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“Welcome to the
home of Karusa”

En route to the World renowned Cango Caves on the R62 you will find Karusa – a family operated and managed Estate – the first and only in the Klein Karoo.

Karusa Farm Cottage is situated in the heart of Cango Valley on the farm Vogelsang in Schoemanshoek. Vogelsang Farm is the home of Karusa Estate, better known as KARUSA Premium Wines and Craft Brewery, from here the name KARUSA Farm Cottage. This unique cottage is one of two renovated farmworker houses dating back to the 1950’s. These units are a product of passion and dedication as all renovations has been done after hours and by hand only. Not only does this farm stay offers spectacular mountain and landscape views midst the vine yards and orchards but also enables you to engage with nature and explore new adventures. The setting is ideal for a simple, peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Flips House

Sleeps 2
(Sorry, we regret no children)

This deluxe cottage has an open-plan layout that comprises of a sleeping area, a kitchen, and an en-suite bathroom. The sleeping area is furnished with a queen-size bed and luxury percale linen.  The bathroom is fitted with a gas geyser, a double-sided shower, a basin, and toilet.  The kitchen is equipped with 2-plate gas stove, freezer-fridge, cutlery, crockery, and other essential necessities. 

There is also an indoor fireplace, dining area and lounge with comfortable seating.  The patio, outdoor furniture and portable braai define the setting.  The lawn extends up to the Muscadelle vineyard, ideal for stargazing on summer evenings.

AMENITIES

Towels and face cloths, soap, 2 ply toilet paper, ground coffee, a selection of tea, sugar, milk, breakfast bars, fruit, nougat, ice, drinking water, braai wood, fire-lighters, citronella candles and eco-friendly cleaning detergents. 

Available in the cottage is a complete guide with activities in the area, R62 route map with well-known places to visit and magazines suited for outdoor activities, books and games.

R1300.00 per night and R900.00 for every additional night thereafter.

Enquire now or book

Freek’s House

Family unit | Sleeps 4

Two bedroom (Double bed,Tri bunk bed 3/4 & single and sleeper couch), one bathroom (open ceiling shower and hand shower), fully equipped kitchen, lounge, indoor fireplace, terrace, patio, outdoor furniture and portable braai.

AMENITIES

Towels, face clothes, 2ply toiletpaper, linen, freshly grounded coffee and plunger, selection of tea and sugar, chocolate, milk, water, firewood and –lighter, citronella candles and eco friendly detergents.

Available in the cottage is a complete guide with activities in the area, R62 route map with well-known places to visit and magazines suited for outdoor activities, books and games.

R550.00 per person, per night (minimum of 2 persons required)

Enquire now or book now

We Recommend

To absolutely enjoy your stay we recommend the following:

To pack:

Sunscreen
A sun hat
Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
Insect repellent
Cool clothes and something warmer for the cooler nights
A good novel or book
Binoculars

To plan:

One can easily make a day trip to the mountains or the see as KARUSA Farm Cottage is central to both.

Remember to book your activities (Cango Caves etc.) as all destinations may be fully booked during peak season.

Check out the Weather

Standard Rates

No meals included, add on meal options available

FLIP’S HOUSE

Sleeps 2 – Queen Bed

R1300 per night and R900 for every night there after

Long stay discount available

FREEK’S HOUSE

Sleeps 4 – 1x Double Bed & 1x Tri Bunker Bed (3/4 and S)

R1550 for the unit for the first night and R1000.00 for every night there after

Minimum persons 2 – No kids under 12
EXCEPTION: Babies up to 6 months allowed at an once off additional fee

Long stay discount available

MEAL OPTIONS

Please note in order to ensure freshness and availability we need 24 hours’ notice.

Breakfast Basket | Braai Packs | Picnic in the orchards | Take-aways from Restaurant (Anytime orders during Restaurant trading hours.) 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Please note that these services come at an additional cost.

