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Title: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: iamgigglz on November 11, 2014, 05:08:07 pm
In December I'll be travelling with swambo and four friends from the big smoke to Willowmore, then through to Stellenbosch.

By complete accident I came across the apparently famous route 62, which we would probably take from Uniondale -> Oudtshoorn -> Barrydale -> Montagu -> Robertson -> Worcester -> Stellies. I figured that would be nicer than the boring N-bloody-one.

We can't spend a lot of time dawdling around curio shops and wotnot, but we need a good lunch stop between Barrydale (Diesel & Creme?) and Montagu. Any other suggestions of really nice stops for swambo (views/waterfalls/whatever) would be appreciated.

...and where the %$#@ is Ronnies?

Cheers
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Kykdaar on November 11, 2014, 05:46:06 pm
Sub.

Years ago ChrisL took me to a famous place to eat along the way - all bikers get some port or something for free? Think it was called the famous pumkin or something like that.

We will also be in that area so am also keen go get some pointers.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: AntonDP on November 11, 2014, 05:55:37 pm
Ronnie's sex shop is a must stop.

Barrydale for lekker Brandy

Wine, wine, and more wine.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Kobus on November 12, 2014, 12:14:10 pm
Last year I did the whole route and was surprised by the long travelling time.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Eisbein on November 12, 2014, 12:18:03 pm
Country Pumpkin in Barrydale is always lekker and a good value for money breakfast joint.

Ronnie's Sex shop is halfway between Ladysmith and Barrydale (at the intersection where the turn-off is for Warmwaterberg).

I like the scenery on 'Huisrivier pass' (on the Cape Town side of Calitz dorp on R62)

I don't know enough about the whole route to point out 'must see attractions'

Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Mantis on November 12, 2014, 01:09:02 pm
20km outside Oudtshoorn on your way to the Cango caves there is a turn off to the right where you can find a beautiful waterfall. You will think that your are in the middle of the Tsitsikamma forest. PM me for detail if you are interested.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: KTM Kev on November 12, 2014, 01:10:33 pm
If your route allows, I would suggest Gysmanshoek Pass [S33 56.245 E21 03.252].
Read about it here ... http://mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/western-cape/item/249-gysmanshoek-pass.html (http://mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/western-cape/item/249-gysmanshoek-pass.html)
I did this last weekend and the scenery is awesome.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Eisbein on November 12, 2014, 01:12:19 pm
20km outside Oudtshoorn on your way to the Cango caves there is a turn off to the right where you can find a beautiful waterfall. You will think that your are in the middle of the Tsitsikamma forest. PM me for detail if you are interested.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=8582.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=8582.0)

Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: dieseldawie on November 12, 2014, 01:27:42 pm
Sub

I am doing the route in the reverse direction from around the 20th Dec. Final destination KZN Midlands.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: iamgigglz on November 12, 2014, 02:26:48 pm
Wow, a lot more interest in this than I thought there would be!

Kobus, thanks for the heads up re travelling time. The road is twisty and slow with few overtaking opportunities, so I guess progress will be...sedate, but I'm ok with that :)

Mantis, I'll be PM'ing you about that waterfall. Sounds great.
Thanks for the link to the RR Eisbein!

For the benefit of others, a list of the recommendations:


 ;D
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Coxwain on November 12, 2014, 02:35:13 pm
Don't forget to pop into Koedoeskloof to say Hi to Veldtjie and his gorgeous wife Veldbloom. 
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Eisbein on November 12, 2014, 02:39:30 pm
Don't forget to pop into Koedoeskloof to say Hi to Veldtjie and his gorgeous wife Veldbloom. 

Oh yes !

Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Coxwain on November 12, 2014, 02:45:42 pm
There's also Seweweekspoort and Gamkaskloof dam if you want to take a small detour.
The riding in that area is truly awesome. If you have a bit of time on your hands, go up the Swaartberg Pass its truly spectacular !!!
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: KTM Kev on November 12, 2014, 02:54:49 pm
For general knowledge; Gysmanshoek Pass - I would not dive this pass in a normal 2wd vehicle.
There were sections that had sandy streams running over the road (even in Nov).
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: iamgigglz on November 12, 2014, 02:57:51 pm
For general knowledge; Gysmanshoek Pass - I would not dive this pass in a normal 2wd vehicle.
There were sections that had sandy streams running over the road (even in Nov).


