Wine Estates of the Klein Karoo

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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 Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountain Range on the other.

Its beauty is a little unconventional, but no less breath-taking and impressive. It is a fairly arid area, littered with fleshy succulents and dwarf baobab trees. Every now and then, a lone sapling sways gently in the dry breeze.

The dry, harsh conditions of the Klein Karoo are actually ideal for the production of excellent wines. The summers are very hot and dry, while winters can hit major lows. The range of wines produced here is extremely varied as a result of this unique climate, and includes many wonderful dessert and fortified wines. Add pot-stilled brandies to this mix for even more diversity; just right for the discerning palate.

For more information about this wine route see Klein Karoo Wine Route or view the individual wine estates of this region below.

Montagu ACCOMMODATION Montagu ACCOMMODATION Swellendam ACCOMMODATION Swellendam Accommodation Barrydale Accommodation Barrydale ACCOMMODATION Heidelberg ACCOMMODATION Heidelberg Accommodation Bredasdorp Accommodation Bredasdorp ACCOMMODATION Arniston ACCOMMODATION Arniston Accommodation Struisbaai Accommodation Struisbaai ACCOMMODATION Witsand ACCOMMODATION Witsand Accommodation Riversdale Accommodation Riversdale ACCOMMODATION Ladismith ACCOMMODATION Ladismith Accommodation Calitzdorp Accommodation Calitzdorp ACCOMMODATION Prince Albert ACCOMMODATION Prince Albert Accommodation Oudtshoorn Accommodation Oudtshoorn ACCOMMODATION De Rust ACCOMMODATION De Rust Accommodation George Accommodation George ACCOMMODATION Wilderness ACCOMMODATION Wilderness Accommodation Mossel Bay Accommodation Mossel Bay ACCOMMODATION Domein Doornkraal Domein Doornkraal Mons Ruberg Winery Mons Ruberg Winery Herold Wines Herold Wines SoetKaroon Wine Estate SoetKaroo Wine Estate Bergwater Wines Bergwater Wines Karusa Vineyards Karusa Vineyards Kango Winery Kango Winery Cool Bay Wines Cool Bay Wines Grundheim Wines Grundheim Wines Boplaas Family Vineyards Boplaas Family Vineyards Calitzdorp Wine Cellar De Krans Wine Cellar Withoek Wine Farm Axe Hill Wine Ladismith Cellar Ladismith Cellar Joubert-Tradouw Private Cellar Joubert-Tradouw Private Cellar Barrydale Cellar Montagu Cooperative Cellar Montagu Cooperative Cellar Uitvlucht Wines Uitvlucht Wines Garden Route Wine Estates Agulhas Wine Estates Peter Bayly Wines Peter Bayly Wines The Goose Wines The Goose Wines TTT Cellar TTT Cellar
Click on the wine glass on the map above to view details about the wine estate, or view the comprehensive list below of all wine-related things to do in the Klein Karoo.
Western Cape Attractions

Where to Stay in Karoo

The Karoo region offers numerous overnighting options, including accommodation in Amalienstein and Zoar, Beaufort West, Calitzdorp, De Doorns, De Rust, Herold, Klaarstroom, Ladismith, Laingsburg, Matjiesfontein, Murraysburg, Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert, Rouxpos, Sanbona, Touws River, Uniondale and Van Wyksdorp, so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find an establishment to suit your requirements.

