The Klein Karoo Klassique takes place from 8 to 11 August 2019 in Oudtshoorn and is an annual arts festival celebrating classical music, local art, delectable cuisine and blue-ribbon wine.
Established in 2009, the Klein Karoo Klassique today has become a platform for a variety of South Africa’s most accomplished classical musicians, many of whom are consolidating national and international reputations. The world-class music performed on stage, is complimented with visual art exhibitions in the town’s cosy galleries, restaurants and surrounding attractions – all which offer a scenic and hospitable winter backdrop to your Western Cape weekend travel explorations.
Culture & Classics
Four days of festivities include a rich menu of classical music, dance, heritage and cultural shows, poetry, marimba displays and string quartets as well as the chance to browse and shop at the towns many art exhibitions and retail stores.
In celebration of Women’s Day on the 9th of August, classical music enthusiasts can look forward to enjoying music by exceptional female musicians as well as a once-off opportunity to taste vintages from Nederburg’s Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon range. Amongst them, Platter’s Red Wine of the Year in 2018 – the Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – boasting signature notes of dark fruit, tobacco leaf and cigar box nuances.
Coffee Wine & Pizza
Coffee connoisseurs and pizza lovers are also spoilt for choice with Oudtshoorn’s many café and restaurant offerings, while craft beer enthusiasts can pop into the Karusa wine and craft brewery on the way to visit the world-famous Cango Caves.
Wildlife and Natural Wonders
The town of Oudtshoorn which rests along the Route 62 wine route is also known for its ostrich farms. The central C. P. Nel Museum traces the ostrich-feather boom era and houses a working synagogue.
The nearby Cango Wildlife Ranch is a conservation park offering animal petting, while the surrounding area is an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) can be found.
Find out more about the Klein Karoo Klassique http://klassique.co.za/nuus-news/ or visit the Oudtshoorn Tourism Office.