Interesting; I took that from the website. Good to know.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Eisbein on November 12, 2014, 03:00:35 pm
There's also Seweweekspoort and Gamkaskloof dam if you want to take a small detour.
The riding in that area is truly awesome. If you have a bit of time on your hands, go up the Swaartberg Pass its truly spectacular !!!

The problem with 7 weeks poort is it takes you back to the N1.
:biggrin:

So you either have to have time to drive through and come back or then continue down the N1 again from Laingsburg.

Unless of course like you mentioned you also have time for Swartberg pass...

Then it is From Oudshoorn accross Swartberg pass and then N1 to Laingsburg, through 7 weeks and then onwards on R62, but that will put hours onto your travel time for that day.

It is totally worth it though.

Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: KTM Kev on November 12, 2014, 03:18:47 pm
... or you can cut back to Anysberg Reserve, Ou berg Pass and the Montagu.

(http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n628/kevimac/Temp_zpsc2225fa1.jpg)
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: OomD on November 12, 2014, 03:25:28 pm
If you can, stop at Meiringspoort waterfall. Legend has it that mermaids lived in the rock pool, and that its depth is endless. There's nice high rocks to jump off into the (very big, very refreshing) pool. You can't see it from the road, you need to park and walk a few hundred meters to the rock pool.

But absolutely worth it! We stumbled upon it by accident once, and now make a point of stopping there every time we're in that area.

Here's a map to it: http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/de-rust/waterfall/meiringspoort-waterfall.aspx (http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/de-rust/waterfall/meiringspoort-waterfall.aspx)
And some historic info: http://www.princealbert.org.za/what-to-do/meiringspoort/ (http://www.princealbert.org.za/what-to-do/meiringspoort/)
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: iamgigglz on November 12, 2014, 03:54:43 pm
If you can, stop at Meiringspoort waterfall. Legend has it that mermaids lived in the rock pool, and that its depth is endless. There's nice high rocks to jump off into the (very big, very refreshing) pool. You can't see it from the road, you need to park and walk a few hundred meters to the rock pool.

But absolutely worth it! We stumbled upon it by accident once, and now make a point of stopping there every time we're in that area.

Here's a map to it: http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/de-rust/waterfall/meiringspoort-waterfall.aspx (http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/de-rust/waterfall/meiringspoort-waterfall.aspx)
And some historic info: http://www.princealbert.org.za/what-to-do/meiringspoort/ (http://www.princealbert.org.za/what-to-do/meiringspoort/)


Gold! Dankie Oom.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 12, 2014, 03:58:35 pm
Montagu - there is a padstal on the right, right at the end of town - the very last building - had some good grub there.

Also, as you leave, there is a natural stone tunnel you drive through - there is an old fort built on top - take a walk up there (probably 70m from the car park, 30m scramble up the path), the view from up there is amazing! Total time - 15min.....

Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 12, 2014, 03:59:22 pm
Montagu - there is a padstal on the right, right at the end of town - the very last building - had some good grub there.

Also, as you leave, there is a natural stone tunnel you drive through - there is an old fort built on top - take a walk up there (probably 70m from the car park, 30m scramble up the path), the view from up there is amazing! Total time - 15min.....
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: woody1 on November 12, 2014, 04:04:29 pm
If you like a nice strong cheese, stop in Ladismith at the Parmalat shop and buy a BLACK WHEEL extra matured cheese.   Lekker ... :drif:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Lem on November 12, 2014, 04:09:47 pm
if you're a bit into shows like American Restoration or American Pickers, go check out the lovely roadhouse in Barrydale called Diesel & Crème.

