• The Karoo Art Hotel in Barrydale is set to host an extraordinary weekend from 5-7 July, featuring five diverse events for art enthusiasts. This unique experience will blend culinary arts, theatre, and the unifying passion of rugby.

    Event Highlights

    Join Stormers coach John Dobson and radio host John Maytham for an unforgettable weekend of artistic and cultural delights. The Karoo Art Hotel, a mere 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town, will be the vibrant setting for The Five Arts Weekend, encompassing food, sport, and theatre.


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    Friday, 5 July: The Sin Drinkers

    Kick off the weekend with John Maytham and Emma Kotze’s acclaimed performance of ‘The Sin Drinkers’ by Louis Viljoen, hosted at the Belanti. This show recently enjoyed a sold-out run at the Baxter Theatre.

    Five Arts Weekend

    Saturday, 6 July AM: Cycle Loop Opening

    Begin your Saturday with a scenic bicycle ride through Barrydale’s picturesque farms, featuring stops at Joubert Tradauw Wine Estate and Metanoia Gin Distillery.

    Photo: Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards & Cellar/Facebook

    Saturday, 6 July Midday: The Art of Steak Workshop

    Master the art of steak ageing in a workshop led by Greg Bax from the award-winning Rare Grill in Newlands, Cape Town.

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    Saturday, 6 July PM: South Africa vs Ireland Rugby Test

    Cap off your Saturday with an expert rugby panel discussion moderated by John Maytham, featuring John Dobson, Mark Keohane, and a special Stormers guest. This event will precede the highly anticipated test match between South Africa and Ireland, held at the Belanti.

    Sunday, 7 July: The Hangover Breakfast

    End the weekend with Greg Bax’s exclusive hangover breakfast masterclass, featuring a secret recipe perfected over the years.


    Stay at the Karoo Art Hotel

    Book your stay at the charming Karoo Art Hotel, formerly known as the Barrydale Karoo Hotel. This quaint country inn boasts fifteen eclectic rooms, each uniquely decorated to celebrate the creativity of the Karoo desert. The hotel features various art forms, including painting, drawing, sculpture, music, literature, and design.


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    Alternative Accommodation

    If the hotel is fully booked, the reception will provide recommendations for nearby quality accommodations.

    Booking Information

    To book your stay, call 066 189 7457 or click here.


    Tickets for each event can be purchased on Quicket. Select your events and add them to your cart.

    Price List:

    • The Sin Drinkers: R105
    • Greg Bax Steak Masterclass: R555
    • Rugby Panel Discussion: R55
    • Baxie’s Hangover Cure: R105

    Ticket Sales

    All tickets can be purchased here. Sales close on 7 July 2024.

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