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Karusa Vineyards

Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 8717
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It’s awesome - a must when in Oudtshoorn

This place is amazing! The setting is out of this world and the wine tastings are excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matthew W
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lunch at Karusa

A must visit when in Oudtshoorn The Champagne is worldclass!! Kids enjoyed th pizza Wife enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carel H
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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Karusa is a family operated and managed wine and fruit farm.The word “Karusa” is a Khoi San word meaning: Land with little water, a scarce resource in the semi arid plateau of the Klein Karoo.Karusa is situated at the foothill of the majestic Swartberg in the tranquil and scenic Cango Valley settlement of Schoemanshoek. The farm is en route to the world famous Cango Caves. It is situated 12km north of Oudtshoorn which is also the capital of the Klein Karoo region, and ostrich capital of the world.Karusa is the first and only Premium Private winery in Oudtshoorn.Directions to Karusa: Follow the R328 north (The Cango Route) from Oudtshoorn for 12km to Schoemanshoek. Turn left into Schoemanshoek and drive left around the back of the Church, the entrance to Karusa is ~200m on your right.
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“wine tasting” (45 reviews)
“craft beer” (11 reviews)
“cheese plate” (14 reviews)
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Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 8717
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! The setting is out of this world and the wine tastings are excellent value We had a delicious lunch sat on the grass by the little lake and enjoyed tasting 5 wines for 35rand !!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit when in Oudtshoorn The Champagne is worldclass!! Kids enjoyed th pizza Wife enjoyed the salads!

1  Thank Carel H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect spot for beer and wine tasting. The longneck blonde was ice cold and perfect in the oudtshoorn heat. We shared a karusa platter which is a great combination with beer... ostrich carpaccio included...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the winery at 3:10pm and the hours of operation says 14:30. We ordered a wine tasting but wanted something to eat. We were told the kitchen closed at 3pm, so we asked if they had anything available like cheese and crackers that...More

Thank Dean922
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jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hallo Dean I have a suspicion that you have your facts wrong. If you visited on Monday the 12th then the kitchen was certainly not closed-it closes at 15:30 on weekdays and 14:00 on Saturdays.We will also confirm this today on our CCTV system. Our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Beer and Ostrich wrap were enjoyable! On first thoughts I'd rated Karusa 4 star's! Then thinking about the many wineries I've visited in WC i think 3 is a fair rating. Nothing wrong with the service, it just lacked that winery ambience. However, still...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for lunch after visiting the caves, the food was fresh and delicious. The pizza is big enough for 2 people to share and so yummy. Loved the fresh salad and also a very generous helping. The chicken wraps were also wonderful. A...More

1  Thank 770carol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for wine, craft beer tasting and a light lunch. The scenery was beautiful especially with the huge willow tree offering it's shade. However I was disappointed with the wine tasting. I am a bit of a wine novice so enjoy the wines being...More

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jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you review. If you see the review just before yours- you will see the great time the people had enjoying our wine tasting- and the way we do it here. We receive in excess of thousands of visitors to our establishment every...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karusa winery is just a few minutes from Buffelsdrift Game Lodge. This visit was chosen as one of the daytime activities from our package at Buffelsdrift. The wine tasting is great value. 5 glasses of white, red, or a mixed range with tasting notes. Karusa...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by accident on way back from Can caves. It's an independent winery and also makes Craft beer. Lunch menu is delightful and tasty. They also do a sample wine tasting... 5 wines for R35... Not to be missed...

1  Thank Louise D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a wine tasting- loved how we could choose our "package " and how it was presented as we could taste at our own leisurely pace. Ordered a cheese platter with it, very enjoyable.

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