The semi-arid Klein Karoo (also known as the Little Karoo) region of the Western Cape is home to many easily accessible attractions and interesting culinary experiences for those who choose to drive along the region’s scenic Garden Route. It is characterized by ostrich farms, spectacular mountain passes, hot springs, and world-renowned caves and home to Route 62, possibly one of the longest wine routes in the world.
Bramon Wine Estate
Bramon Wine Estate near Plettenberg Bay is where grown-ups can enjoy award-winning wines and delicious dishes. This is set in the vineyards overlooking the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Be spoilt for choice with great wines and fresh tapas-style dishes prepared for the entire family. Accommodation offers a baby cot as well, perfect for families.
Newstead Lund Family Vineyards
Newstead Lund Family Vineyards offer a Newstead to Newstead cycling trail which can be enjoyed by most of the family. It is a guided cycle tour and finishes at the restaurant for lunch. Wind down and take in nature as you enjoy a delicious lunch paired with fine wine.
The Red Berry Farm near George screams family fun! Enjoy Red Shed Coffee, and the Berry Bar serves exclusive berry beverages, treats, and great coffee. Specializing in yummy picnics in season and endless fun for kids. Kids activities include pony rides, bumper boats, bubble ball, paddle boats, and a hedge maze. The maze is the largest permanent maze in the Southern Hemisphere and of course in season, strawberry picking.
Hillock Wines near Ladismith is located just off Route 62, on the farm Mymering in the fertile Dwarsrivier Valley at the foot of the Towerkop Mountains. The farm is surrounded by nature reserves, including the Towerkop and Anysberg reserves. Stay over at Mymering and experience overwhelming beauty, tranquillity, and a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Indulge in good food and wine, enjoy wholesome 3-course dinners with some of the finest wines. Kids can stargaze and enjoy the friendly dogs on the premises.
Delish near Heidelberg in Hessequa on the Garden Route is what you will call a ‘pleasant surprise’. This unique gem offers cuisine that is locally produced. Enjoy homemade goods such as delicious wood-fired artisanal bread and a variety of pies, jams and sauces, unique dishes are served daily. Be sure to stop at the wine shop for some of the best wines on sale. From the people who owned Michael’s Cafe and Deli now bring you Delish. They have moved to the country for a slower and more peaceful style of living. Kids can enjoy the play park and open spaces.
Kaai 4 Braai Restaurant
Kaai 4 Braai Restaurant in Mossel Bay is situated on the beach. Mossel Bay has the 2nd most moderate climate in the world (next to a small town in Hawaii). This restaurant is great in all seasons and is a favourite amongst families. Enjoy delicious dishes made on an open fire inside this incredible seaside venue, while sipping on fine wine. Kaai 4 Braai Restaurant has a chilled atmosphere and is perfect for families as kids can play and explore. Enjoy great South African meat-dishes in great company around a huge fireplace. Savour on braaivleis, various potjiekos dishes, and freshly baked breads daily, whole fish on the grid, with great wine.