The Cape Route 62 runs between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn through the interior of the Western Cape province along green vineyards, beautiful mountain passes, crystal clear rivers, through small villages and the karoo (half-desert). The first part from Cape Town to Worcester you drive on the N1 highway, then from Worcester to about Montagu you follow the R60 and then to Oudtshoorn the R62, where the name of the route comes from. This route is extremely suitable for self-driving due to the good condition of the road network, safety, many different accommodation options along the route and the diversity of sights.
Ladismith, at the foot of the Swartberg mountains, is suitable for a village walk because of the different architectural styles including Neo-Gothic, Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo style.
Driving further through the mountains you will arrive at the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, the best place to visit an ostrich farm, but there are also crocodile farms. You will also find the Cango Caves, these caves have beautiful rooms and are certainly worth a visit. Oudtshoorn offers a good base for hiking, horse riding, mountain biking or a car ride through the beautiful Swartberg Pass towards Prince Albert.
The Meiringspoort starts at De Rust, a paved road through beautiful rock formations along a small river.