Kid Friendly Itinerary: Route 62

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kid friendly, route 62, things to do, places to go, family, travel, south africa, roadtrip, children, home school, explore, discover, montagu, mcgregor, cango caves, Platform 62Strictly speaking, this post won’t deal with only Route 62 but also the routes in the surrounding areas. However, since everything is fairly close together here, I’m sure you won’t mind a detour here and there to explore the area properly, will you?

When you leave the N1 at the Worcester turn off, Route 60 will take you to Robertson, at which point you can choose to turn off to Ashton (R62) and Montagu or down the R317 to Cape Agulhas. This is a truly stunning part of the country so you can’t go wrong, no matter which option you choose.

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Our first stop on our roadtrip around South Africa was Montagu and I wish we could have spent more time there. When I think about peaceful, small town life, Montagu is the place that comes to mind. Another thing we enjoyed about it was it’s centrality to a handful of other places. When you’re in Montagu, McGregor (and all the fabulous wine farms) is about an hour away while Ashton (and family friendly Platform 62) is just down the road.

Bonnievale is also another great place to explore and you could time your visit to intersect with one of the wine festivals or the Sanlam Duck Derby on the weekend of  16 October 2016.

Your next stop should be Barrydale where you have to stop at the Karoo Moon Motel and Diesel and Crème. Whether you stop there for the night or just for lunch, don’t forget to try the milkshakes and remember to tag us in your picture on Instagram. We’d love to know which one you chose.

kid friendly, route 62, things to do, places to go, family, travel, south africa, roadtrip, children, home school, explore, discover, montagu, mcgregor, cango caves, Platform 62Route 62 comes to an end in Oudtshroon where you should set aside time to do the Heritage Tour at Cango Caves. We learned so much and the kids coped quite well with the dark, enclosed spaces. They even got to see a few bats up close.

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Delectable cheesecake from the restaurant just before the Bonnievale Bridge
Depending on how much time you’ve set aside, you could take your roadtrip to the next level and turn towards Beaufort West and visit the Karoo National Park or you could turn towards Willowmore and then head on to Graaff Reinet. It’s entirely up to you.

It is inevitable that these posts will have a few places that will fall on more than one list but that is just the nature of road trips.

 

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Hi! Welcome to our family travel blog. We hope you enjoy the content we share here. We tried the nomad life in 2016 and, while we loved exploring 7 of the 9 regions in South Africa, we found it tough. We are back in Cape Town and enjoy going on mini adventures as a family. Our kids will soon be 11 and 14 years old, and they love the outdoors. Anton is a stay at home dad and helps me to home school the kids, while I hold down a job and find time to write. One day when the kids are older and have settled into their own lives, we plan to explore the rest of South Africa in a 4x4, so that we can also visit Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Contact us for unique, family-friendly content about Cape Town, most of South Africa and what we have learned from our travels so far. You are most welcome to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tazzdiscovers) to see what we share on a day to day basis. We look forward to working with you. Our email address is tazzdiscovers@gmail.com

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