Apparently they also have a superb gourmet burger & milkshake  :drif:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Kykdaar on November 12, 2014, 04:51:03 pm
Some great tips here thanks.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: HB 9 on November 12, 2014, 05:35:00 pm
I suggest you take your picture at Ronnie's but I will not support them... Much better service and food / pricing at the Pumpkin place...
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 12, 2014, 06:51:28 pm
You cannot ride/drive without visiting Koedoeskloof outside Ladismith. :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 12, 2014, 07:23:45 pm
I will wave to you as we go past each other. I am going the opposite way.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: dw1 on November 12, 2014, 07:41:20 pm
20 km before Calitzdorp (coming from Oudtshoorn) turn right at Kruisrivier sign. Carry on to a T Junction and turn left to go to Calitzdorp where you join the R62 again.

This is a very scenic little detour - about 60km which takes you past the Redstone hills (See picture) and through the Groenfontein valley past the Calitzdorp Dam.

If it is on a weekend you might want to stop at the Oude Postkantoor (Old Post Office) for lunch and to peruse some of the local art. They are only open on weekends. Behind this is a wine cellar - Peter Bayly wines. They make excellent Port.

This is a great area to ride a DS bike so maybe you can scout out where you should next take a bike trip.

Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Veldbrand on November 12, 2014, 08:36:20 pm
20 km before Calitzdorp (coming from Oudtshoorn) turn right at Kruisrivier sign. Carry on to a T Junction and turn left to go to Calitzdorp where you join the R62 again.

This is a very scenic little detour - about 60km which takes you past the Redstone hills (See picture) and through the Groenfontein valley past the Calitzdorp Dam.

If it is on a weekend you might want to stop at the Oude Postkantoor (Old Post Office) for lunch and to peruse some of the local art. They are only open on weekends. Behind this is a wine cellar - Peter Bayly wines. They make excellent Port.

This is a great area to ride a DS bike so maybe you can scout out where you should next take a bike trip.


What the man says but if you have any more time on your hands, follow the route attached and pop in for a cold one.
This will add the Oude Muragie road to the bottom of the Swartberg pass and link up with the Groenfontein road which dw1 mentions above.
A few of the abovementioned attractions are also marked on this file like Seweweekspoort, Koedoeskloof, Ronnies and Diesel and Creme.
Unfortunately most people speed from Jozi to CT in the shortest time because apparently that's where it's happening... ::) but in their haste miss all the good stuff along the way. Yes one always says you'll go back there again one day but the next time they speed past again because there's apparently an even bigger and better party or some or other all important meeting to attend in CT or wherever.
If you don't have the time to do all the loops I've added, at least ride the one dw1 suggested above (it might add 1 1/2 hours to your travelling time), shoot up the Seweweekspoort and back to the R62 (this will set you back another hour) and come show your face, have a cold one and stretch your legs. (People have gotten stuck here for days before... :biggrin:)
Happy and safe travels!
 
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: iamgigglz on November 13, 2014, 08:06:53 am
Unfortunately most people speed from Jozi to CT in the shortest time because apparently that's where it's happening... ::) but in their haste miss all the good stuff along the way.

That's exactly what I'm trying to avoid, not only for myself, but also to avoid sharing the road with people in that mindset.

It should be mentioned as well that we'll all be caged for this trip. I don't think swambo would appreciate 11 hours in the saddle for her first pillion ride on the Transalp  :lol8: Our faithful Renault Duster should handle pretty much anything the trip has to offer though. I must organise a paw for it...

That's a very nice invitation Velbrand, thank you. The thing is that, even though we're taking the longer, more scenic route, we unfortunately still only have one night to spend getting to Stellenbosch. After much distance/time number-crunching we settled on Willowmore, which gives us a full day to do the 560km to Stellenbosch. That gives us time to stop at places like ClimbingTurtle's fort-on-a-tunnel and Oom's waterfall, but adding 90 minutes to the trip for a diversion will start squashing the time we have, and I really don't want to hurry.

Nonetheless, I'm pinning all these places on my Google Map and I'll be back for a non-Cape Town trip soon enough.

