OUDTSHOORN ACTIVITIES

(OUT OF TOWN)

KARUSA PREMIUM WINERY & CRAFT BREWERY

About Karusa

Karusa Vineyard is nestled in the tranquil village of Schoemanshoek, en-route to the world-famous Cango Caves from the Little Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. Well-known for its Cap Classique and Mediterranean-styled wines, Karusa is a family-operated and managed Southern Cape Premium Wine producer & Craft Brewery.

Karusa is within close driving distance to many accommodation establishments as well as other tourism attractions, for eg, ostrich farms, Cango Wildlife Ranch, TBI Adventures, Buffelsdrift Game Reserve, Bella Mia Olives & Pottery and is on the gateway to the Great Karoo via the Swartberg Pass.

What you can do at Karusa:

Wine tasting:

Our tasting facility is an intimate and rustically styled room dating from the late 1800’s that leads out to our winegarden – this gives our tasting facility a warm and inviting feel. We have a personal and interactive approach that makes our customers come back for more. We use quality stemware, correct refrigeration and lighting and ample information to help you make your choice when buying our unique wines as easy as possible.

Craft Beers at Karusa:

Made by nature ~ nurtured by man. Karusa not only produces fine wine, but is also credited by pioneering the first full grain microbrewery in the Klein Karoo.

Lunch at Karusa:

Enjoy a chilled glass of Karusa wine overlooking the vineyards and magnificent surrounding landscape, whilst sampling Karoo-style tapas made from only the freshest ingredients found in the Little Karoo area.

Events at Karusa

Our private conference facility can host 30 people seated for private tastings and or corporate meetings and workshops. We cater for private functions and year-end functions. Karusa is the only working vineyard and winery to cater for these functions in Oudtshoorn.

Our orchards:

Our orchards are grown on some of the oldest soils in South Africa. With its unique exposition and micro climate, our fruit reflects a sense of place. The consistent low winter temperatures ensure efficient chilling units for even budbreak. Minimal frost on the farm prevents unwanted fruit damage. With quality irrigation water, ample sunshine and strict pruning and thinning practices, the trees grow under optimum conditions, producing healthy, quality fruit.

Due to the arid climate, minimal chemical sprays are used to keep the fruit healthy – thereby incorporating our sustainable farming philosophy to respect the local fauna and flora. We are implimenting farming practices into a holistic, organic and biological approach to keep up with the trend of producing healthy fruit and respecting natural resources and the environment.

The Klein Karoo (situated in the Southern Cape) is proud to have some of the highest density of carbon converting plants on earth, all indigenous to South Africa! The farm, with its natural vegetation, is home to this carbon converter called “Spekbos” or “Spekboom”. One fully grown “Spekbos” has the ability to convert more than 4 tons of carbon dioxide per year and we are surrounded by it!

Our orchards produce healthy sun-ripened fruit that include apricots, peaches, plums and interspecific plums.

We have undertaken an intense replanting program with the most up-to-date cultivar and rootstock selections. In combination with intensive irrigation and orchard management principles, we use cover crop planting, strict pruning and fruit thinning as the most important tools to ensure consistency in size and production.

Our orchards and packing facility is audited yearly for Global Gap and LEAF standards to meet the strict health and quality standards of the international export market. We have also been accredited with SIZA in regard to our social responsibilities towards our employees. Supermarket group Marks & Spencer have awarded Karusa with “Field to Fork” accreditation as well. All these ensure our clients receive only the best from a well-managed and operated producer.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 44 272 8717
Cell: +27 83 995 5927
Fax: +27 86 600 3167
Email: info@karusa.co.za
Website: www.karusa.co.za
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Opening Hours

We are open from:
Monday – Friday: 09:30 – 16:00
(Kitchen closes at 15:30)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 14:30
(Kitchen closes at 14:00)
Closed on Sundays / Christmas Day / Public Holidays.

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.47649
Longitude: 22.241055

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 28 35
Longitude: E22 14 27

GPS
Latitude: S 33 28.589
Longitude: E 22 14.463