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Route 62 - Self-Drive Route

The Scenic Route 62, situated between Cape Town and Oudshoorn, is an iconic South African journey. Named widely across the globe as one of the best road-trip destinations in the world.

Route 62 was named after the iconic US Route 66. Add Route 66 to your South Africa trip as a scenic alternative to the dull motorway. Experience an unforgettable journey of a lifetime as you marvel at the dramatically striking natural landscape and diverse wildlife.

Traverse along the route winding through immense cascading waterfalls, lush green valleys, spectacular mountain passes and crystal clear streams. As you follow the route watch the distorted shapes and colours of fascinating rock faces and the abundance of indigenous flora, dating back from hundreds of millions of years ago.

Along Route 62 you pass through many beautiful South African towns, nestled along the valleys, many worth a stop to explore. With a wide range of activities differening between each town from animal reserves, tribal art, cultural tours and many museums. For the more adventurous, hiking trails and mountain climbing, 4x4 routes, canoeing, horse riding, even ostrich riding, fishing and caving. For the wine lovers, Route 62 is world-renowned as the longest wine route in the world. Home to many famous South African wineries and vineyards. Along the way be sure not to miss spotting the rare endangered Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird, often visual along Route 62’s dams and wetlands.

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