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Karusa Vineyards

Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 44 272 8717
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A hidden gem

We visited en route to Swartbergpas. Did wine tasting and loved the cheese platters. Some of the... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
HanlieDurbanville
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Durbanville
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Great spot for lunch

Friendly staff, good food, craft beer, great wine and beautiful surrounds. A must visit. Expansive... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Mike S
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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“wine tasting” (36 reviews)
“cheese plate” (12 reviews)
“craft beer” (7 reviews)
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Shoemanshoek Valley, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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+27 44 272 8717
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We visited en route to Swartbergpas. Did wine tasting and loved the cheese platters. Some of the the wines are amazing. We stocked up nicely ☺

1  Thank HanlieDurbanville
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, good food, craft beer, great wine and beautiful surrounds. A must visit. Expansive green lawns and a jungle gym to keep the kids occupied. Try some of the ostrich delicacies.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This wine estate has so much potential but the discourteous staff and lack of friendly atmosphere sucks the pleasure right out of the experience. But if you don’t mind being serviced with little enthusiasm and a questionable degree of welcoming, this is the place for...More

Thank Tanya N
jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hallo Tanya I'm so sorry about your bad experience at our exceptional venue. We receive 20k+ visitors a year with extremely positive feedback. Typical of these bad reviews, like yours, its easy to bad mouth on social media etc- why did you not mention anything...More

Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

My friends and I came from camel riding & decided to stop by. Lunch and Wine sounded like a great idea, and we are so so glad we stopped! The food was great, so fresh and tasty! Definitely a must go to place! :)

Thank meagsvanrens
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Recommended for a lovely lunch - so long as someone else is driving! Luckily we were able to walk here from the Altes Landhaus. We each had a 5 wine taster selection, which comes with tasting notes, and they were all so nice we each...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We only had lunch at this winery, set in a lovely location and surprisingly quiet. It was a bit surreal sitting in this lovely spot on our own, supping their very nice craft ales whilst polishing off some great cheese and meat! I can't comment...More

Thank HHH666Y
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This was recommended by our hosts in the guesthouse (88 Baron von Reede) and it was really worth the drive out of town: we were looking out on the vineyard and the garden and enjoyed our lunch (cheese plate I think it was...) We then...More

2  Thank Asagapo
jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thank you for making time to visit us-we are glad you enjoyed our humble operation. Regards Jacques

Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Very unexpected pleasant surprise stumbling on this restaurant. Loved the platter with a selection of our own choice of wines to taste. Wines are well worth the money. The atmosphere and surroundings add to the experience. Well done to Karusa.

Thank Ben J
jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Hallo Ben, always great to read positive reviews- thank you for enjoying our wines and lunch restaurant, hope to see you..tell your friends(!) Regards Jacques

Reviewed 22 February 2016

Great wines to taste and friendly staff, so good we even bought couple bottles to take back. Would recommend for a visit

Thank Graeme Cochrane
jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thanks Graeme, enjoy those wines! Regards Jacques

Reviewed 22 February 2016

My wife and I visited Karusa vineyards as part of a wine tasting tour. The circumstances under which we found ourselves there were somewhat unusual in that our tasting session there had been arranged by a third party. When we arrived, it became clear that...More

Thank Ben M
jacques c, Owner at Karusa Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Hallo Ben I'm so glad everything turned out fine...(sorry for the miscommunication issue) but it seemed as if u thoroughly enjoyed your visit. I will certainly foward your review to our staff for their positive attitude, Regards Jacques

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