The Route 62 Region, Western Cape

Route 62 is modeled after the iconic US Route 66, made famous by the late, great Nat King Cole in the song of the mid 20th century.

Travelers headed for the Garden Route will find that Route 62 offers a better alternative to the dull N2 motorway between Cape Town and George, being more scenic and slightly shorter.

Did you know? Most striking about the R62 is the unbeatable scenery. This unique part of South Africa is characterised by red soil, stark cliff faces, rivers, orchards, and indigenous scrub. Fynbos, including the beautiful Protea, swirl gently as cars rush by on the highway, generously letting every passer-by experience their splendour.

This well-maintained blacktop highway meanders from Worcester, by way of the Breede River Valley, through Robertson, Ashton and Montagu, then the Klein Karoo landmark towns and then on to George and the Garden Route...

The road follows winding and spectacular mountain passes that slowly unfold before your eyes, leading to lush green valleys hosting crystal streams and framed by the distorted geological shapes and colours of rock faces dating from hundreds of millions of years ago.

Then there is the abundance of indigenous flora. No fewer than 500 different species of succulents are to be seen along Route 62. Orchards and vineyards are there in abundance, too.

The main highway traversing this fascinating land, Route 62, is reputed to be the longest wine route in the world. And keep an eye on dams and wetlands for a chance to spot the Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird and an endangered species often visible along Route 62.

Find accommodation on Route 62

South Africa Accommodation / Western Cape Accommodation / Cape Town Accommodation / Route 62 Accommodation

Destinations in the Route 62 Region

Amalienstein and Zoar

It is difficult to talk about Zoar or Amalienstein separately, so interwoven are these sister towns. They lie adjacent to one another on Route 62 at the entrance to the Sewe Weeks Poort (Amalienstein is the one with the beautiful yellow church that yo...

Ashton

Overnight? Ashton accommodation
Lying in the Robertson Wine Valley, sandwiched between the Breede River and the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, the little village of Ashton is famous for its fruit, wine and rose nurseries, and is home to two large fruit canneries and five wineries...

Barrydale

Overnight? Barrydale accommodation
The little town of Barrydale lies nestled at the foot of the beautiful Langeberge in the heart of the Tradouw Valley, close to where the northern exit of the Tradouw Pass winds through the mountains to meet Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, e...

Bonnievale

Overnight? Bonnievale accommodation
This green village is perhaps not as well known as other towns in the Breede Valley, due mainly to the fact that she is bypassed by Route 62 - the longest wine route in the world. However, there are those who are only to happy that the ‘Cinderella of ...

Calitzdorp

Overnight? Calitzdorp accommodation
The typical little Karoo town of Calitzdorp lies on Route 62, about four hours drive from Cape Town and roughly half way to Port Elizabeth. Calitzdorp is renowned in its own right for a number of reasons, not least of which is its bona fide Klein Karoo ch...

De Rust

Overnight? De Rust accommodation
Stay overnight in the Karoo when you book holiday accommodation in De Rust, a pretty little town in the Western Cape. The quaint little Victorian town of De Rust, on Route 62, is conveniently positioned at the southern entrance to Meiringspoort - a magnif...

Herold

Overnight? Herold accommodation
Herold doesn’t need much by way of imaginative writing to inspire a visit. The little hamlet lies right on the Montagu Pass cradled by some of the most majestic mountain scenery in the country on the R62, (Route 62) one of South Africa’s newest and mo...

Joubertina

Overnight? Joubertina accommodation
Set in amongst other villages with similarly lyrical names, like Musgund, Louterwater and Kareedouw, on Route 62, Joubertina is a little town in the Eastern Cape that, until the establishment of the famous and very long wine route, suffered little notorie...

Kareedouw

Overnight? Kareedouw accommodation
Kareedouw is a gorgeous little town that lies on Route 62 just behind the Tsitsikamma National Park, between Joubertina and Humansdorp, and nestled up against the Suuranys Mountains roughly 120 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. Kareedouw is a pretty rura...

Ladismith

Overnight? Ladismith accommodation
Find holiday accommodation in Ladismith to experience the loveliness of South Africa and the hospitality of the Western Cape. The little town of Ladismith, not to be confused with the Natalian version of Ladysmith, lies in the shadow of the Towerkop Mount...

McGregor

Overnight? McGregor accommodation
The mystically imbued town of McGregor lies just 10 minutes from the town of Robertson on Route 62, less than two hours’ drive from Cape Town. One of the few places in the world to lie directly on ley lines, McGregor is considered a sacred site and a ...

Montagu

Overnight? Montagu accommodation
Lying between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn on Route 62 - South Africa’s version of America’s Route 66 blessed with scenery to take your breath away, some of the country’s finest wines and advertised as the longest wine route in the world - is the wine-produci...

Oudtshoorn

Overnight? Oudtshoorn accommodation
Visit Oudtshoorn, the principal town of the Little Karoo, where you will be welcomed with hospitality which has become synonymous with the people of the Klein Karoo. The Klein Karoo is an oasis-like setting in a fertile valley cupped by the Swartberg and ...

Rawsonville

Overnight? Rawsonville accommodation
To reach the little, largely undiscovered, village of Rawsonville does mean taking something of a detour off the N1 near Worcester, about 120 kilometres from Cape Town. Up until now the quiet town that lies in the beautiful winding Slanghoek Valley ha...

Robertson

Overnight? Robertson accommodation
Robertson is located in The Heart of Route 62, the longest wine route in the world which stretches all the way from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. From Cape Town it’s an easy 1.5 hrs drive via Paarl and Worcester. Robertson Tourist Bureau is situated on...

Tulbagh

Overnight? Tulbagh accommodation
Just 80 minutes’ drive north of Cape Town, at the northern edge of one of the most beautiful fertile valleys in the country, lies the historical town of Tulbagh. The village nestles in amongst the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Obiqua Mountains, which surroun...

Wellington

Overnight? Wellington accommodation
Wellington lies on the banks of the River Kromme at the foot of the Groenberg Mountain in a glorious valley just 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town. To the east are the majestic Hawequa Mountains and together these quiet monoliths watch over a valley th...

Wolseley

Overnight? Wolseley accommodation
Your stay in the Breede River Valley is made easier, thanks to the array of Wolseley accommodation available; making for a South African holiday that is all about natural beauty. Lying in the picturesque Het Land van Waveren valley, surrounded by the ...

Worcester

Overnight? Worcester accommodation
Worcester lies on the main route to and from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. With its wide range of service and commercial facilities, Worcester has become the business and shopping centre for the entire valley and surrounding towns. Worces...

Want to stay overnight?

Number of Guests

  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
  • Route 62

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.