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Karusa Vineyards

Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 8717
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Relaxing

We only stopped for a drink. The setting was lovely and service very good We had the local ginger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Netty1313
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Unexpected highlight

A beautiful spot for a relaxed lunch and wine-tasting. We had already enjoyed their 5th Element... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hampshire_Gardener
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United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“wine tasting” (39 reviews)
“cheese platter” (11 reviews)
“craft beer” (8 reviews)
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Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 8717
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stopped for a drink. The setting was lovely and service very good We had the local ginger beer - for and spice’ which was just what was needed on a hot day People were having a wine tasting lunch and the food that...More

Thank Netty1313
jacques c, Manager at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much- great to hear this...enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful spot for a relaxed lunch and wine-tasting. We had already enjoyed their 5th Element Syrah Viognier with dinner the previous evening, and the selected wine flight allowed us to taste contrasting styles while eating a light lunch. Sitting under a sun umbrella, looking...More

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

Always fantastic to hear such positive reviews- we are glad you enjoyed your time at our establishment!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful setting on a wine estate with luscious lawns and a place for children to play. One can be seated either indoors or outdoors, we choose the outdoors. The restaurant serves the most delectable platters and the pizzas are also wonderful. Their wines are available...More

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

This type of review on our business makes us proud and happy to serve great full customers like yourself- thank you so much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting Cango Caves , we were literally starving so we saw the sign on the street for the winery and said why not .... I can only say it was more than worth to try it. We chose tapas with wine pairing which happened...More

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

Fantastic! Thank you and enjoy the rest of your trip.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great pizza (among other options), decent craft beer, quaffable wines, a nice lawn sloping down to a dam for the kids to run off their energy on. What more could one want for a chilled lunch?

Thank PaulWilliams1973
jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping at our establishment and glad you enjoyed your luncheon!

Reviewed 2 October 2017

After a morning doing kid-based activities we decided we deserved some wine tasting! We were a little dubious about what the wine would be like, but it was lovely, and we had such a great experience there. The wine tasting is relaxed with a flight...More

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

Can we say more than this? Thank you so much- its a great feeling to receive such positive reviews, thank you!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The perfect lunch, with well priced everything! An extensive list of wines available for tasting, with 6 tasters in a flight. Beautiful scenery, and a kiddy play area towards the back, to separate tranquility and chaos. The ostrich dishes are really good, and the cheese...More

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay...when you are in the area..send me a mail beforehand and we can make a plan with a look into our winery! Thank you.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Karusa has a lovely setting, with an awesome wine tasting and great craft beer! Serene and relaxing.

Thank Laura v
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop for a light lunch. The menu offers a selection of tapas style platters, all freshly prepared. The wine produced by this estate is of great quality and very well priced.

Thank Rudolph M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited Karusa on our recent trip to the Western Cape. We all did a tasting. The wines were very nice, especially Muscadel. We did not eat there, but small plates were available.

Thank KareyK
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