There are road trips and then there are once-in-a-lifetime adventures set on one of the most magical routes on the planet.
As part of our first print edition, we are delighted to announce that one lucky reader will win a Route62 in a classic car as part of a four-day exploration experience.
While soaking up everything the world famous has to offer during the days, evenings will be spent at classy establishments in Montagu, Barrydale, Ladismith and Calitzdorp.
How does it work?
To enter this competition is really easy. Simply snap a selfie or a picture of your mother, brother or lover reading this newspaper and post it online.
The winner will be decided via a random draw that will take place on June 21. We allow a maximum of three entries (posts) per person.
The Ultimate Route 62 Road Trip is scheduled to take place from July 15 to July 18. These dates are not negotiable, we have already booked out the rooms. The prize is, however, transferable to a friend or relative. Final confirmation by the winner must take place before July 1.
Day 1: Arrive at the Blue Vines District in Montagu for welcoming drinks on July 14. Then proceed to Montagu Country Hotel where local tour guides will show you and your travel partner some of the town’s best kept secrets.
Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, we hit the road in a vintage car and drive 62kms on Route62 to Barrydale – stopping for lunch at Lloyds on Route62 for a taste experience of note. During the afternoon you’ll do a quick tour of Barrydale Hand Weavers and a brandy tasting at Joseph Barry Distillery. Then the newly restored Karoo Art Hotel awaits.
Day 3: After breakfast at Diesel ’n Crème, prepare to be whisked away in Sputnik the Rolls Royce. Sputnik knows all the best stops en route to Ladismith where you will spend the afternoon in the care of the Karoo Vine team. Your accommodation for the evening is Die Volstruispaleis – one of Ladismith’s most sought after establishments that has also recently undergone a facelift.
Day 4: With a traditional Karoo breakfast in the belly you will cruise along Route 62 in Red Mountain Ridge’s Red Valiant. Lunch will be served at Die Bakhuis – with drinks compliments of Axe Hill Wines. From Die Bakhuis all roads lead to the various wine farms in Calitzdorp. Did someone say Ostrich? Once you have seen the sights, the day’s proceedings will be concluded with dinner prepared by a private chef at Red Mountain Ridge.
Day 5: Our driver will (yes after breakfast) take you back to Montagu – where you left your car.
Our aim is to showcase the natural beauty and friendly nature of people who call this part of the world home. That is why News62 joined forces with a few link-minded travel industry service providers. Our official checkpoints for The Ultimate Route 62 Road Trip are: Die Bakhuis, Karoo Vine, Diesel ’n Crème and The Rambling Rose.
Welcome to News62, welcome to Route 62 and welcome to a special place where time stands still and life’s worries disappear in the rearview mirror.