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Route 62

Cape Route 62 runs between the two coastal cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in the south of South Africa, a route of 820 kilometres through the outback past green vineyards, beautiful mountain passes, crystal clear rivers, through small villages and the Karoo (semi-desert). This route is suitable to drive because of the good condition of the road network, security, plenty of accommodation options along the route and the diversity of attractions.

Officially, the route goes from Tulbagh to Uniondale; driving from Cape Town you first find the many vineyards and orchards in Tulbagh, Ceres, Worcester, Robertson, Montagu and Bonnievale. There are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting and tours at the various farms in these villages between the mountains. In the Breede River there is Bonnievale, also called the Valley of cheese and wine, you can also next to wine tasting have different cheeses. There are also water sports along the Breede River like kayaking and fishing. Worcester has various possibilities for excursions such as a visit to the largest distilling brandy cellar in the world, the open-air Kleinplasie or the Karoo Desert Botanical Gardens.

Montagu has natural hot springs to relax. Barrydale is located in the transition zone between the fertile valleys and the dry Klein Karoo. A notable stop in Barrydale is a small shop down the road that says "Ronny's sex shop", a funny marketing strategy to lure people to the small supermarket. Ladismith, at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains is suitable for a village walk because of the different architectural styles that incompetent neo-Gothic, Cape Dutch, Karoo and Victorian style.

Continue driving through the mountains you will arrive at the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, the best place for a visit to an ostrich farm, but there are also crocodile's farms. There is also the Cango Caves and these caves have splendid rooms and are well worth a visit. Oudtshoorn provides a good base for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or a drive through the stunning Swartberg Pass towards Prince Albert. Near the village De Rust Meiringspoort starts a paved road through beautiful rock formations along a small river.

Uniondale, the official end of route 62, has many petroglyphs of the Khoisan which are between 1500 and 6000 years old. Route 62 is well combined with the Garden Route.