Route 62 is filled with amazing backpacker lodges. It starts at Robertson and winds its way through quaint towns to just past Oudtshoorn. It is worth getting off the N2 and spending a few days exploring this amazing part of South Africa.
The Alterntive Route to Backpacking in South Africa
Go on, get off the N2 and take the alternative route. Route 62. Revel in empty rolling roads with shaded picnic spots, mysterious kloofs,
pools hidden in mountain crags and wine farms basking in the sun. En route you’ll discover a land scattered with farmhouses and small villages drowning in roses, forgotten by time, fine wines, delicious conserves, hot springs, rock climbing routes and hikes through fynbos and down rugged kloofs.
Ostrich and sheep think it’s nirvana. They roast in the sun and graze happily on the spiky bushes. Talking about sheep, Karoo lamb is something every unrepentant meat eater should try. And remember. Forever.
This narrow plain lies between the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains which separate it from both the arid Karoo and the coastline.
Please note that Oudtshoorn is placed under the Garden Route.
Places to Stay
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Volunteer and help rural children.
Close to the beach, malls, the city centre and Durbans nightlife.
On the banks of Lake Kariba, this is relatively unexploited area is home to the Tonga, who still live according to age old traditions.
(Kariba Zim,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
This Table View backpackers definately needs you to check out the beach, the bars, the jacuzzi and the menagerie. Hmm. And surf, windsurfing and going mad…
(Northern Beaches,Cape Town)
This Lesotho backpackers is set in the grounds of the original trading post and is a good base for exploring the beautiful Lesotho surroundings.
A comfy, fun spot.
Knoll Guest House offers travellers comfortable accommodation on their beautiful farm.
(Hilton,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
This Backpackers' hostel is set in 3 hectares of forest near to the Vic Bay's famous surfing beach
(Victoria Bay,Garden Route)
Easy access to the North West and to the Plilanesberg National Park.
(Hartbeespoort and surrounds,North West Province)