Route 62 (R62) is an 850km-long stretch of road that winds its way from Cape Town in the Western Cape, all the way to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
Arguably the more scenic route when compared to that of the national highway (N2), the R62 passes through picturesque, hidden-treasure wineland and farming towns like Worcester, Tulbagh, Wellington, Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith and Calitzdorp, to name a few.
Taking its cue from the famous American Route 66, which links Chicago and Los Angeles, Route 62 meanders along mountain passes, lush valleys, farms and vineyards, beautiful enough to distract even the driver.
Plenty of stops are definitely recommended, as many as you can manage, to take in the scenery, tour a wine farm, or even ride an ostrich. One thing you can be sure of along Route 62, is that hidden gem towns and activities will meet you along the way.
What to do on Route 62
Road-tripping through Route 62 should be experienced by everyone, at least once in their lifetime! With wine farms to explore, hot baths to soak in and wildlife to see, Route 62 is a one-stop-shop when it comes to things to do.
Where to stay on Route 62
Where to eat on Route 62