Garden Route - R62 - South Africa

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Today is the day that we will be driving from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town, our final destination in South Africa. We follow broadly the Garden Route, the R62. The Garden Route is a very popular route in western South Africa.

We begin our journey in Oudtshoorn and drive west. Soon we arrive in Calitzdorp and we stop to refuel. Then we drive through the Little Karoo to Ladysmith. We stop at one of the viewpoints of the Huisrivierpas where a monument stands.
After Ladysmith, we continue to follow the R62 towards Barrydale. We pass Ronnie's sex shop, a tourist bar. And when we leave the R 62 near Montagu and we follow the direction towards Robertson. We drive through the Kogmanskloof and stop at one of the parking.
R 62 is a beautiful road to drive. Besides the beautiful nature there are several small villages along the road where a lot of tourist attractions.

We follow the R60 towards Worcester and we turn towards Villiersdorp. We drive a long time along the Tea Waters Gorge Dam, a large reservoir. We get the impression that this reservoir is fairly new. There are dead trees rotting in the water. We drive in the area of Franschhoek. This means that we come close to Franschhoek pass in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Nature. The Franschhoek Pass is very nice to drive. We regret that we are on the other side already, but on a parking lot, we have a great view of Franschhoek. Finally we drive on the R310 to Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is a pretty big city and for the first time this holiday it is pretty busy on the road. We drive through Stellenbosch towards the N2 to Cape Town. The last part of the route we drive on the N2 to our accommodation in Cape Town.

The Garden Route, we found both a beautiful route to drive. You drive along the beautiful mountain ranges, over beautiful mountain and passes between long vineyards. The villages are a great variety in the beautiful nature. Along the way are plenty of places where you can stop. The Garden Route is approximately 500 km long, so take enough the time to do it.

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