South Africa is home to the world’s longest wine route. Though cynics might dismiss this as a clever marketing campaign, those who’ve travelled its length can testify to its beauty, diversity and stellar selection of wine.
When it comes to wine routes, length might seem an unimportant accolade. But in the case of the Cape’s Route 62 with the length reaching 850 km, which claims to be longest of its kind in the world, it’s anything but.
This is because you can travel from the bustling city of Cape Town to the quiet coastal city of Port Elizabeth, through dozens of quaint towns, and at times along the beautiful Garden Route, and never be too far from a world-class glass of wine, drunk at source.
Perhaps the hardest part about picking your way along Route 62 is identifying which wine estates to spend time at. Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are all worthy of individual day trips.
Each wine estate along the route offers something unique, be it in varietals, setting, dining or simply atmosphere, but if you’re unsure about where to head, it often pays to follow your nose and pull over when the moment takes you.
According to theculturetrip.com