Thanks very much for the fantastic suggestions everyone. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one benefiting here.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 13, 2014, 09:04:12 am
What are your dates?

I am leaving on 22 December and heading back the 3rd of Jan.

We are doing the R62 to Oudtshoorn then Willowmore and then sleeping in Graaff Rienette. Haven't decided on the next day but most probably do Middelburg, Noupoort on to Colesberg. Then join the N1 to Bloem and from there Senekal to our final destination in Paul Roux.

This way I cut out most of the N1. The N1 might be faster but @#$% me besides being boring as hell the last time I used it it was a battlefield trying to dodge all the trucks. I couldn't believe the shear volume of them on the N1. Add in the crowd trying to set land speed records down to Cape Town and it becomes a disaster waiting to happen.

Done this route before and prefer it. Also splitting the driving day in two means you don't need to leave at 05:00 in the morning and rush to get to your end destination by sundown. This way I see the trip as part of my holiday and not a mountain to climb before the holiday starts.

Hope you have a awesome and safe trip!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: iamgigglz on November 13, 2014, 10:55:56 am
Nice! Looks like you're taking the same route as us, just a day or two after. I'll post road conditions after each leg, assuming I remember, have reception and can stand up straight.

Good plan hitting the R62 on a Monday; MUCH less traffic I'm sure.

Unfortunately we have to take the N1 from JHB to Colesburg at least, simply due to time constraints. Those same time constraints have us travelling on the weekends before and after xmas  :P

We leave JHB pre-dawn on the 20th for the looong drive N1->N9 to overnight in Willowmore, then head West down Route 62 to Stellenbosch on Sunday the 21st.
We need to be back in Joburg on Sunday the 28th. Stupid short holiday but you take what you can get. I'm still thinking about the route home...

You guys must have a great trip too! Drive/ride/fart carefully and enjoy it!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: cheesy on November 24, 2014, 08:37:11 pm
The route I suggest: From Willomore to De Rust through Meirings Poort (stop over at the waterfall it's magic.) to Prince Albert, over the Swartberg pass Turn right after shortly after the tar road begins. The first stretch is tarred and then gravel, you will arrive at a T junction, turn right to Calitzdorp, Up and over the Huisrivier pass to Ladismith to Veldies place for a cold one then  to Barrydale and follow the route as described by others on this subject. Ronnies, I too will not support him.
The Country Pumpkin in Barrydale, the owner Derrick is also a biker, good food and most reasonable prices. The scenery on this trip will blow your mind.
Drive with care, enjoy the trip and arrive home safely. :)
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: sheldyn on November 24, 2014, 09:01:09 pm
The route I suggest: From Willomore to De Rust through Meirings Poort (stop over at the waterfall it's magic.) to Prince Albert, over the Swartberg pass Turn right after shortly after the tar road begins. The first stretch is tarred and then gravel, you will arrive at a T junction, turn right to Calitzdorp, Up and over the Huisrivier pass to Ladismith to Veldies place for a cold one then  to Barrydale and follow the route as described by others on this subject. Ronnies, I too will not support him.
The Country Pumpkin in Barrydale, the owner Derrick is also a biker, good food and most reasonable prices. The scenery on this trip will blow your mind.
Drive with care, enjoy the trip and arrive home safely. :)

What he said,  i was in this part of the world 3 weeks ago and it is magic!!!
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: SuperDavexlv750r on November 24, 2014, 10:36:49 pm
What are your dates?

I am leaving on 22 December and heading back the 3rd of Jan.

We are doing the R62 to Oudtshoorn then Willowmore and then sleeping in Graaff Rienette. Haven't decided on the next day but most probably do Middelburg, Noupoort on to Colesberg. Then join the N1 to Bloem and from there Senekal to our final destination in Paul Roux.

This way I cut out most of the N1. The N1 might be faster but @#$% me besides being boring as hell the last time I used it it was a battlefield trying to dodge all the trucks. I couldn't believe the shear volume of them on the N1. Add in the crowd trying to set land speed records down to Cape Town and it becomes a disaster waiting to happen.