House cleaning | Laundry | Car Wash | Extra Fire wood and fire lighters

Flip’s House Package Deals

Terms & Conditions Apply

Karusa’s Signature Affair

A two night stay includes:

A bottle of KARUSA bubbly – MCC
A cheese platter for two
A Private picnic in the orchards
A Breakfast basket delivered on the morning of departure

@ R3115.00

Add a third night for only R900.00
and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting for two

Karusa’s Bridal Bouquet

A two night stay includes:

Full venue for photo-shoot
Pre wedding Snacks and Bubbly for Bride and bridesmaids
Post wedding Breakfast basket

@ R2850.00

Add a third night for only R900.00
and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting for two

Karusa’s Engagement Celebration

A one night stay includes:

A one hour photo session worth R850.00
and a Picnic in the orchards

@ R2350.00

Add a second night for only R900.00
and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting for two

Freek’s House Package Deals

Terms & Conditions Apply

Family of Four or More

Stay for three nights and get the fourth night for free
Min persons 4

Picture Perfect Memories

Book your stay with us and have free roaming privileges for a photo session.
OR
book your one hour photo session through us @ R650.00 extra
Min persons 3

Executive Exception

Book your business stay with us and use the conference room free of charge.
Min persons 2

Caring for our environment

Saving Energy

Karusa Estate relies on solar energy and uses ESKOM as a backup plan.The Estate can run off the grid with 196 panels, 3 inverters and a battery bank. As a result the cottages are equipped with minimum electricity usage mainly for lights and to recharge electronic equipment (fridge / freezer available). The heating system (geyser and stove) runs on gas. Please use the hairdryer available. Should you encounter a power failure you may light a candle as the cottages are not yet connected to the solar system.

Protecting the fauna and flora

Our goal is to cause as little as possible hindrance to the environment therefore we make use of bio degradable cleaning detergents. We also encourage guests to recycle and separate kitchen waist as there is a waist bin available for healthy compost.

INTERESTING FACT: Healthy waist/compost includes fresh produce such as fruit and vegetable peels and pips, egg shells, grounded coffee exc. No meat, bones, milk products and left over food.
FISHING AND HUNTING IS PROHIBITED.

Saving water

At Karusa Estate we have an integrated water recycling system that allows us to purify used water to re-use for irrigation purposes not forgetting our roof water catchment that is more than 1000mᶾ per year. Seeing that the Klein Karoo is classified as a semi dessert area and bound to drought and water restrictions from time to time, we urge our guests to use water sparingly.

After all, the Khoi – San word, KARUSA, says is all – “Land of thirst” or ‘Land of little water”

Connecting with nature

We encourage our guests to explore the surrounding area as our accommodation has no TV, Wi-Fi and limited network coverage. Hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, waterfalls and the 7 passes is just some of the things one can do. For rainy days we have a variety of board games and books to choose from. To keep updated on the weather, KARUSA has its very own weather station.

You will find a host who is attentive and available to assist with any query or request. The cottage is simple, with everything you need, and perfectly suitable if you are seeking a quiet time away from it all. You will look out onto the grape vines and plum trees, and the wide expanse of the fields of the farming valley. Each window has a different vista. Behind you, the muted colours of an indigenous mountain, in front the bright green of the vines. Sitting on the terrace in the evening as the sun sets, drinking one of the local wines, is a special moment. Close by you can visit the restaurant for a wine tasting and pizza if you are in the mood for company. And Oudtshoorn is not very far off if you seek more action. I would highly recommend Denielle's farm cottage.

Erica Elk

This is a gem of a find in Outshoorn - simple but stylish with great outlooks and set on a working farm - brilliant for R&R. Denielle is an attentive and engaged host and made us feel so welcome. We would highly recommend you spend a few nights here.

Clifford Elk

Wow wow wow!!! You can't go wrong with this little jewel of a place! The guest house is tucked away in a private corner of the beautiful Karusa wine farm. Mountains, vineyards and fruit orchards all around, and at night an absolutely stunning starry night sky. The house is equipped with everything needed and more! Some thoughtful touches like citronella candles, filter coffee and Victorinox knives. Super clean, stunning decor, comfortable bed and very warm and friendly hospitality. You won't find better than this! Thank you so much Denielle!

Celia van der Merwe

Your own Cottage in a wine and fruit Vinyard. surrounded by mountains ,the smell of fresh air, birds in the vinyards and only the sound of nature. you have to stay here. Best Air bnb my wife and i have ever stayed in.

