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Unplugged62 Barrydale outdoor and music festival

Fri Mar 17, 18:00 - Tue Mar 21, 18:00

Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards


Barrydale Unplugged62 Festival: 18-21 March 2023 (Human Rights long weekend).

Beautiful Barrydale is presenting the Unplugged62 music and outdoor festival, from 17-21 March 2023, at Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards.

Matthew Mole, Nomadic Orchestra, Nick Turner/Jannie Hanepoot, The Zolani youth choir, Hugo Veldsman plus 3 Deephouse DJ’s will perform over the long weekend. 

Jaco Kriek (on saxophone) and Reuben Hart will perform during the day, at activities.

A Festival for the whole family, with many activities such as a lamb-spit, an high tea, a champagne brunch, a harvest table (ALL ACTIVITIES can be booked extra), food vendors, full bar etc. 

You can choose a non-camping ticket for all the music over the weekend OR a camping option (please bring your own wood, grid, electric light etc), that includes music and camping for the whole weekend OR you can buy a day pass for the Saturday, Sunday or Monday’s concert (R250-350).

The activities are extra, so choose the high tea, harvest table or spit extra and mark it as your choice, it will be added to your basket.

There are food vendors and a full bar with cocktails and local produce like Metanoia Gin, Survivor, Montagu wines etc.

NO alchohol or food to be brought in please.

Support local.

The Tradouw cycle loop for cycling, jogging and hiking will be launched OR just come and camp and swim in the dams, you need to buy the camping option then.

The Tradouw area is rich in history. The original word ‘Tradauw’ is derived from the Khoikhoi words tarras (path) and dua (women) which means 'footpath of the women'. The Khoisan women’ used to trek through the valley barefoot, child on back, trading their products on the coast at Witsand and the Breederivier. To commemorate their legacy, we cycle, run and walk through the valley appreciating the breathtaking scenery and nature, saluting them and allowing their legacy to live on.

The Tradouw, Tarras dua, cycle loop, situated in the magical Tradouw Valley allows for cyclists, runners, walkers and hikers to experience this beautiful valley in all its splendor. The trail runs parallel to the R62 (the longest wine route in the world) alongside the mighty Langeberg mountains. The trail begins in the village of Barrydale at the Karoo Art Hotel with a coffee and bagel. From there it makes its way through fruit farms and vineyards up to the Op-de-Tradouw pass where it loops back through farmlands to the village.

The trail has three distance options with breakout routes which allows riders, runners and hikers to experience different activities along the way for example a glass of classic Joubert-Tradauw Chardonnay with an Alfresco Deli tapas lunch or a gin tasting at the new distillery.

Barrydale Unplugged62 festival, Saturday - Tuesday 21st March 2023

Friday 17th March 

5-8pmKaroo Art Hotel Registration for Tarras dua loop: cyclists

6pmKaroo Art Hotel for dinner or any beautiful restaurant in Barrydale, Karoo Daisy, Mez etc.

Book your spot at [email protected] 

Saturday 18th March 

7-9amTradouw 'Tarras dua' cycle loop (for more info: [email protected]). Staggered start at the Karoo Art Hotel for all three distances - includes coffee and bagel.

3pmJoubert-Tradauw: High Tea and Chardonnay with Jaco Kriek on saxophone (R180pp, tickets on Quicket, limited tickets available).

The Acoustix (local band)

DJ Adi Fowler 2 sets

Sunday 19th March

7-9amTradouw 'Tarras dua' trail run (for more info: [email protected]). Staggered start at the Karoo Art Hotel - includes a coffee and bagel.

10h30: Joubert-Tradauw: Champagne brunch, R180pp with saxophone (tickets on Quicket, limited tickets available).

2pm: Lamb spit - R220pp; kids under 16 R100 (100 tickets available on Quicket or buy day of….

Zolani youth choir

Hugo Veldsman

Nick Turner & Jannie Hanepoot

DJ Butters


Monday 20th March

8amTradouw 'Tarras dua' hiking or jogging trail (for more info: [email protected]). Start at the Karoo Art Hotel - includes coffee and bagel.

12pm: Joubert-Tradauw Harvest Table R190pp; Kids under 16 R80 (Book on Quicket)

5pm: Joubert-Tradauw Unplugged62 concert:

Nomadic Orchestra


DJ Kali

A shuttle will be operating all weekend between Joubert-Tradauw and the Karoo Art Hotel.

Food stalls at Joubert-Tradauw will be open the whole weekend (hamburgers, pizza, curry, falafels, fish&chips, coffee, sweet treats and more).

Camping at Klipbok (drive pass Joubert-Tradauw direction Montagu for 2 km’s and turn left at the blue sign that says KLIPBOK Adventures. Drive direction Swellendam or mountain and follow the red tape to the campsite).


Unplugged62 Barrydale outdoor and music festival
Joubert-Tradauw Vineyards
Tradouw Valley, R62, Barrydale, 6750
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