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Karusa Craft Brewery


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

With the seasonality of the winemaking process, it gave way for time and space to produce craft beer for the big volume of European tourists that flock to Oudtshoorn. The soft fresh and unpolluted water from the Swartberg catchment area proved to be perfect for clean, clinical, fruit driven and refreshing styles of Ale produced at Karusa.

Additional Info

  • Address: Physical address: Schoemanshoek Cango Valley Just outside Oudtshoorn Western Cape South Africa Postal address: PO Box 1061, Oudtshoorn 6620 GPS coordinates: S33° 28'36.0" E22° 14'33.2" Directions: Follow the R328 north (The Cango Route) from Oudtshoorn for 12km to Schoemanshoek. Turn left into Schoemanshoek and drive left around the back of the Church, the entrance to Karusa Vineyards is 400m on your right.
  • Town: Oudtshoorn
  • Region: Western Cape
  • Telephone: +27 (0) 44 272 8717
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  • Trading hours: Monday - Friday: 09:30am – 16:00pm | Saturday: 10:00am – 14:30pm Closed on Sundays / Christmas Day / Public Holidays.
  • Beers: The extreme heat of Oudtshoorn’s summer is the perfect time to quench your thirst with our Long Neck Blonde session beer; kicking back with a Karoo Tapas platter. For a more serious complex ale, try our Premium Draught ~ The Karusa Zwartberger. And for the cold Karoo winters there is nothing more satisfying than our espresso infused chocolate stout called The Caveman’s Dry Stout ~ perfect in front of our fireplace at the tasting facility.
  • Water Source: Swartberg catchment area.