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The Klein Karoo Wine Route : Perhaps the most diverse wine region in South Africa.

The Klein Karoo Wine Route stretches along the R62 from Montagu in the west to De Rust in the east, and Albertinia in the south. Since the climate here tends to be dried, the vineyards are organically cultivated, and mostly grow in the soil next to the river banks. While the Route produces a variety of quality wines, special mention needs to be made of the world class port and South Africa´s champion white Muskadel.

Every small village enroute has its own wine cellar and offers wine tasting.
Like "Route 66" in the USA, "Route 62" connects the rural and urban communities along its course. "Get your kicks on Route 66" became a catch phrase for countless motorists who moved back and forth between Chicago and Los Angeles, since 1926 when the road was designated. General Dwight D Eisenhower returned from Germany impressed by the strategic value of the Autobahn where one can drive with speed and safety. By 1970, nearly all segments on original "Route 66" were replaced by a modern four-lane highway.

The Scenery

This is an invitation for an inspection visit to Montagu on the often forgotten superb scenic "Route 62" between Oudtshoorn and Cape Town.
Evelyn Holtzhausen wrote in an article in the Argus on the 27th of February 1999: "Tourists are being denied the opportunity of seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in the south-east of the Western Cape because of bureaucratic apathy".


The Wines

Champion Port and Muscadel wines are produced in Calitzdorp - Bo Plaas and Uitvlught winery in Montagu.