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Address: R62, Barrydale, South Africa
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+27 28 572 1153
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Locals like to tell the story of Ronnie’s Shop, which Ronnie was fixing up...

Locals like to tell the story of Ronnie’s Shop, which Ronnie was fixing up to be a farm stand. During construction Ronnie’s friends played a prank on him by painting the word "sex" on his sign. Instead of a farm stand, he left the sign as it was and opened this pub.

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A true gem in the Klein Karoo - if you are curious about the locals on Route62, be sure to stop in, have a beer and get to know Ronnie himself!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
eleneb2017
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place started as Ronnies Shop but not many people visited. Someone decided to add the word "sex" to the shop name and then lots of people decided to stop. Nowadays, people hang up their underwear and shirts to 'mark' the fact that they have visited. Sad, but true

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Thank SteMar247
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true gem in the Klein Karoo - if you are curious about the locals on Route62, be sure to stop in, have a beer and get to know Ronnie himself!

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Thank eleneb2017
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit of a novelty place this but worth a stop if you're passing just to see what all the fuss is about. Have a look in the bar area at all the items Ronnie collected over the years. There's a lot of underwear on display

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Thank MartinFletcher74
Cape Town, South Africa
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having "heard" about this attraction, we did a round about trip to take us past this attraction and approached it from the North. Having been on the road for a bit, we were really expecting to get a good meal and beverage, but the Kiosk was very badly run and lacking in most areas including service, so we unfortunately declined... More 

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Thank Cleopatra030
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For especially bikers and the "not-so-common", Ronnie's Sex Ship between Ladismith and Barrydale is a "must see"! In the middle of the semi-desert (Klein Karoo), a iconic oasis has been established with an atmosphere to macht... Talk to Ronnie (an icon himself), spot out the most outragious bar interior and have a drink while sitting outside and view desert and... More 

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Thank Horst S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tourist trap in my opinion. A shack by the road trading off a risqué name. A bar with apathetic staff, a coffee shop that provides very little table service and manned by surly staff. A coach was just leaving as we approached - a toilet stop - very fitting. I wish we had waited for another 10 minutes as... More 

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Thank Barry H
Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not an outstanding restaurant or bar for that matter, but it is fun to stop and enjoy the local folklore of how this place came to be. Its in the middle of nowhere, so its nice to be able to stop, have a drink, stretch your legs and take in the shop and the people that visit on... More 

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Thank Gerry V
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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581 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its almost counter-intuitive to set up shop in the middle of nowhere, but wow, were we glad to pull into Ronnies and have something cool to drink! With temperatures hitting the 40's, many other tourists had the same idea - it was quite a battle to get shaded seating, as the locals had packed themselves into the pub itself. They... More 

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1 Thank Jilldutoit
Tallinn, Estonia
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This place pops up in the middle of nowhere, so it's right place to have a drink. Just take a beer and look around - it's worth of these 10-15 minutes.

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Thank VAH0
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Lukewarm coffee tasting of tin at exorbitant prices. OK so it's quirky but its not that exciting. I'd drive on into Barry dale where there are lots of much nicer places.

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