Take the road less travelled - Route 62

Explore the Western Cape along Route 62, the less travelled alternative to the busy N2

Route 62

Starting in Cape Town (or Port Elizabeth), Route 62 meanders through some of South Africa's most scenic regions, including the Cape winelands, Breede River fruit farms, breath-taking mountain ranges and colourful Klein Karoo towns.

For this reason, it is considered one of the country's top road-trip routes, offering tourists the perfect opportunity to feast on South Africa's diverse cuisine, people and landscape.

The best news for tourists is that it is possible to combine Route 62 and the Garden Route for a truly unforgettable drive.

Route 62

Route 62 Highlights

South Africa's best wine and brandy

Billed as the longest wine route in South Africa (and possibly the world), the Route 62 Wine Route passes through some of the country's most acclaimed wine regions including Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester, Robertson and the Klein Karoo. Along the way, wine lovers have the opportunity to visit up to 70 wine farms and 11 specialist brandy cellars, including De Wetshof Estate, Bonnievale Wine Cellar, De Krans, Drostdy Hof and Klipdrift Brandy Distillery.

Historic towns

Driving Route 62 is the perfect way to explore some of the country's most historic and beautiful towns. At the Kleinplasie Open Air Museum, located between Worcester and Robertson, see how the first European settlers lived and made bread, candles and alcohol (known as witblits) in the traditional way.

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Cango Caves

Journey to the centre of the earth at the Cango Caves outside Oudtshoorn and marvel at these dripstone caverns, vast halls and towering formations. Tours - both easy and adventurous - are available and led by accredited caves guides. Oudtshoorn is also in the heart of ostrich country, so don't miss out on visiting an ostrich farm.

Tsitsikamma National Park

After Plettenburg Bay, take a short detour off Route 62 to the Tsitsikamma National Park, which is a protected coastal reserve known for its indigenous forests, dramatic coastline, and the Otter Trail.


What makes Route 62 truly memorable is the hospitality of this region and its people - down-to-earth, friendly and always eager to help. Make sure to stop off at the numerous farm stalls (padstals) along the route to fill up on locally-produced snacks and fresh home-made goodies.

Route 62

Hire a car from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth to explore South Africa's Route 62. First Car Rental offers a range of the perfect road-trip vehicles, from budget cars to top-of-the-range luxury models.

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