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Must See On Route 62

Beautiful Flora
Hiking and walking Trails
Unique Wildlife
Great Local Campsites
Impressive Local Wineries
Local Pubs

Magnificent views & panoramic landscapes

Towering cliffs, streams and the abundance of trees and indigenous flora, all contribute to making the the Little Karoo one of the Western Cape’s most diverse regions. The ever-changing colours of our majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards as well as the multitude of attractions, will offer you an unforgettable adventure, whether this is in the physical sense or simply a kaleidoscope of scenic experiences.

Innovation and pride, combined with a terrain and mild climate that are harmoniously balanced, result in the prominence of our region’s wines.

Discover popular stops on route 62


Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and evokes a sense of wellbeing.

The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

The only truly succulent garden in the southern hemisphere, and indeed Africa, that displays one of the largest collection of indigenous succulents in South Africa. The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is a truly unique garden. It cultivates and displays a wide variety of arid and semi-arid plants. The Garden lies at the foot of the Hex River Mountains range, in the town of Worcester.

Graham Beck Wine Estate

Situated in the breath-taking Breede River Valley, only ten kilometres from the town of Robertson and an easy drive from Cape Town along the scenic Route 62. Located in a completely unique transition zone between two distinct ecosystems the farm fall within a fragile, fascinating and challenging environment. Graham Beck is passionate about restoring and conserving the environment and producing world class wines in harmony with nature.

The Pastry Place

On your way to the reserve, why not stop at The Pastry Place. Tucked into a corner of ‘The Brandy Hall’ in Long Street, Montagu, this pâtisserie tantalises the taste buds. Sit down and enjoy a great cup of coffee with a freshly baked croissant or pie, or try their artisanal ice cream, home-made nougat.

Barrydale Weavers

Barrydale Hand Weavers are the only hand weavers of fine cotton in South Africa, sourcing their cotton from local growers in South Africa or neighbouring Southern African countries. Seeing the weavers at the loom is awe inspiring and well worth a visit. They are located at 37 De Kock Street, Barrydale.

Ronnies Sex Shop

This fun pub has become a regular pit-stop on the R62 in the Klein Karoo for bikers, local farmers and just about anyone in the area. Today Ronnie's Sex Shop is one of the most popular route 62 pubs and bikers, travellers and holidaymakers make a point of popping into Ronnie's for a pint or two, something to eat and a photograph of themselves next to the ‘Ronnies Sex Shop' sign. You can also get something to eat.

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm is the world’s first, finest and most original ostrich show. Meet ostriches face to face and learn more about ostrich farming! We are one of the most popular outdoor activities in Oudtshoorn for all ages.

Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are Africa's largest show caves and one of the Seven Wonders of Southern Africa, which makes the Cango Caves the archaeological and historical highlight of the Klein Karoo. It lies 29km from Oudtshoorn in the picturesque Cango Valley and is situated in a limestone ridge that runs parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains and here you’ll find the finest dripstone caves, with their massive halls and towering limestone formations in a variety of colours.


The best times to visit route 62

If you’re interested in dry weather, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Route 62 are September, May, and then December. Spring is from September to November and Autumn is from March to May. Autumn is a great time to visit as it has mild weather with lots of sunny days and cool evenings.

  • Photography: Year-round opportunities exist, however our summer months (October- March) are likely a more popular choice as there is more light thinking and opportunities to capture dramatic sunsets
  • Botanical: Late Winter into Spring (August, September and October)
  • Wildlife: Throughout the year.
  • Birding: Summer (October through to February)
  • Astronomy: Winter (June, July and August)
  • Walking: Winter months offer the preferred climate for extensive wilderness walking based on the cooler temperatures (June, July and August)

Relax in rustic tranquillity

The easily accessible towns, nestled among the Valleys, all offer ample opportunity for discovery. From visits to wineries and game reserves, art and cultural tours, museums, hiking trails and mountain climbing, 4×4 routes and canoeing expeditions, fishing and caves. You can unwind in one of the invigorating hot-springs, revel in luxury or relax in rustic tranquillity.

We look forward to sharing the unexpected pleasures of the Route 62 with you.


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