Route 62 the only scenic way to travel from city to city or town to town.
When hearing the name Route 62, one will be forgiven for immediately associating it with the famous Route 66 in the States. Route 62 has similarities in that, like Route 66, it links two main cities, namely Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
The beauty of travelling on the Route 62, instead of the fast and convenient N2, is that you have beautifully preserved historic towns to visit or overnight in, which makes your trip all the more memorable. 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, Rawsonville, Worcester, Ceres, Wolseley, Tulbagh, Wellington and Paarl. It includes the Langkloof with the following towns; Misgund, Louterwater, Krakeel, Joubertina and Kareedouw.
Many a visitor has made a stop, intending to just overnight, and instantly succumbed to the charm of whichever quaint town they have landed in, to then suddenly find themselves the proud owner of a cottage or historic home. Affectionately known as "swallows", due to their practice of spending six months in South Africa - then six months in their mother countries, they have brought a cosmopolitan feel to towns that were previously dominated by wealthy farmers.
Choose between visiting the many excellent wineries, or visit the world-famous Cango Caves, indulge your cultural side with visits to museums and tribal art. For the adrenaline junkies there are 4x4 routes, bungee jumping, fishing and hiking to name but a few.
With landscapes that are truly unique and extremely well-maintained roads, your trip becomes an adventure.
A memory that is worth the making.
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