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Klein Karoo Wine Route

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.

The Klein Karoo is situated between spectacular mountain ranges, and its vines are mostly grown on high slopes and in the fertile alluvial soil along riverbanks. The climate is generally drier than that of the other wine regions, resulting in healthy vineyards that are grown organically.

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.

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Experience

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.

Wineries

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 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. 

Axe Hill Winery
Barrydale Cellar 
Boplaas Family Vineyards
Calitzdorp Wine Cellar
De Krans Wine Cellar
Domein Doornkraal 
Du’SwaRoo Wine & Olive Farm
Excelsior Vlakteplaas
Grundheim Wines
Herold Wines
Hillock Wines
Joubert –Tradauw Private Cellar
Karusa Vineyards & Wines
LadiSmith Cellar
Montagu Winery
Peter Bayly Wines
Star Hills Wines
Withoek Cellar

Restaurants

Accommodation and regional cuisine are offered at various wineries and at the Friends of the Klein Karoo, those establishments in the region who are ambassadors for their local wine cellars. 

Accommodation

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.

Wellness

Visitors are also very appreciative of the atmosphere they find here, which is regarded as rural tranquillity at its best. Visitors find that they can relax and be inspired.

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.

Top Things To See And Do

  • 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

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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