The beautiful winding Route 62 that makes its way from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape in South Africa, has been listed by CNN Travel as one of the best road trips for 2017.
The R62, which winds between Port Elizabeth, through to the Langkloof, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town made it onto the coveted list alongside 9 other international routes. The route was picked for its picture-perfect scenic views and vineyards, with CNN Travel dubbing it “a journey to the unexpected.”
Must see attractions along the way include Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Garden Route which lies further out from Oudtshoorn. There are many other towns such as parts of the Klein Karoo, Montagu, and Humansdorp, wineries, hiking trails, fishing sports and even 4×4 routes to explore along the way.
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Here are the world’s top 10 road trips on CNN Travel’s list:
- Milford Road, New Zealand
- Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
- Great Ocean Road, Australia
- Transfagarasan Road, Romania
- The Alcan Highway, Canada to Alaska
- The Atlantic Road, Norway
- Jebel Hafeet, United Arab Emirates
- Ticlio Pass, Peru
- NC500, Scotland
- Route 62, South Africa