Done this route before and prefer it. Also splitting the driving day in two means you don't need to leave at 05:00 in the morning and rush to get to your end destination by sundown. This way I see the trip as part of my holiday and not a mountain to climb before the holiday starts.

Hope you have a awesome and safe trip!  :thumleft:


I am heading that way around 26 Dec to 3 rd Jan. Going on my DR650R. Perhaps we can connect along the way?
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Grrrr.... on November 26, 2014, 07:19:57 pm
What are your dates?

I am leaving on 22 December and heading back the 3rd of Jan.

We are doing the R62 to Oudtshoorn then Willowmore and then sleeping in Graaff Rienette. Haven't decided on the next day but most probably do Middelburg, Noupoort on to Colesberg. Then join the N1 to Bloem and from there Senekal to our final destination in Paul Roux.

This way I cut out most of the N1. The N1 might be faster but @#$% me besides being boring as hell the last time I used it it was a battlefield trying to dodge all the trucks. I couldn't believe the shear volume of them on the N1. Add in the crowd trying to set land speed records down to Cape Town and it becomes a disaster waiting to happen.

Done this route before and prefer it. Also splitting the driving day in two means you don't need to leave at 05:00 in the morning and rush to get to your end destination by sundown. This way I see the trip as part of my holiday and not a mountain to climb before the holiday starts.

Hope you have a awesome and safe trip!  :thumleft:


I am heading that way around 26 Dec to 3 rd Jan. Going on my DR650R. Perhaps we can connect along the way?

I am using this...

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss172/Ged1Grrrr/Cars/IMG_0764_zps73722939.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Ged1Grrrr/media/Cars/IMG_0764_zps73722939.jpg.html)

 :lol8:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: dieseldawie on November 26, 2014, 09:06:47 pm
What are your dates?

I am leaving on 22 December and heading back the 3rd of Jan.

We are doing the R62 to Oudtshoorn then Willowmore and then sleeping in Graaff Rienette. Haven't decided on the next day but most probably do Middelburg, Noupoort on to Colesberg. Then join the N1 to Bloem and from there Senekal to our final destination in Paul Roux.

This way I cut out most of the N1. The N1 might be faster but @#$% me besides being boring as hell the last time I used it it was a battlefield trying to dodge all the trucks. I couldn't believe the shear volume of them on the N1. Add in the crowd trying to set land speed records down to Cape Town and it becomes a disaster waiting to happen.

Done this route before and prefer it. Also splitting the driving day in two means you don't need to leave at 05:00 in the morning and rush to get to your end destination by sundown. This way I see the trip as part of my holiday and not a mountain to climb before the holiday starts.

Hope you have a awesome and safe trip!  :thumleft:


I am heading that way around 26 Dec to 3 rd Jan. Going on my DR650R. Perhaps we can connect along the way?

I am using this...

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss172/Ged1Grrrr/Cars/IMG_0764_zps73722939.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Ged1Grrrr/media/Cars/IMG_0764_zps73722939.jpg.html)

 :lol8:

 I also used to have one of those, but the ex now has it together with my Jeep. I got to keep my bikes so that is what I am taking.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: iamgigglz on November 26, 2014, 10:10:44 pm
What are your dates?

I am leaving on 22 December and heading back the 3rd of Jan.

We are doing the R62 to Oudtshoorn then Willowmore and then sleeping in Graaff Rienette. Haven't decided on the next day but most probably do Middelburg, Noupoort on to Colesberg. Then join the N1 to Bloem and from there Senekal to our final destination in Paul Roux.

This way I cut out most of the N1. The N1 might be faster but @#$% me besides being boring as hell the last time I used it it was a battlefield trying to dodge all the trucks. I couldn't believe the shear volume of them on the N1. Add in the crowd trying to set land speed records down to Cape Town and it becomes a disaster waiting to happen.

Done this route before and prefer it. Also splitting the driving day in two means you don't need to leave at 05:00 in the morning and rush to get to your end destination by sundown. This way I see the trip as part of my holiday and not a mountain to climb before the holiday starts.

