This sub-route is situated in the Langkloof fruit region on a section of the famous Route 62. The route offers a rural, country-like and historical experience with something interesting around every corner. Langkloof includes breathtaking scenery, farm-life experiences, historical buildings and landmarks, and adventurous activities in a pleasant tranquil environment. The route stretches from the small town of Avontuur, past the villages of Haarlem, Misgund, Louterwater and Krakeel to the town of Joubertina, before it leads to Twee Riviere and finally Kareedouw.
Reasons to visit:
The area is rich in biodiversity with over 2,000 species of fynbos, abundant bird and wildlife, making it perfect for hiking and mountaineering. Langkloof is one of the most scenic sections of Route 62, with a backdrop of mountains, valleys and waterfalls. The peacefulness and rural qualities of the area makes it a wonderful place to just relax in and breathe in the fresh country air.
Activities include a scenic drive over the nearby Prince Alfred’s Pass, built by the famous engineer Thomas Bain, who was also responsible for constructing many other passes in South Africa. Amidst the tranquillity there is still room for adventure, from hiking in the Formosa Nature Reserve and quad-biking, to 4×4 routes and abseiling in the Kouga Mountains.
The church building in Joubertina dates back to 1911 and is believed to be the first building in town. This beautiful historic building was constructed with sandstone bricks and a unique yellowwood interior that complements the building style. Apart from a visit to the museum in Twee Riviere there is also a beautiful Cape Dutch building that is 200 years old and is said to be where fruit farming began in the region.
Honeybush specifically occurs within the Langkloof area and products include teas and other drinks, best-known for its health benefits.