Klein Karoo Wine Route

Within the Little Karoo (Klein Karoo) are a number of microclimates allowing winemakers to produce a large variety of wines

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Klein Karoo Wine Route

A little surprising, perhaps - that grapes can grow in a semi-arid area - but grow they do in this region, renowned for its extremes in soils and climate.

Where? Karoo, Western Cape

When? See individual wine estates for their opening times

Overnight? See Karoo accommodation, in Western Cape

Despite the low rainfall for the area, viticulture happens in the riverine sites, kloofs and valleys of its spectacularly rugged mountains and produces some of the country’s most diverse wines.

Within the Little Karoo (Klein Karoo) are a number of microclimates allowing winemakers to produce a large variety of wines that include dry and fortified wines, such as South Africa’s champion Muscadel, pot-stilled brandies and a wide range of premium red and white wines.

The Little Karoo stretches from Montagu in the west to Uniondale in the east; the Langeberg Mountains form a boundary in the south, and the Cape Garden Route and the Swartberg lie to the north. Route 62 runs through the Little Karoo and includes the 16 members of this wine route.

If you are interested in the Klein Karoo Wine Route you may find our article on this wine route informative. To view this article please see "Klein Karoo wine route – spit or swallow?".

For additional information about the Little Karoo, attractions, things to do and events and festivals see Little Karoo Information & Attractions or, to view the individual wine estates on the this Wine Route, see Klein Karoo Wine Estates.

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Klein Karoo Wine Estates


The name Klein Karoo (meaning “Little Karoo” in Afrikaans) comes from this being the smaller of its contemporary, the Great Karoo. The Klein Karoo is a long valley that is flanked by the magnificent Swartberg on one side and the impressive...

More info and contact details: Klein Karoo Wine Estates

Route 62


Route 62 is modeled after the iconic US Route 66, made famous by the late, great Nat King Cole in the song of the mid 20th century. Travelers headed for the Garden Route will find that Route 62 offers a better alternative to the dull N2...

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Seweweekspoort Pass


Seweweekspoort did not always have a road. The pass that now allows cars to experience its beauty, was an engineering feat that involved Thomas Bains, a team of convicts and a lot of time to achieve. At the northern end of the poort...

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Did you know?

The Karoo is one of the most diverse wine regions in South Africa and considered an ‘undiscovered’ gem if you think that some of the country’s best ports, muscadels and brandies come from here.

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