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Address: R62, Barrydale, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 28 572 1153

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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In the middle of "nowhere" - a nice pitstop - beers were ice cold, food whilst we did not eat looked more than adequate and facilities clean. Been there got the t-shirt would be a... read more

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Beans H
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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183 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

In the middle of "nowhere" - a nice pitstop - beers were ice cold, food whilst we did not eat looked more than adequate and facilities clean. Been there got the t-shirt would be a good summary.

Thank Beans H
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I read the reviews on trip advisor and some were negative. I don't understand why? You have to take Ronnie's for what it is. It's not the Hilton but an interesting place to stop and have a quick toasted sandwich and a beer or a delicious milkshake. Ronnie wasnt there so we were disappointed but it's a place where everyone... More 

Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard a lot about Ronnie's Sex Shop. Don't expect much in terms of entertainment. Rest Rooms were clean and tidy. Just stop to say "been there, done that"

1 Thank karinupstairs
Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing special about this place really at all. The decor of 'Ronnie's Sex Shop', which is essentially just a bar, is reminiscent of an old English perverts living room in London in the 1970's. With filthy carpet, furniture which has been marinated in cigarette smoke for decades and peeling wallpaper, it is not somewhere that you particularly want... More 

1 Thank Carolyn H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off on our way to Groenfontein- what an amazing place and well worth a visit. Ronnie is so amusing with his numerous stories.

Thank Lizaloub36
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431 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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

Thank SteMar247
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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!

Thank eleneb2017
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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

Thank MartinFletcher74
Cape Town, South Africa
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 

1 Thank Cleopatra030
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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188 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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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