Route 62 / Klein Karoo

Cape Route 62 is the tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa, that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, offering a scenic alternative to the N2 highway.

It's an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora - all contribute to make Paarl, Wellington, the Breede River Valley, Klein Karoo and Langkloof some of South Africa's most diverse regions.

The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards, as well as the multitude of attractions, will offer you an unforgettable adventure - whether this is in the physical sense or simply a kaleidoscope of scenic tranquility.

Cape Route 62 will take you along the longest wine route in the Western Cape and most likely the whole world. Innovation and pride, combined with a terrain and mild climate that are harmoniously balanced, results in the prominence of the outstanding wines on Cape Route 62.

The easily accesible towns, nestled along the valleys, all offer ample opportunity for discovery. From visits to wineries and game reserves, tribal art, cultural tours, museums and for the more adventurous: hiking trails and mountain climbing, 4x4 routes, canoeing, horse riding, even ostrich riding, fishing and caving...

Cape Route 62 is an exciting experience, even for the well-travelled. And when you are tired after a long day's travel, you can even unwind in one of the region's invigorating hot-springs, revel in luxury or relax in rustic tranquility.

This scenic route passes through farming towns such as Calitzdorp, Ladismith, historic Amalienstein, Zoar and the fruit growing and wine producing towns of Barrydale, Montagu, Ashton, Bonnievale, Robertson, McGregor, Worcester,Rawsonville, Ceres, Wolseley, Tulbagh, Wellington and Paarl. It includes the Langkloof with the following towns; Misgund, Louterwater, Krakeel, Joubertina and Kareedouw.

Selected Accommodation along Route 62

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Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

A unique South African bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo within the Garden Route, only 5 hours drive from Cape Town.

Unique, understated elegance in our luxury tented accommodation in Oudtshoorn. With the Swartberg mountains as backdrop and a magnificent waterhole at your doorstep, it’s the closest you’ll get to the wild of the Klein Karoo and true African accommodation.

Just off the famous Route 62, part of the South African Garden Route & Klein Karoo, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers you an escape to something spectacular. Experience an array of wildlife including Elephants, Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo and over 200 bird species.  We also offer African Bush Safaris, Meerkat Safaris, Elephant Feeding, Walking & Riding Experiences.

Our A la Carte Restaurant offers some of the best local cuisine in the area.  It is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks & sundowners on our surrounding deck overlooking the magnificent waterhole from where you might see some game species.

Just a stone’s throw away are attractions such as the culture-rich town of Oudtshoorn, Swartberg Mountain Nature Reserve, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farms, Wine Farms and the Gamaskloof Valley ( also known as “Die Hell”).

De Zeekoe

Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route's Klein Karoo, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world’s 17 "hot spots" with 3 overlapping flower zones. Surrounded by a variety of Oudtshoorn Attractions like ostrich farms, longest wine route in the world (R 62), Cango caves, Wildlife ranch, waterfalls and museums, makes this the ideal destination for a visit or a stay over in the Klein Karoo. This owner managed, 2000 hectare working farm, is malaria free and child friendly.
De Zeekoe Oudtshoorn offers a unique in the world opportunity to walk with Wild Meerkats (Meerkat adventures) and to be part of the shy 5 experience!
De Zeekoe's unique charm & extraordinary activities attracts guests of a different kind. People from all walks of life visit this stylish lusern farm in search of a unique experience.

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Guests can choose between various Oudtshoorn Accommodation, ranging from stylish rooms to rustic waterfront chalets, either for a self catering stay, a stylish bed and breakfast or a farm holiday. (Our Superior Rooms are wheelchair-friendly.)

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Facilities: Free WiFi, Free secure parking, Restaurant, Conference centre, Wine cellar, Swimming Pool, Lounge with DSTV
Room Facilities: All rooms are equipped with all the necessary luxuries.
Services: Laundry at an additional cost, Assistance with daily travel excursions, Free car wash

Madi Madi

Once in a lifetime you find a special place suspended in time, hidden in a secluded valley in one of the most ancient and remote corners of the world... Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge. At Madi-Madi expect a combination of luxury accommodation and tranquillity. The essence of Madi-Madi lies in its exceptional setting and exclusiveness. The Klein Karoo's Kammanassie River runs only meters away from the lodge and depending on rainfall, you can also experience nature over that of a dry river bed. The foothills of the Kammanassie Mountain conjure peace. Sit back and enjoy the remote surroundings, at your own pace. 
The Madi-Madi Karoo Safari Lodge provides unique Luxury Little Karoo Accommodation that is close to the neighbouring towns of Dysseldorp and Oudtshoorn.  Being close to Route 62 (R62), our Karoo Game Lodge is a great base from which to stop over when making your way through the Klein Karoo.

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Guests have an amazing selection of 2 Executive Riverfront Cottages, 2 Luxury Suites and 2 Superior Riverfront Cottages, all with amazing 180 degree views of the Kammanassie River. Both cottage types are offering guests extensive views of the surrounding mountains while overlooking part of the 13 km stretch of the Karoo's Kammanassie river. Each cottage offers a secluded haven in which to unwind in sheer comfort.  This is the ideal accommodation for a unique and luxurious getaway in the Western Cape's Klein Karoo.

 

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Facilities: Swimming pool
Room Facilities: Airconditioning, Fire place, Lounge area, Coffee/Tea facilities, Safe, Mini bar
Services: A variety of activities can be enjyed from the lodge

Olive Garden Country Lodge

A place in the mountains where the living is good... About 9 km outside of Robertson.
At Olive Garden you can indulge in the Italian art of 'far-niente' or 'doing nothing'.
But this is not all. Enjoy the hot hydro-jet jacuzzi in the garden, the sparkling pool and the lazy hammock. There are other activities too, such as exploring the mountain trails and discovering the Robertson wine estates. They're all right on their doorstep, as well as the romantic boat cruise on the Breede River.
Olive Garden Country Lodge offers 8 luxury rooms, set among evergreen olive trees in the foothills of the Kranskop Mountains. Luxury Bohemian Afro-chic in style, with verandahs that overlook the Klaasvoogds Valley and surrounding mountains, the cottages are designed to relax the body and replenish the soul.
Olive Garden is also a place where one enjoys 'lekker' wholesome food prepared by Belgian chef and sommelier, Fernand Van Wassenhove. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, guests only.

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All luxury cottages are set in lush Arty gardens, and they each have their own furnished covered terrace overlooking the olives groves and the valley below. The earthy decoration of the cottages is inspired by nature's best and expressed with Bohemian Afro-chic flair so that our guests can enjoy great comfort and ultimately, a relaxing experience.
Olive Garden offers a choice of 2 De Luxe Pool Cottages, 2 Standard Garden Cottages, 1 Luxury Family Cottage and 2 Honeymoon Suites.

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Facilities: WiFi, Fire Place in lounge, Restaurant offering breakfast and dinner, Satellite TV, Large beautiful art garden, Swimming pool, Off street parking, Hiking trail
Room Facilities: En-suite, Furnished covered terrace, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Safe, Satellite TV
Services: Laundry at an additional cost, Bicycles for hire, Dinner on request