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Karusa Vineyards

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Address: Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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Karusa is a family operated and managed wine and fruit farm.The word...

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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excellent cheese and wine

We stop for lunch and try the wines , my choice cheese plate . Excellent cheese , i am french lady and we love wine and cheese . The red wine is to soft for french people but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 February 2016
Sophie N
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stop for lunch and try the wines , my choice cheese plate . Excellent cheese , i am french lady and we love wine and cheese . The red wine is to soft for french people but the white wine excellente , Food 10 service 10 expresso 10 recommandation yes

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jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Sophie Well if our wines impress the French than we are certainly very very happy! Thank you for visiting us and your positive feedback, Kind Regards Jacques More 

St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Had wine in local hotel and was not disappointed. All the wines in the small tasting we had were great. Especially the Southern Slope Sauvignon and the Chenin/ Sauvignon blend. Oh! And the Viognier!! In fact they were all great. I want to order some crates?!!

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jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Andrew Thanks for your positive review on our wines, we pride ourselves on our focus on affordable, quality driven wines- and it seems to have paid off! U may mail me directly to see if we could arange something for you (info@karusa.co.za) Kind Regards Jacques More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful vineyard, gorgeous surroundings, very tasty wines...a truly WonDerFul Experience!! The Litchi Bomb is amazing...bought a box to take home!! (Question: Where can I buy this wine in Gauteng, on the West Rand)? The tasting's setting is great - and we were lucky enough to get a table under one of the Willow Trees. Karusa also brews craft beers -... More 

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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Situated 12 kms out of Oudtshoorn Karusa Vineyards are to be found behind the Church in Shoemanshoek Valley. The tasting setting is great and we were lucky as we arrived early to get a table under the Willow Trees. We had a couple of wine taster flights covering most of the wine range with a great cheese platter which served... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

You have to try the platter. It was so much fun and so delicious especially on a hot day when you don't feel like eating much. The big lawn area kept the kids busy and when it got to hot the friendly waitress offered them a coloring pack for a small amount. Their house grape juice is also a must... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop for one more wine tasting before we take the long road back home and we loved it! We had a cheese plate with a sweet tasting of muscadel and other sweet wines along with good company. A lovely way to end a honeymoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Come and taste good wines and craft beer in an environment that let you feel relaxed. It is so quite and there is nice places under the big trees to sit and enjoy. The craft beer can be recommended!!!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Stunning setting for lunch below the trees. My favourite the Karusa Platter with a Fire and Spice Craft beer. Food and surrounding very good. Just a pity no kiddies menu.

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jacques c, Manager at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi-thank you so much for your visit and enjoying our venue- we are glad that u enjoyed our Platter and craft beer, unfortunately since our menu is already so plain we do not have a separate kiddies menu. Most kids though enjoy our tramazinnis and/or ciabatta breads-try one when you visit us again- thanks again for your positive review. Regards... More 

George, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I am so impressed with Karusa! Been wanting to go visit for a few years and finally made it there and was so impressed. I have visited a lot of cellars and tasting room in my life, but this was one of the best. In stead of standing around and waiting for busy staff to assist with the tasting, you... More 

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jacques c, Manager at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this review

Hallo Roselle With great reviews like yours it makes us positive and excited. Thank you for visiting and we are so glad that u enjoyed our humble winery and restaurant...we would love to have u back again- thanks! Regards Jacques Conradie Winemaker/Partner Karusa More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful vineyard, cosy setup, very tasty wines and cheese, lovely outdoor seating arrangement under the trees right next to the vine Perfect place to stop by and relax. Try the amazing sherry!!

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jacques c, Manager at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this review

Hallo Peter Thank you so much for your great review. Yes we pride ourselves in our products and service and am glad that u enjoyed your visist. Have a blessed 2016! Regards Jacques Conradie More 

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