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 Sleeps 2
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
 Minimum stay: 2 Days

Skaapwagtersrus is situated on the popular R62 on Al Bustan farm, four and a half kilometers from the town of Barrydale heading towards Montagu, in the Little Karoo. Perched on a hill, it is easily accessible by car and overlooks our olive groves and the neighbouring farm.

According to the locals this cottage originally served as accommodation for sheep and goat herders, dating back to roughly 100 years. The cottage is restored in such a way that it retains its former character, with facilities that are simple yet functional.

There is no electricity, so lighting is provided the old-fashioned way with gas, candles and paraffin lamps. Braai facilities and firewood are available for purchase at the main house. Pets are welcome, as long as they are well-trained.

The view of Barrydale, the sweeping scenery of the Tradouw valley, and the majestic Langeberg Mountains fill you with a sense of wonder. There is an abundance of bird-and plant life for those outdoor enthusiasts and lovely walks around the farm.

More About Skaapwagtersrus


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

R520 per night with a minimum stay of two nights.

Rates & Availability

Guest Reviews

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anneke brandt
October 2019
Truly a stay that was food for the soul! The cottage was equipped with everything that would be needed. Loved everything about it. From the initial booking, Wayne was very contactable and on arrival very welcoming. Close enough to Barrydale for a wander around if you can drag yourself away from the total peacefulness the setting of the cottage provided. Bonus...Wayne's olives! We highly recommend... Read more
barry de villiers
October 2019
I stayed in the cottage for 4 nights, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Quiet and peaceful, the perfect place to get away from it all. But very close to Barrydale, if you need entertainment or supplies. The cottage has a rustic charm, with no electricity. The inquisitive lizards on the stoep are entertaining to watch... and the geckos at night are welcome guests. If I can make one suggest... Read more
malte scherner
May 2019
Spend three nights in this lovely cottage and Wayne made us feel right at home from the first minute. The cottage has been restored with love for the detail: there is nothing you have to bring along except for food and drink. Close to Barrydale and Swellendam, both worth a visit. Will come and stay at Skaapwagtersrus again!
jenny burger
April 2019
The antiquity of the little cottage (Aga stove) the surroundings so tranquil clear and fresh. Utmost helpfulness from farm owner to make sure we are comfortable then the best gift ever - rain after almost 2yrs just completed it.
monja nortje
January 2019
All you need is there. Beautiful private place perfect for a wedding anniversary. And great food in Barrydale at Country Pumpkin.

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Skaapwagtersrus is 6.3km from the centre of Barrydale , the nearest airport 191.2km (George Airport).
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