Historical Route 62

by Cape Country Routes, February 23, 2015

Description

Start your trip via the West Coast and Cederberg Routes OR take off on your cross-country journey via Paarl, Wellington, and the old Bainskloof Pass to Ceres and Route 62.

 Paarl, a lovely wine-route town is one of the three oldest settlements in the country. A treasure house of Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian architecture is found in the longest Main Street in the country. Tulbagh can be reached via the Bainskloof Pass, which is a national monument along its entire length. Tulbagh, a historic town with a wealth of Cape Dutch architecture was extensively damaged in the 1969 earthquake and has since been restored to its old- world splendour. It has the largest concentration of un-interrupted national monuments in South Africa. Ceres is an ideal overnight stop for a wilderness experience in the Cederberg Mountains before heading for the Breede River Valley and the towns of Worcester, Robertson and Montagu. Visit the KWV Brandy Cellar at Worcester, largest of its kind in the world, for a cellar tour and brandy tasting. Brandy is the favourite spirit in South Africa. Taste wine at one of the many wine cellars along the fertile Breede River valley. Montagu, the heart of Route 62, is famous for its heritage in brandy making, wine, fruit, mountains and natural hot springs. Cogmans Kloof, a National Monument is the natural gateway into Montagu. This is an area of magnificent views, panoramic landscapes, towering cliffs, crystal-clear streams and abundant indigenous flora.

 The Route

Cape Town, Paarl, Wellington, Wolseley, Tulbagh, Ceres – Worcester, Robertson, McGregor, Bonnievale, Ashton – Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, Prince Albert, De Rust, Uniondale, Joubertina, Kareedouw, Oysters Bay, Cape St Francis

Accommodation

Follow these links for Accommodation Options:

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

De Zeekoe

Montagu County Hotel

 

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