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.
Wildlife at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn
Why you should visit: The Cango Wildlife Ranch offers unique attractions ranging from a cheetah catwalk – where you can stroll along a catwalk over a large cheetah enclosure, to Lemur Falls, which just happens to be the only interactive lemur exhibit in South Africa. Definitely worth a visit.
How much does it cost: Standard tickets are R180 per adult and R120 per child.
How to get there: The ranch is situated 3km outside of Oudtshoorn on the R62.
Hot Springs in Montagu
Why you should visit: With hot, healing waters that naturally flow from a fissure 5 metres underground, the heated pools at Montagu Hot Springs are a definite must-experience. The water remains at a constant 43ºC, and is said to have healing properties.
How much does it cost: Entrance to the heated pools is R15 per person per weekday and R20 over weekends and all holidays.
How to get there: Montagu Hot Springs is situated on Uitvlugt Street in Bergsig, Montagu.
Ostriches in Oudtshoorn
Why you should visit: Perfectly fun for the whole family, ostrich tours offer close-up views and interactive education of these magnificent birds. Safari Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn also offers the only tractor safari on an ostrich farm in South Africa.
How much does it cost: Tickets are R156 per adult and free for children between ages four and 15. Book online.
Earthquake Museum in Tulbagh
Why you should visit: In 1969, Tulbagh experienced a massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked the small town to its very core. The exhibits at the Earthquake museum pay tribute to the town and its people and the impact that the earthquake had on them.
How much does it cost: R30 for adults and R5 for children.
How to get there: The museum can be found on Church Street in Tulbagh.