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.

21 Wine Estates in the Klein Karoo

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Wine Tours & Tasting

Boplaas Family Vineyards

Overnight? Stay in Calitzdorp
Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape province in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

SoetKaroo Wine Estate

Overnight? Stay in Prince Albert
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 and wife team, Herman and ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Barrydale Cellar

Overnight? Stay in Barrydale
Barrydale Cellar began to distil its well known brandy in 1941 and ever since, their product range has increased dramatically. Their two pot still brandies include ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Axe Hill

Overnight? Stay in Calitzdorp
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 found on the farm and said ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Domein Doornkraal

Overnight? Stay in De Rust
Domaein Doornkraal is situated in the shadow of the Swartberg mountains in the Karoo. The Le Roux family has been in the farming business for generations. The ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Mons Ruber Winery

Overnight? Stay in De Rust
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 to Oudtshoorn has been ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Herold Wines

Overnight? Stay in Herold
Herold Wines is bounded on three sides by a nature reserve, making the estate remote and magnificent. The vines are at a higher altiude than many other South ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Bergwater Wines

Overnight? Stay in Prince Albert
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 are vineyards. If you're ...

Breweries / Wine Tours & Tasting

Karusa Premium Winery & Craft Beer

Overnight? Stay in Oudtshoorn
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 estate for a little ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Grundheim Wines

Overnight? Stay in Oudtshoorn
Grunheim Wines is set on 25 hectares and produces 350 tons of grapes annually. The estate produces Cape Ruby Port, potstill brady, Witblits, a variety of liquers, ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Calitzdorp Wine Cellar

Overnight? Stay in Calitzdorp
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 a cellar that has been ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

De Krans Wine Cellar

Overnight? Stay in Calitzdorp
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 from late November to ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Withoek Wine Farm

Overnight? Stay in Calitzdorp
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 and Sultana, however ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Ladismith Cellar

Overnight? Stay in Ladismith
You'll find the Ladismith Cellar between the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp in the town of Ladismith. Here you'll find fantastic brandy and wine. The ...

Wine Tours & Tasting

Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar

Overnight? Stay in Barrydale
In 1982 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Chardonnay cultivars were planted at the Joubert-Tradauw farm. However, it was only in the ...

Where to Stay in Karoo

The Karoo region offers numerous overnighting options so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find a property to suit your requirements.

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