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Wide open farm land with a water windmill pump at sunset in the Karoo in South Africa

Route 62 & The Karoo

Driving Route 62 & The Karoo


Route 62 is a scenic tourist route running 850 km along South Africa's south coast, from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

Route 62 is also home to the world's longest wine route. It is an excellent hinterland alternative to the Garden Route for travel from Cape Town.


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Route 62 & The Karoo holiday ideas

Southern right whale, Hermanus

South Africa: Cape, Wine & Whales

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,245 pp incl. flights


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Turn out from Cape Town’s welcoming charms, golden-sand beaches and iconic skyline to taste your way through South Africa’s finest vineyards in the endlessly rolling Winelands before discovering the world’s best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.

Aerial view of Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Highlights of South Africa

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,995 pp incl. flights

This is the perfect introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards before ending with an all-inclusive Big-Five safari.

Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Kruger‬

13-day tailor-made self-drive & safari from £4,980 pp incl. flights

Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations on one trip, linking Cape Town with the historic Winelands, ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger National Park.

Pool, Motswari Game Lodge

Classic Cape, Blue Train and Safari

16-day tailor-made holiday from £5,455 pp incl. flights

Follow in the tracks of kings and presidents with a trip aboard the stunning Blue Train, its 19th-century luxuries linking Cape Town with an all-inclusive Big Five safari. Return from expert-led game drives in a private reserve to four poster beds and gourmet meals.

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Places to stay along Route 62 & The Karoo

Oude Werf, Stellenbosch

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Historic hotel

Located in the idyllic Winelands town of Stellebosh, Oude Werf is perfectly placed to explore the sprawling vineyards and Cape Dutch estates of South Africa's premier wine-making region.

Rosenhof Country House, Oudtshoorn

Rosenhof Country House, Oudtshoorn

Historic resort

One of the finest establishments in the region, the quaint country house is surrounded by picturesque gardens located on the towns edge.

La Plume, Oudtshoorn

La Plume Guest House, Oudtshoorn

Historic hotel

An unexpected oasis and a palace of indulgence, enjoy tranquil surroundings as you unwind in an intimate hotel overlooking the Swarthberg mountains.

Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl, Cape Winelands

Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl, Cape Winelands

Historic hotel

Located in the centre of the green Winelands, the Grande Roche Hotel is perfect for those looking to escape the tourist-congested Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

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Where to go in Route 62 & The Karoo

Cape Winelands, South Africa, Africa

Cape Winelands

With its magnificent scenery, world-class vineyards, fabulous food and wide range of boutique luxury accommodation, it's not surprising that the Cape Winelands rank highly on many visitors' South Africa bucket list.


Calitzdorp lies halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The village is the port capital of South Africa and takes pride in its wine industry and world-class port product.


The largest town in the Little Karoo region is also home to the largest ostrich population in the world; and the 20-million-year-old Cango Caves system is South Africa's oldest tourist attraction and frequently described as one of the great natural wonders of the world.

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Route 62 & The Karoo articles

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The South African Rand has experienced continual weakening over the past few years and it currently at an all-time low against the Pound Sterling, making South Africa a high-value destination for 2016. Our typical holidays are up to £1,000 cheaper per couple, such is the relative power of the UK's …

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The best food and wine holidays in the world

From nectorial white wines to ambrosial game meats, we have hand-picked our favourite food and wine holidays around the world, including highlights from South Africa, Chile and France.

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