Driving distance Approx 600-700kms. Suggested minimum
stay 4 Days
Characterised by the wide open
spaces of the Karoo and defined by the dramatic mountains which divide the dry
interior from the wetter coastal regions, the Inland Route East - Route 62 - is
the quieter, alternate route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
And it's one that every type of traveller will enjoy.
With few major centres along the way, this is the perfect road to follow if
you're looking for the real rural South Africa. It has come to known as the
World's Longest Wine Route weaving through the wine regions of Paarl,
Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester, Robertson and the Little Karoo - and some of the
country's most spectacular agricultural fields. Along the way you'll see grapes,
deciduous fruit and olives - and miles and miles of untouched open space.
Naturally the wine cellars of Route 62 are major attractions. But remember that
this is the quieter route, dotted with small towns and friendly villages where
you'll be invited to relax, rejuvenate and explore - and to enjoy scenic
experiences like mountain biking, hiking and canoeing and cultural attractions
like museums, galleries and quaint arts and crafts stores.
But above all you'll find tranquility - and that's why we invite you to travel
slowly along Route 62. To revel in a total peace and quiet that's almost lost to
this hurly-burly modern world