The Building is an original Karoo styled building dating back to 1890. It was once Van Tonders Trading Store providing provisions to the local farmers in the area. Now a comfortable rustic informal guesthouse . All 6 rooms are en-suite with private entrance opening onto a vine covered courtyard and onto large gardens. There is a large guest lounge with fireplace for the chilly winter months.
The two Queen Bedded Rooms open onto a large landscaped gardens and are very private. Each have an en-suite bathroom with shower, Seating area with coffee and tea making facilities. Guests have their own private patio. Rate quoted is per room.
Guests have access to a private lounge with fire place.
Leon is always available for a chat over a glass of wine, while Denis is happy to chat to guests about his stunning garden.
A full breakfast is available which guests can order on arrival. Altenatively guests can enjoy breakfast at any of the fine restaurants in Barrydale.The Guesthouse is situated off the noisy busy Route 62 (now in the top 10 routes around the world) and is within easy walking distance to the restaurants and other great Barrydale attractions.
Children are welcome though the rooms are not large, we can provide a matress for one young child at no extra cost,
I am a very out going person who after 25 years as a banker enjoys interacting with people. Together with my lifelong partner Denis we have owner run The Tradouw Guesthouse for the past 20years. Denis is the quieter person and has a passion for his garden and his animals. He is always willing to share his stories where you will find him in the garden or feeding his sheep and cows. I enjoy chatting to guests over a glass of wine . We have maintained a rural Karoo feeling at the guesthouse and love sharing this experience with our guests. I am passionate about classical music, opera, musicals and my favorite French sing Jacque Brel. The guesthouse has a collection of old radio grams and I still have my vinyl collection which I love to listen to and share with guests. My opera and musical video collection is large and guests are welcome to enjoy them in the lounge and in winter in front of a roaring fire.