Things To Do in OudtshoornLa Chocolaterie Rococo
Where? Oudtshoorn, Karoo, Western Cape
When? Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 to 17h00.
Saturdays from 09h00 to 15h00.
Closed on Sundays.
How? Call +27 (0)44 272-5991
How much? Free to browse
In the heart of the Klein Karoo, where arts and culture converge in classic South African style, the world-class La Chocolaterie Rococo can be found. Oudtshoorn is known for being the main town in the Klein Karoo; the address of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (or KKNK) to which visual, musical and dramatic artists come to showcase their talents to the delight of thousands of festival-goers.
However, it is also the address of a very special chocolatier, Marita Lamprecht, who creates exquisite treats and inspiring flavour combinations for locals and visitors that relish decadent delights. Belgian chocolate creations and confections are the order of the day at Rococo and the variety is sure to suit chocolate-lovers as well as sceptics that do not have much of a sweet tooth.
Having been trained by a master chocolatier in Belgium, Marita has got ample expertise and talent to complement her passion for this unique art form. Today, she has gained acclaim for her chocolate stilettos, wedding cakes, and chocolate and wine pairings. All of the sweet treats are hand crafted and the chocolate has been imported from Belgium to ensure the best quality and attention to detail.
Like the Rococo Era, excess and indulgence define the chocolate creations coming out of this speciality shop. From floral pralines to the incredible reserve port and gorgonzola truffles, there is something on the Rococo menu to tempt and tantalise. Of course, there are more traditional chocolates and truffles too, ensuring that everyone will find something that they enjoy.
The La Chocolaterie Rococo makes its appearance at festivals in and around Oudtshoorn, as well as further afield. Whether you are a chocoholic and connoisseur or simply someone who appreciates a smooth, creamy sweet every now and then, there is sure to be something irresistible at the top-class Rococo.