Hope you have a awesome and safe trip!  :thumleft:


I am heading that way around 26 Dec to 3 rd Jan. Going on my DR650R. Perhaps we can connect along the way?

I am using this...

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss172/Ged1Grrrr/Cars/IMG_0764_zps73722939.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Ged1Grrrr/media/Cars/IMG_0764_zps73722939.jpg.html)

 :lol8:
Ah, now I don't feel quite so bad about doing the route in the Duster. Cages do occasionally win out.

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Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Goose on November 27, 2014, 06:53:08 am
Montagu - there is a padstal on the right, right at the end of town - the very last building - had some good grub there.

Also, as you leave, there is a natural stone tunnel you drive through - there is an old fort built on top - take a walk up there (probably 70m from the car park, 30m scramble up the path), the view from up there is amazing! Total time - 15min.....



I second that !!   :thumleft:

also just a bit of history about the Barrydale Brandy Cellar..........  Barrydale was founded by the Barry's that had their own bank and currency years ago - have a look at the Brandy Bottle label - it still shows the bank notes ......... Nathaniel Barry (Nat) flew in the Battle of Britain and was considered a bit of a hero. We met a chap called Geoff Nutkins in the UK who does aviation art and he was doing research and a massive painting to honour Nat Barry. We managed to do research for Geoff here in SA through the SAAF Museum as well..........

Well worth the visit......... and go and lift a glass in this youngster's honour!

Lovely dedication story here for the memorial in the UK:

"We dedicate this foundation stone to Nathaniel Barry, that this place may be a place to remember Nat and the sacrifice he made for us. In memory of Nathanial John Merriman Barry, and in gratitude."

http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/DaybyDay/Shoreham/Shoreham.htm (http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/DaybyDay/Shoreham/Shoreham.htm)

Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on November 27, 2014, 07:19:23 am
 :sip:

Ons gaan self weer so bietjie in daardie omgewing wees met die Karretjie. 
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Man from Nam on November 27, 2014, 08:30:32 am
Julle kan gerus by Dan en Claire net buite Barrydale by die Karoo Saloon aangaan. Hulle het lekker koue biere, 'n afkoel poel en seker die lekkerste T Bone (wat ons self uit gesoek het) wat ons op ons trip ge eet het laas jaar.
Gawe mense en lekker kuier plek :thumleft:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: White Rhino on December 18, 2014, 09:24:56 am
SNAP!!!

Heading down Saturday the 20th to Beaufort West.
Sunday ...
Beaufort West
Prince Albert
Daan Derksen Pass
Prince Albert
Swartberg Pass
Huis se hoogte Pass
Kruisrivierspoort pass
Calitzdorp Dam
Calitzdorp
Huisriviers pass
Ladysmith
Koedoeskloof – Overnight with the legendary Veldjies
Kruippoort Pass
Barrydale
Tradouws Pass
Swellendam
Leeuriviershoogte Pass 
Bakoondhoogte Pass
Remhoogte Pass
Cogman's Kloof Pass
Montague
Burgers Pass
Rooihoogte Pass
Die Vensters Pass
Hottentotskloof Pass
Theronsberg Pass
Ceres
Mitchell's Pass
Nieuwekloof Pass
Riebeeck-Kasteel



17 Passes in 2 days!! That's how you get to CT  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on December 18, 2014, 09:32:01 am
Hope you pass all those passes :thumleft:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: ButtSlider on December 18, 2014, 09:39:44 am
If you can, stop at Meiringspoort waterfall. Legend has it that mermaids lived in the rock pool, and that its depth is endless. There's nice high rocks to jump off into the (very big, very refreshing) pool. You can't see it from the road, you need to park and walk a few hundred meters to the rock pool.

But absolutely worth it! We stumbled upon it by accident once, and now make a point of stopping there every time we're in that area.

