|KLEIN KAROO WINE ROUTE
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The Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions. It is the easternmost wine producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Langkloof in the east. The route encompass the towns of Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn and De Rust.
The Klein Karoo is situated between spectacular mountain ranges, and its vines are mostly grown on the high slopes in the fertile alluvial soil along the riverbanks. The climate is generally drier than that of the other wine regions, resulting in healthy vineyards which are grown organically to a large extent.
Various microclimates enable Klein Karoo winemakers to produce a wide variety of quality wines, including dry wines, fortified wines and pot-stilled brandies. World-class Port and South Africa’s champion Muscadel are specialties among the fortified wines produced here, along with a host of outstanding red and white wines, which vary from full-bodied cabernets to lighter styles for easy drinking.
More than just an excellent range of wines, the Klein Karoo Wine Route offers visitors its unique cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of its people, and the mystique of its landscape. The Klein Karoo Wine Route invites you to toast their variety.
To learn more about the wine producers in the region, please visit www.kleinkaroowines.co.za
The Cape Route 62 runs parallel to the Garden Route and is an alternative route to travel from Cape Town to Knysna. The different towns in the Klein Karoo region are ideally situated to accommodate day visitors from the costal towns. Therefore 4 different Day Trips highlights the attraction in each town.
Read more about our various DAY TRIPS
View the Route Map