12 October 2012

Did you know... the Route 62 in South Africa is the longest wine route in the World

The famous Route 62, stretching from Cape Town via Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth, is said to be the longest wine route in the World. It spans a distance of about 850km. The route, named after the R62 regional route, leads through the wine-growing areas of Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester, Robertson and the Klein (Little) Karoo. The Route 62 is a mountainous, shorter and more scenic alternative to the N2 highway with  easily accessible towns, nestled along the valleys.

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One of the most famous attractions along the Route 62, besides the wine, the landscape and picturesque towns, is "Ronnie's Sex Shop" in Barrydale. The "shop" is actually a pub that was painted with the name one night as a prank by Ronnie’s friends. Other attractions along the route are, of course, wine tours, but also safari drives, hiking tours, 4x4 routes, cultural excursions, horse & ostrich riding a number of adrenaline tours, such as skydiving, canoeing, caving and much more. For accommodation along the route, click here! Enjoy!

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