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Road Cycling Holidays in South Africa – See the Best of South Africa on Your Bike
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Road Cycling Holidays in South Africa – See the Best of South Africa on Your Bike

Road Cycling Holidays in South Africa ~ Road cycling holidays are not something you associate with the vastness of South Africa - you definitely won’t manage to see the whole of the country on your bike. Not unless you have months at your disposal (there ar...
Best Places to Stay on Route 62, the World’s Longest Wine Route
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Best Places to Stay on Route 62, the World’s Longest Wine Route

Choose from these 10 best places to stay on Route 62, South Africa. The drive is considered the world’s longest wine route. The scenic route meanders through the Klein Karoo and Langkloof fruit valley, and along the way there are plenty of places to stay. N...
10 Superb Scenic Drives in South Africa
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10 Superb Scenic Drives in South Africa

Narrowing scenic drives in South Africa down to ten is not easy. Just the mountain passes in each of the provinces would leave you speechless for months (the Swartberg, Sani and Bainskloof passes in particular). And so we've selected a number of longer rout...
Exploring Calitzdorp in South Africa’s Klein Karoo
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Exploring Calitzdorp in South Africa’s Klein Karoo

I never imagined that I would spend any longer than a few hours in a one-horse town like Calitzdorp. I’d only heard the name a few times before my parents took my brother and I there for a few days. Being a lover of the sea, I didn’t quite understand the allur...
Things To Do On The R62
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Things To Do On The R62

The R62 stretches between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape and is often used as an alternative to the Garden Route for tourists travelling between these provinces. Because of the beauty of this Karoo route, though, it has become a tourist attraction in it...
Cape Town to Oudtshoorn – Route 62 in winter is simply the cat’s whiskers
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Cape Town to Oudtshoorn – Route 62 in winter is simply the cat’s whiskers

Route 62, marketed as the longest wine route in the world, runs from Cape  Town via Worcester, Montagu, Oudtshoorn and the Langkloof right the way to Port Elizabeth. All 850 kms of it. But one seldom drives it in its entirety, and so the route tends to be brok...
The R62 Brandy Route
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The R62 Brandy Route

The South African brandy industry has a rich and proud history of brandy making extending 330 years. The word brandy comes from the Dutch word "brandewijn" which means burnt wine, referring to its distillation. Home to superlative quality brandies, connoisseur...
Lunching at Clarke of the Karoo
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Lunching at Clarke of the Karoo

It's pouring with rain, the first proper soaking Barrydale has had this season, it's a Monday morning around midday, and we're nigh on freezing. We later learn that snow lies on the tips of the surrounding Langeberg Mountains, not visible because of the blanke...
Bella Montagu
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Bella Montagu

Friends of mine were not exaggerating when they described Montagu as a Victorian village, with streets lined with Cape Dutch style monuments. The quaint town, set on Route 62, surrounded by vineyards, fruit orchards and mountains is indeed a perfectly preserve...
Miles of Smiles, Robertson and the Wacky Wine Weekend
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Miles of Smiles, Robertson and the Wacky Wine Weekend

We had an early start to Saturday morning; 4.30 to be precise.  After the confusion of finding the correct road for our trip to Darling two weeks ago, a bit more forethought had been given to this journey and although we left ten minutes later than planned at ...
Route 62 – the longest Wine Route in the World
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Route 62 – the longest Wine Route in the World

Route 62 (reputed to be the longest wine route in the world) in the Western Cape is a slow, meandering wander through a series of fascinating small towns and breathtaking scenery. The route is particularly well known for good food and excellent wine as it trav...
Wacky & Wonderful Robertson!
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Wacky & Wonderful Robertson!

Located in the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains, on Route 62 between Worcester and Swellendam, is the small town of Robertson. With a history spanning more than 150 years, having been founded in 1853, the town has plenty to offer, despite only having a ...
Route 62 – The longest wine route in the world
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Route 62 – The longest wine route in the world

Route 62  is modeled after the iconic US Route 66, made famous by the late, great Nat King Cole in the eponymous song of the mid 20th century. Travelers headed for the fabulous Garden Route will find that Route 62 offers a better alternative to the dull N2 mot...