Big skies and towering cliffs, dramatic mountain passes and fertile valleys – Route 62 is an explosion of colours and striking vistas.
Route 62 is a tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape of South Africa that meanders between Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth. The easily accessible towns nestled along the valleys of this route offer ample opportunity for discovery. From visits to wineries and game reserves, to tribal art, cultural tours and museums, as well as hiking trails and mountain climbing. This route is also the longest wine route in the Western Cape.
This scenic route passes through farming towns such as Calitzdorp, Ladismith, historic Amalienstein, Zoar and the fruit growing and wine producing towns of Barrydale, Montagu, Ashton, Bonnievale, Robertson, McGregor, Worcester,Rawsonville, Ceres, Wolseley, Tulbagh, Wellington and Paarl. It includes the Langkloof with the following towns; Misgund, Louterwater, Krakeel, Joubertina and Kareedouw.
What make Cape Route 62 really special, is the calm and peacefulness found when you travel via it. The route is safe so you need not be concerned about personal security. The people on Cape Route 62 are another alluring attraction. They are friendly and eager to both assist and entertain passing travelers.
Route 62 lends itself so well to self drive holidays because of the excellent road conditions, sufficient accommodation offerings along the route and the diversity of attractions you’ll encounter along your drive.