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Klein Karoo Wine Route

Spread out across the Klein Karoo with its uniquely South African cuisine, warm welcome and unspoilt landscapes, this diverse wine route stretches along the R62 from Montagu westwards through the towns of Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn, to De Rust and Herold in the east.

Various microclimates enable Klein Karoo winemakers to produce a wide variety of quality wines that include crisp whites and appealing reds, potstill brandies, and the ever-popular Muscadel and Cape Port.

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Experience

More than just the home of an excellent range of wines, the Klein Karoo Wine Route offers visitors unique cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of its people, and the mystique of its landscape.

This wine route offers a variety of outdoor activities, including spelunking, camping, mountain-biking, hiking and walking trails, as well as a number of road and trail races.

The Klein Karoo Wine Route on the popular Route62, has so many little villages and must-visit spots, that visitors are sure to need a few days to explore the area. This long wine route offers B&Bs, guesthouses, hotels and self-catering accommodation on farms. Expect a wide variety that will suit every taste and pocket.

Wineries

The Klein Karoo Wine Route in the southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions. It is the easternmost wine-producing region, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Outeniqua in the east.

Various micro-climates enable Klein Karoo winemakers to produce a wide variety of quality wines, including dry wines, fortified wines and pot-stilled brandies. World-class port-style wine and South Africa’s champion Muscadel are specialties among the fortified wines produced here, along with a host of outstanding red and white wines, which vary from full-bodied Shiraz to lighter styles. 

Things To Do

Oudtshoorn is synonymous with the history of ostrich farming in South Africa, and there are many farms where visitors can see these birds up close. One of the most interesting natural attractions is the Cango Caves, that lie in the foothills of the Swartberg about 30km outside Oudtshoorn, and it should not be missed.

  • Local food and wine: al fresco deli at Joubert-Tradauw, Barrydale Pizzeria, De Krans Deli & Bistro or Doornkraal Farm Stall
  • Cango Caves
  • Spelunking
  • Ostrich farm visit
  • Star gazing
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • 4x4 routes
  • Mountain biking
  • Morning walk with the meerkats

Events

The highlight of the events calendar would have to be the annual National Klein Karoo Arts Festival held in Oudtshoorn during April and the Winter Festival in Calitzdorp during June.

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