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Address: Klein Karoo, Montagu 6720, South Africa

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The quiet alternative to garden route

If you´re going from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth and want to avoid the traffic and trucks on the garden route, this is even more spectecular landscape!

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Till S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you´re going from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth and want to avoid the traffic and trucks on the garden route, this is even more spectecular landscape!

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Thank Till S
Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Route 62 is a much more scenic option from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town or the other way. The landscape changes all the time and you pass through interesting towns such as Barrydale (we stayed there 2 nights) with it's famous roadside cafes (Ronnies Sex Shop/Diesel & Creme). There were a number of veld fires burning away on some of the... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The R62 is a great road to drive. Round every corner is another quirky sign advertising somewhere to eat or drink. Worth stopping to take photos! And the scenery is good too.

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6 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Little or Klein Karoo provides a wonderful contrast to the coast, with wonderful mountain backdrops, farmland and vineyards.

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Thank Oldre
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

For the uninitiated the best route across the Cape is perhaps not so much the garden route as the Klein Karoo. We were fortunate in that we went to PE via the Garden Route then following local advice bordering on insistence - lol - we returned to Cape Town via the Klein Karoo and what a beautiful trip it was... More 

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1 Thank Steve T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Route 62 is a must and Prince Albert is a lovely town with friendly community and lovely food at Karoo Kombuis for dinner. The breakfast at Country Store is excellent. The Waterfall in Meiringspoort is a must between the historic Mountain range of the Swartberg. At Barrydale, just at end of town is delicious belgium milkshakes.

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Thank Magdalena W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We came back via Route 62 on our trip along the Garden Route, minimal traffic, great roads and scenery, great little places to stop and have a drink and a meal. Slower pace than the N2 but really enjoyable miles fly by.

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1 Thank Anne F
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

We travelled along a section of the R62 and granted, it was in the middle of the week before the holiday rush started, but what a pleasant drive it was! Although there were road works, the road between Ashton and Montagu actually closed for 2 hours for traffic in either direction while blasting occurs (Tuesday and Thursday, 11.00 to 13.00),... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Wonderful scenery. Great food stops. Excellent driving conditions. Fabulous passes and lush valleys.

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Thank deborah r
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This road is just so beautiful. The scenery is stunning, the people you meet on the way are so friendly .. it's remote but safe and still not touristy like the garden route. Make sure you take lots of water in the car as there aren't many places to stop and have a drink.

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