Eric Boch

ACTIVITIES

All activities come at an extra cost for day visitors.
Karusa farm cottage guests have the benefit to enjoy some of these activities free of charge.
Terms & Conditions apply

Hiking Trail

A serene trail of more or less 6 km through the orchard and vine yards with a scenic lookout point and picnic spots. A map is available to visitors.

Birdwatching

A complete list of 57 birds to look out for on Vogelsang Farm is available for bird lovers.

Farm/Pack House Tour

A guided tour visiting the orchards and vines, pack house, cold room, and finishing off with a wine tasting at the restaurant. Discussing topics such as sustainability, solar power, bee colonies and pollination.

Fruit Tasting

Subjected to availability and season.

Enjoy a selection of stonefruit available: Peach, apricots and plums.

Picnic in the orchard

There are three options available to serve 2 to 4 people. Bookings are essential 24h in advance.

Mountainbike Trial

From Karusa to Oudtshoorn and back via Surval on the gravel road is about 27km. SKILLS LEVEL 3 – NOVICE. FITNESS LEVEL 3.

Two mountain bikes available to rent

Karusa’s Restaurant

KARUSA Restaurant earned a top 20 spot in the regional Smulpaap Gourmet Awards for three consecutive years. A variety of delectable pizzas, tapas, wraps and salads are available.

Take-aways to be ordered and collected within Restaurant trading hours.

Craft Gin from Grundheim Distillery also available.

Karusa’s Deli

Here you can find KARUSA’s own line of fresh produce. All products are grown and nurtured on Vogelsang Farm, handpicked, – made and bottled. Our small batch production ensures quality and freshness.

  • RAW honey from our very own hives.
  • Cold pressed Olive Oil from our hedgerows of Barnea Olive Trees.
  • Old fashioned Apricot Jam, Spiced Plum Jam and Apricot and Peach Chutney made from export quality fruit.

Winery & Micro Brewery

KARUSA boasts with 6 different craft beers and 21 different wines including the MCC. For the full spec and online orders please visit www.karusa.co.za

Wine tasting

When staying at KARUSA Farm Cottage we treat you to a complimentary wine tasting experience. (Excluded in the package deals)

For day visitors there are a selection of tasting trays available to choose from.

Private Functions & Celebrations

Use our self-catering outside space for that special private celebration in the lush green midst of the Klein Karoo with the option for the hosting couple to overnight. MAX 8 PEOPLE.

Free quotation on request.

School Tours & Small Group Events

Experience the working farm from harvesting the fruit to packing for shipment with the option to enjoy our scenic hiking trail.

This includes a fruit and or wine tasting experience and a light lunch or snack.

Only in Season

Free quotation on request

Venue for Photoshoots

Celebrate happy moments and capture them for a life time!

Imagine spring with her white and pink blossoms, summer when exposing the lush green colors and bright fruits and autumn when leafs rustles in all shades of brown, red and yellow.

Conference Room

Conference Room

Perfect for small on the go meetings.

Seats 8

FREE WiFi

Restaurant service available

Attractions & Activities nearby

  • Cango Caves tourist attraction (Bookings essential)
  • Zip line at Kango Estate
  • Wilgewandel family animal farm
  • Cango Ostrich farm and curios shop
  • Biblical Garden (Schoemanshoek Church)
  • Safari Ostrich Farm (tractor tour)
  • Highgate Ostrich Farm
  • Buffelsdrift Meerkat magic tour
  • Surval olive tasting
  • Cango wildlife ranch
  • Bella Mia Olives & Pottery
  • CP Nel Museum
  • Arbeidsgenot
  • Ostrich Emporium
  • Seven Passes
  • Swartbergpass to Prince Albert
  • Rust en Vrede Waterfall
  • Grundheim Wines

Directions

Follow the R328 north (the Cango Route) from Oudtshoorn for 13km to Schoemanshoek. Turn left into Schoemanshoek. Keep left around the back of the church. The entrance to Karusa is 400m on your right.

GPS Coordinates: S33°28′36.0″ E22°14′33.2″

Contact Us

info@karusa.co.za

Tel: (044) 272 8717 / 076 819 0305