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Cape

Paarl Wellington Tulbagh Wolseley Ceres

Winelands

Worcester Robertson Bonnievale Ashton Montagu

Klein Karoo

Barrydale Ladismith Calitzdorp Oudtshoorn Prince Albert De Rust Uniondale

Langkloof

Joubertina Kareedouw Humansdorp Oyster Bay St Francis Bay Jeffrey's Bay Addo

Route 62 at your fingertips

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via Route 62

Table Mountain


About the R62

Old 1930's car

What makes this route most special must be the hospitality of this region and its people. Down to earth, friendly and always eager to help, the colourful and very diverse group of people you will meet along your way is definitely the so-called cherry on top.

Meandering between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, Route 62 offers a shorter alternative to the N2 highway. From the cold Atlantic waters of the Western Cape to the warm Indian ocean currents along the coast of the Eastern Cape, this route delivers an unforgettable South African travelling experience. Route 62 is in all actuality a tourist’s dream, promising an array of endless activities and the making of life-long memories. Enjoy the ride!

There’s Plenty to Do… on Route 62!


Going Inland

Cogmanskloof - Montagu

Route 62 links the fruit and wine growing areas of Paarl, Wellington, Tulbagh, Ceres and the Breede River Valley with the Klein Karoo towns of Ladismith, Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn, via some beautiful mountain passes and gorges. The Cape and Wineland areas are famous for the quality of their reasonably priced wines, while Calitzdorp provides world class ports from a number cellars. From here, travelling via the Langkloof Valley you will pass a number of small towns and a couple of larger ones like Joubertina and Kareedouw. This area is also known as the Fruit Route and here the R62 meanders between five mountain ranges, the Kammanassie & Kouga mountains to the north and the Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma and Kareedouw mountains to the south.

Going Coastal

Leaving the Langkloof behind, you can access the coast via Humansdorp. Here you will find a ruggedly beautiful coastline, with Jeffrey’s Bay (Supertubes) and Cape St Francis (Bruce's Beauties) being legendary among surfers from all over the world. The biggest nearby attraction must be the Tsitsikamma National Park, not too far off Route 62. This is one of the most sought after destinations in South Africa as well as the largest marine reserve.

The Sky is Blue… on Route 62!


Activities & Attractions

Steam Locomotive

Enjoy wineries and wine tastings all along the R62 complete with 4x4 trails and breathtaking flora, boat trips, museum visits and mountain climbing in the Breede River Valley. Be sure to visit Warmwaterberg Spa and world famous Ronnie’s Sex Shop between Barrydale and Ladismith. Cheese factory tours, Towerkop Mountain, Seweweekspoort and Amalienstein in and around Ladismith. At Calitzdorp Winery, buy a bottle of the best Port in the world. Ride an ostrich or an elephant in Oudtshoorn and of course visit the spectacular Cango Caves. Visit the beautiful small towns of De Rust and Prince Albert by taking the 'circular route', which links Oudtshoorn to these towns via the beautiful vistas of the Swartberg Pass and the neck-craning scenery of the Meiringspoort gorge.

With incredible mountain passes built in the 18th century, San rock art and a spectacular drive through canyons, semi-desert terrain and invigorating hot springs and you are guaranteed the journey of a lifetime.

Avoid the Queue… take Route 62!

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