of the Breede River. Carp, barbel, and bass are all available to catch, plus there is a measuring and weighing station so you can instantly brag about your catch on Social media.
To escape the city life, visit Swellendam, for everything else there’s SwellenMark Shopping Mall
16 Mar 2022
Nothing rejuvenates a city slicker quite like going on holiday to a small town, where life is simple and the air is fresh. This is why Swellendam is the perfect getaway destination. But when you’re there, it’s comforting to know you can get your shopping done as you would back home. The SwellenMark Shopping Mall, on Voortrek Road, makes that possible. SwellenMark Shopping Mall: Clothing, groceries, and pets Like most shopping malls, SwellenMark tries to have every service you need under one roof. These include big-name clothing stores like Foschini, Mr. Price, and Exact.Additionally, if you need to stock up on over-the-counter meds, there’s a Clicks in the building. Furthermore, for snacks and treats, you can visit the Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts store.Checkers is in the mall too, so your grocery shopping is a done deal. Also, if you brought a pet and are staying at the Lantern Self Catering Cottages, there's an Absolute Pets for all your fur baby's needs.SwellenMark Shopping Mall: Lunch is sorted Shopping is a hungry business. Although you're not shopping all day for a pantry full of supplies, you can still sit down for a bit to eat.Your options aren’t many, but they most certainly are diverse. There is a KFC if fried chicken is what you’re craving. Alternatively, there is a Wimpy if the kids insist on burgers.On the other hand, if the kids want burgers and you want fish and chips, then right next door to KFC is Fish & Chips Basket. Don’t let the name fool you though. While calamari, snoek, and chips are available, there’s also has a selection of burgers… with beef, chicken, or seafood options.Operating hours Generally, the mall operates from 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday. On Saturday it opens and closes earlier, running from 8 am to 2 pm. Sundays and public holidays it’s open from 9 am to 1 pm.Checkers is the only store that operates at different times. Their Monday to Thursday times are 8 am to 7 pm. Fridays are 8 am to 8 pm, while Sundays and public holidays are 9 am to 3 pm.Contacts: SwellenMark Shopping Mall Tel: 082 389 0002 Email: Feedback form on site WebsiteYou May Also LikeLeaving Barrydale? You can't go home without visiting the vintage store called the Donkey Shed.We aim to showcase the amazing accommodation, restaurants, and events in Swellendam and surrounding areas. If you think we’ve missed something, or want your own establishment featured, drop us a line on our Facebook Page.
Live it up at the stylish and classy Barrydale Karoo Lodge
15 Mar 2022
Barrydale may be a small town, but it has amazing accommodation like the Barrydale Karoo Lodge. With all your creature comforts sorted and a bar and restaurant on the grounds, you’ll be enjoying yourself before you explore Barrydale’s other activities.
Gin, bobotie and a DIY burger plus lots more at Republic of Swellendam Restaurant
14 Mar 2022
Swellendam has a rebellious history, and the restaurants known as the Republic of Swellendam is ingrained in it. So it does everything its own way, with South African staples that have a rebellious twist. There's also a Gin crafted by "local republicans" and an in-house Chilli oil that will spice up your life. Sometimes rebellion is a good thing.
Start Your Saturday in Swellendam With a Challenging But Fun 5km Parkrun
09 Mar 2022
Just Because You’re In Swellendam Doesn’t Mean You Can’t parkrun. The town has its own version of the social run. It sets itself apart with a mix of trails and paths, which become challenging in wet weather. There is also breathtaking scenery to take in at Swellendam parkrun.
Make your hiking experience adventurous at the Marloth Nature Reserve trails in Swellendam
07 Mar 2022
Ranging from beginner to super fit expert, the Marloth Nature Reserve in Swellendam has a hiking trail for everyone. Plus there a forest with waterfalls and dams, and if you really want to become one with nature, stay over in one of the basic huts that’ll cut you completely off from the outside world.
Italian flair meets SA gees at La Sosta Restaurant in Swellendam
04 Mar 2022
Right on the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains in Swellendam is a little piece of Italy called La Sosta Restaurant. It has a menu jam packed with unique Italian dishes, while service and hospitality are provided with a South African flavour. Plus if you're staying in Swellendam, you can book a room in the La Sosta guesthouse, which has six double rooms with all your creature comfort.
Pack Your Bags, And Bring The Cat and Dog Too, They’re All Welcome At Lantern Self Catering Cottages
03 Mar 2022
Amazing Midweek specials, pet friendly and close to an array of activities in the Swellendam area. Lantern Self Catering Cottages In Swellendam is ideal for the perfect self-catering getaway, for literally the entire family. From mountain biking to hiking and even a fairy sanctuary, there’s something for everyone.