Here's a map to it: http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/de-rust/waterfall/meiringspoort-waterfall.aspx (http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/de-rust/waterfall/meiringspoort-waterfall.aspx)
And some historic info: http://www.princealbert.org.za/what-to-do/meiringspoort/ (http://www.princealbert.org.za/what-to-do/meiringspoort/)

Scuba dived that pool earlier this year. Only got 9m at its deepest point.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: ButtSlider on December 18, 2014, 09:47:20 am
Julle kan gerus by Dan en Claire net buite Barrydale by die Karoo Saloon aangaan. Hulle het lekker koue biere, 'n afkoel poel en seker die lekkerste T Bone (wat ons self uit gesoek het) wat ons op ons trip ge eet het laas jaar.
Gawe mense en lekker kuier plek :thumleft:
Totally agree with this. Lekker spot to chill for a cold one and basically anything you want to eat.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Kykdaar on December 18, 2014, 12:00:51 pm
Just completed my ride along Route 62. One of highlights for sure was overnighter at Koedoeskloof and having one of Veldbrands legendary burgers. Great host and highly recommended :thumleft:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Attila on December 18, 2014, 04:09:58 pm
Country Pumpkin in Barrydale is always lekker and a good value for money breakfast joint.


breakfast JOINT hey  mmmm I like it

Ronnies is a good place to stretch yer legs  by the looks of it we got there just after Priscilla queen of the desert  trek came to town 
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Coala on December 19, 2014, 06:26:42 am
SNAP!!!

Heading down Saturday the 20th to Beaufort West.
Sunday ...
Beaufort West
Prince Albert
Daan Derksen Pass
Prince Albert
Swartberg Pass
Huis se hoogte Pass
Kruisrivierspoort pass
Calitzdorp Dam
Calitzdorp
Huisriviers pass
Ladysmith
Koedoeskloof – Overnight with the legendary Veldjies
Kruippoort Pass
Barrydale
Tradouws Pass
Swellendam
Leeuriviershoogte Pass 
Bakoondhoogte Pass
Remhoogte Pass
Cogman's Kloof Pass
Montague
Burgers Pass
Rooihoogte Pass
Die Vensters Pass
Hottentotskloof Pass
Theronsberg Pass
Ceres
Mitchell's Pass
Nieuwekloof Pass
Riebeeck-Kasteel



17 Passes in 2 days!! That's how you get to CT  :laughing4:


brairie hell - dink klink apetising verby
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: JACOVV on December 19, 2014, 06:52:24 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Strompie on December 19, 2014, 07:27:03 am
iamgigglz you are going to need 17 days with all this advice.

Also heading that way in Feb, so I'll keep checking back here.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Vis Arend on December 19, 2014, 07:34:53 am
SNAP!!!


Sunday ...

Koedoeskloof – Overnight with the legendary Veldjies

See you Sunday at Veltie.  We will also be there.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Sparky on December 19, 2014, 08:39:57 am
Leaving for Mosselbay on Monday 22nd,

Route:

Worcester
Roberstson (via Eilandia)
Montagu
Koedoeskloof (via Ouberg Pass)
Calitzdorp (via Seweweekspoort)
Mosselbay.

On the way back:

Danabaai
Stilbaai
Vermaaklikheid
Witsand
Malgas
Napier
Caledon
Hemel en Aarde pad tot by Botrivier.
Huis toe.
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Coala on December 19, 2014, 08:49:41 am
we are leaving on the 26th for the same route - sleeping over at Outshoorn and then again Montague - but in a cage :-(
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Grant650x on December 21, 2014, 01:31:08 pm
Guys the Diesel and Cream is a much better option in Barrydale for a meal
It also has a lot of entertainment value with all the collectables that they have in the place
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: Heimer on December 21, 2014, 02:38:24 pm
If you stop in Tradouws pass, make sure it is at the waterfall at piekniekbos.

I have my padkos here every time I go to Stilbaai
Title: Re: Route 62 - What to see?
Post by: punisher on December 21, 2014, 05:41:22 pm
we will be in the area aswell ,  leaving jhb on the 26th , cple days at richards bay to visit sis  ............. and then follow our noses down to sutherland  :)