Located in Barrydale, 22 miles from Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, Over Karoo Inn has accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and barbecue facilities. The property is around 28 miles from Drostdy Museum, 28 miles from Star Nation Art Studio and 29 miles from Swellendam Golf Course. Each room is equipped with a balcony with mountain views and free WiFi.

At the guesthouse, the rooms are equipped with a patio with a garden view. All rooms include an electric tea pot and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, while selected rooms also offer a kitchenette equipped with a fridge. At Over Karoo Inn rooms contain bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Barrydale, like hiking and cycling.

NG Church Swellendam is 28 miles from Over Karoo Inn.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Over Karoo Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 6, 2018

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, I see you have air conditioning. Are you on a generator or solar for load shedding or will the a/c and power be off then?
    Good day, thank you for the enquiry. Unfortunately, the aircon will be off during load shedding. Regards Janine
    Answered on 27 January 2023
  • Hello. Do you have secure and/or covered parking? Thanks
    Good morning, yes we have safe, off the street parking. Regards Janine
    Answered on 11 September 2021
  • Hi there, I would like to stay over but need to know are the two single beds in it’s own little room?
    Good day The queen size and single beds are in one big room, the two areas are separated by a 1.5 m wall. Regards Janine
    Answered on 16 August 2021
  • Hi is there a TV in the room ?
    No, unfortunately no TV in the rooms.
    Answered on 24 August 2021
  • Good morning, Your accommodation looks great, but we simply must have 4 single beds - 4 elderly ladies traveling together and we don't do double beds! Is there any way you can accommodate us? Dr Joan Clarke
    Good day Joan Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, our double beds can not be split into single beds. I am not sure if you want to use the bigger room for two ladies and then one lady in each of the other rooms? Regards Janine
    Answered on 5 October 2021

Hosted by Schalk

Host Review Score

Welcome to Over Karoo Inn. May you enjoy the peace and quiet, breathing fresh mountain air, being woken up by birdsong and roosters instead of an alarm clock. Take a break from your devices and instead listen to the birds chirping in the garden and enjoy the mountain views. You get the chance to enjoy the space, peace and freedom from stressful everyday life. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or sip on a glass of wine while enjoying your break on your private patio. Rooms have been decorated with hand-painted wood and carefully selected pieces of furniture found in and around the Overberg and the Karoo.
Our friendly host Schalk enjoys meeting new guests and welcoming them in Barrydale. He will ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Barrydale is a quirky village with plenty of arty vibey people right on the border between the Klein Karoo and the Overberg. It's a place to slow down for a moment in time, forget about news and TV and enjoy the fresh mountain air. A variety of restaurants and shops are available within walking distance in a safe and secure environment.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Area info *
Amenities of Over Karoo Inn
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/Performance
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Key access
  • Electric blankets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Over Karoo Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Dear visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

Please inform Over Karoo Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.