Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape
30th August 2016
The Klein Karoo Wine Route, in the Southern Cape of South Africa, spans the easternmost wine producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Outeniquas in the east. It is characterised by spectacular mountain ranges, where vines are grown on high slopes and along riverbanks.
Breathtaking scenery One of the main attractions is the unspoilt natural environment. There are majestic mountain views – the Langeberg in the southwest, the red koppies at Calitzdorp, the Swartberg with its well-known pass near Oudtshoorn and the Outeniqua.
Unique vegetation Klein Karoo houses three of the most important biomes that were identified as world hot spots, namely fynbos, thicket and succulent Karoo. Each of these important biomes houses at least 1 500 endemic species (more than in the whole of Europe) and most of these plants are extraordinary, special and unusual.
Quality wine Sparkling wines produced by the region include Domien Doornkraal’s Tickled Pink and several bubbles produced using the Cap Classique method.
Cuisine The Klein Karoo cuisine is making headlines these days. Inspired food prepared with fresh, local ingredients and love.
People A true asset. They will make a lasting impression on visitors with their friendliness, their hospitality, their helpfulness and their warmth.
Atmosphere Visitors are also very appreciative of the atmosphere they find here, which is regarded as rural tranquillity at its best.
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