What to do in Oudtshoorn

The small town of Oudtshoorn in the beautiful Klein Karoo is almost always included in a Garden Route tour. Not because it’s on the Garden Route but because it’s close enough to it, provides a stark contrast to the lush coastal Garden Route, and because it’s well worth a visit for its own sake. But,…

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Way off the beaten path

The third of the goals mentioned on a recent roadtrip here was the drive from Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp that winds its way along the Swartberg Mountains. This is way off the beaten path – not the main tarred road linking these towns, but the alternative back road to the usual R62. This should take about an…

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Small towns of the Western Cape

Small towns of the Western Cape are plentiful and here are a few that we love to visit. Stellenbosch This town is packed with history and is the centre of the wine making industry in South Africa. It has a wonderful ambiance with students, pavements cafes for coffee and people watching, and some wonderful art…

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The route less travelled

Loosely based on the U.S.A.’s Route 66, our Route 62 extends from near Cape Town to the Eastern Cape and is the route less travelled for those who prefer a scenic and leisurely way to see the region. I think the term ‘road trip’ was invented for roads like Route 62. Miles and miles of…

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