Western Cape Attractions

Klein Karoo Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Visit Boplaas Family Vineyards

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): Price on request

Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape province in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family ... more information

Axe Hill

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): Price on request

Tony Mossop and his wife Lyn started Axe Hill on the outer regions of Calitzdrop in 1993. The name comes from stone hand tools which were ... more information

Du' SwaRoo Wines

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): Price on request

The smallest wine farm on the Klein Karoo wine route, Du'SwaRoo farm is just north of Calitzdorp on the road to Gronfontein. It lies on the ... more information

The Wine Boutique

Where: Montagu
How much (per person): Free to browse

If you love wine then make sure you stop in at The Wine Boutique on Bath Street in Montagu. Here you will also be able to join the Dried ... more information

Herold Wines

Where: Herold
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Herold Wines is bounded on three sides by a nature reserve, making the estate remote and magnificent. The vines are at a higher altiude ... more information

Grundheim Wines

Where: Oudtshoorn
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Grunheim Wines is set on 25 hectares and produces 350 tons of grapes annually. The estate produces Cape Ruby Port, potstill brady, ... more information

Ladismith Cellar

Where: Ladismith
How much (per person): R1 to R100

You'll find the Ladismith Cellar between the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp in the town of Ladismith. Here you'll find fantastic brandy ... more information

TTT Cellar

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): Price on request

A scenic four hours from Cape Town and the gateway to the garden route is a town, Calitzdorp, which lays in the splendour of the Swartberg ... more information

Domein Doornkraal

Where: De Rust
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Domaein Doornkraal is situated in the shadow of the Swartberg mountains in the Karoo. The Le Roux family has been in the farming business ... more information

Art, Cheese, Chocolate & Liquer Route

Where: Oudtshoorn
How much (per person): Free to browse

Experience something unique and special - especially for lovers of the finer things in life, the Oudtshoorn Art, Cheese, Chocolate and ... more information

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The Calitzdorp Wine Cellar is found on the ever popular Route 62 in the small town of Calitzdorp. Here you'll taste award winning wine from ... more information

Withoek Wine Farm

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The Withoek Wine Farm consists of 50 hectares of land and just over half of that (27 hectares) is vineyards. The vines are mainly Hanepoort ... more information

Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar

Where: Barrydale
How much (per person): R1 to R100

In 1982 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Chardonnay cultivars were planted at the Joubert-Tradauw farm. ... more information

Excelsior Vlakteplaas

Where: De Rust
How much (per person): Price on request

On the R341 just beyond the Klein Karoo town of De Rust is the farm Excelsior at Vlakteplaas where grapes have been farmed for the last 80 ... more information

Visit the Wine Cellar at Hillock Wines

Where: Ladismith
How much (per person): Price on request

As part of your Route 62 journey why not stop and visit Hillock Wines near Ladismith and sample the various wines in their cellar, or stay ... more information

Bergwater Wines

Where: Prince Albert
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The Bergwater Winery is only 20km outside the town of Prince Albert. The estate is made up of 3 farms totaling 1500 hectares, of which 70 ... more information

SoetKaroo Wine Estate

Where: Prince Albert
How much (per person): Price on request

The SoetKaroo Wine Estate consists of just one hectare of land, a 'village farm' in the heart of Prince Albert. And this is where husband ... more information

Barrydale Cellar

Where: Barrydale
How much (per person): Price on request

Barrydale Cellar began to distil its well known brandy in 1941 and ever since, their product range has increased dramatically. Their two ... more information

De Krans Wine Cellar

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The De Krans Wine Cellar is one of the favourites in the area not only because of their fabulous wine but also it is a popular destination ... more information

Karusa Vineyards

Where: Oudtshoorn
How much (per person): R1 to R100

At the Karusa Vineyards there is so much more to do than just taste wine. While you're visiting ostriches in Oudtshoorn stop in at this is ... more information

Mons Ruber Winery

Where: De Rust
How much (per person): R1 to R100

How about coming and tasting wine at a farm that has been producing wine since the mid-19th century? Well the Mons Ruber Winery on the way ... more information

Peter Bayly Wines

Where: Calitzdorp
How much (per person): Price on request

Situated in the picturesque Groenfontein Valley of the Klein Karoo’s famed wine-making town, Calitzdorp lays “an undiscovered vinous gem.” ... more information

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There are over 560 wineries in the Cape, divided into 4 main regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.

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