Barrydale Things to Do

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    The heart of Barrydale

    by mvtouring Written Apr 16, 2009

    You might not believe me but the heart of Barrydale seems to be in this dam. I was totally amazed at how the water receding was forming the shape of a heart. There must be lots of love, joy and peace here, look at the water, they tell their own story.

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    The heart of Barrydale

    by mvtouring Written Apr 16, 2009

    You might not believe me but the heart of Barrydale seems to be in this dam. I was totally amazed at how the water receding was forming the shape of a heart. There must be lots of love, joy and peace here, look at the water, they tell their own story.

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    Route 62

    by nora_south_africa Written May 3, 2008

    from Barrydale there are lots of things to do along Route 62
    I will include a route 62 webpage, but you must visit Ronnie's sex shop(bar)
    Warmwaterberg spa is basic accom at not so expensive prices and accom was clean.
    buy dried fruit and Biltong
    PLease make sure the road to calitsdorp is open before doing this route.
    Route 62 is the tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa, that goes between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, offering the shorter, scenic alternative to the N2 highway.
    the good option is to go to Port Elizabeth by Route 62 and to go from Port Elizabeth to cape Town via the highway N2

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    Warmwater berg spa

    by nora_south_africa Written May 3, 2008

    This is a hot mineral spring, surrounded by five Klein Karoo mountain ranges,
    Warmwaterberg Spa offers a wide variety of self catering accommodation, caravan sites and camping.Please note facility is historical but BASIC !
    Private Roman baths are situated in the Main House where you may relax and enjoy!
    Three outdoor pools,
    two hot & one cold
    (42, 37 & 25 degrees C)
    • Restaurant
    • bar
    • Bottle store featuring local wines
    • Hiking trails on the property
    • Horse rides, pony rides and carriage rides
    on premises
    • Caravan park- not much shade-bring with all that you need in line of foodstuff and drinks.
    • Camping site for tents-not much shade
    • Conference facilities
    One of the accom has a private bath in with the hot mineral water.
    Please note all tap water here is hot, for the cold pool they cool down the water, take bottle water or buy.

    I include pic and travelogue, please check it.

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    Ronnies sex shop(pub)

    by nora_south_africa Written Apr 6, 2008

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    This pub just outside Barrydale was once a shop that Ronnie owned. It was called Ronnies shop. It closed down . One day Ronnies friends decided to play a trick on Ronnie and they painted the word "SEX" in between the words 'Ronnie' and 'shop'. As one drives along the R62, one cannot help but notice the phrase that is written in bright red. Due to the interest shown in the derelict building with the words 'Ronnies Sex Shop' written on it, Ronnie turned it into a pub. 'Ronnies Sex Shop' has since been booming with business -

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    Cape Crow Centre for Rehabilitation Of Wildlife

    by mvtouring Written Oct 15, 2007

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    This wildlife rehabilitation centre was started when Matthew, a tiny orphaned baby baboon, was brought to The Manger. A multitude of other orphaned, injured, traumatized or abandoned wild animals and birds have since arrived. Many have been released and some, like the baboons who are part of the Joshua Baboon Rehabilitation Project will be released in the future.

    Our motto is:
    “replace euthanasia with rehabilitation”
    “preserve our biodiversity for our children of the future”
    “may we all live together in peace and harmony, with mutual respect for each other”

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    Visit the peace monument

    by mvtouring Written Oct 15, 2007

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    Peace pagoda

    The South African Peace Pagoda
    At sunrise on 7th December 2000 an eminent 90-year-old Burmese monk Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, consecrated the South African Peace Pagoda – gift he had long wanted to bestow on Africa, thus completing his dream and mission to promote peace and harmony in every continent of the world.
    Peter and Nola had been approached to provide space for the Peace Pagoda at The Manger, and the building of this seven-meter tall gold structure, crowned with a spherical crystal and copper umbrella, was achieved in three weeks by Sayadaw and three Burmese Monks, a team of twenty Canadians and several local people.
    The Manger is privileged to host the Labyrinth and South African Peace Pagoda, the Labyrinth helping create inner peace and harmony, and the Pagoda creating external Universal peace and harmony.

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    Walking the labyrinth

    by mvtouring Written Oct 15, 2007

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    Barrydale labyrinth

    In 1998 Peter and Nola Frazer, owners of a farm called The Manger in Lemoenshoek (15km from Barrydale, towards Ladismith on the R62), followed an inspiration to build an outdoor Labyrinth.
    They chose to replicate the eleven-circuit Labyrinth embedded in the floor of Charters Cathedral (12th Century, France). The farm offers a stunning view of the Langeberg Mountains and the Labyrinth is surrounded by a beautiful garden, home to an interesting variety of plants.
    A Labyrinth is a meditational tool that dates back to the Northern European Bronze Age. Its layout is unicursal, having one well-defined path that leads to the centre and back out again by the same path. Through its specific construction, using ancient geometry, it offers stable space to quieten and clear the mind and walkers use it in their search for healing and heightened self-awareness.
    It is necessary to make an appointment to walk the Labyrinth as it attracts pilgrims from everywhere. There is no charge for this, however, donations are welcomed and go towards upkeep and helping with the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife at The Manager.

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    Affie plaas

    by mvtouring Written Oct 15, 2007

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    Affie plaas is a "deli" where you can buy some extremely interesting things like curried qual eggs etc.

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    Fighting Aids

    by mvtouring Written Oct 15, 2007

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    fight agains Aids

    This village has really taken fighting Aids to another level. All of the dustbins in town has some message relating to the Aids fight painted on it.

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    Magpie

    by mvtouring Written Oct 15, 2007

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    Magpie is a recycle shop where they recycle anything that can be recycled and then sell it back to the public

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    Have a peep into the gardens

    by mvtouring Written Oct 15, 2007

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    Just watching the world go by
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    you are bound to find some excellent sightings and wonderfull flowers in the gardens of the villagers.

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