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Karusa Vineyards

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Address: Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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+27 44 272 8717
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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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Most memorable breakfast

Perhaps it's just how nature turns, but the day we left Oudtshoorn we went to Karuza early to see if they have something for breakfast and then do a tasting after that. It turned... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps it's just how nature turns, but the day we left Oudtshoorn we went to Karuza early to see if they have something for breakfast and then do a tasting after that. It turned out to be one of the best breakfast experiences we've ever had. Amazing cold plate with meats &a cheese and with warm bread. My partner had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after the Cango Caves for lunch and wine tasting. No idea what to expect but what a welcoming sight on a hot day - tables with shade set on a green lawn running down to a small reservoir. We chose a light lunch - chicken salad and ploughmans - the quality was the best on our trip... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard about this place from family and made a point of visiting. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed the wines and had the pizza to eat, all were good. The service was good and prompt as well. There is no rush here and you can enjoy the lovely shady seating on the green lawns overlooking a small dam. I would... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to over 30 of SA's craft breweries and 200 wine estates and this is honestly the worst of both. Come for the scenery, definitely not the drinks or the service.

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

Dear Jared How unfortunate that you had such a bad experience at our great establishment - then airing an opinion publicly but not having the decency of complaining when you were here. I think you might have had a bad day- looking at your previous reviews of other establishments it seems your a very hard to please. Please have a... More 

Westgate on Sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across Karusa after a visit to the Cango caves. Lunch consisted of wine tasting (5 glasses presented with tasting notes) and a cheese platter for two (great quality). Others were going for the pizza ( some local knowledge I think 😉) The staff were very engaging but if you simply want to kick back and enjoy some quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A little gem of a place hidden away! For the travelers in the vicinity, be sure to go make a stop at this place!

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the wine estate for lunch and tasting today. We were not sure what to expect. I can definitely say that our expectations were by far exceeded. The location os beautiful, the vineyards to the right...mountains around us..a pond in front with a massive lawn...great for couples with kids...the tastings were lovely...it came with information sheets that were great....our... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We have been to several wineries and this was one of the best yet. The service was awesome and all the wines were great. The selections (both wine and foods) will satisfy all that come here. The seating area overlooks a pond and yard. There is a cute gift shop also.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Casual visit for wine tasting found some excellent wines in relaxed surroundings. We regretted having already lunched as the tapas on neighbouring tables looked excellent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely spot to stop before we checked in at our accomodation. Great food, amazing sparkling grape juice. A must for anyone.

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