The most beautiful part of the route starts in Montagu behind the Cogman’s Pass. Montagu with its thermal baths and many other attractions is one of the highlights on Route 62. Departing from Montagu, one drives through typical Klein Karoo scenery to the picturesque town of Barrydale and further on to Ladysmith. This place at the foot of the Towerkop Mountain is a paradise for hikers. The following villages of Zoar and Amalienstein are former mission stations. Calitzdorp is the centre of the South African Port wine production. Another highlight of the Route 62 is famous Oudtshoorn, the South African centre of ostrich breeding. 
Coming from Oudtshoorn, you enjoy a scenic drive through the Outeniqua Mountains and reach the Garden Route at George, unless you choose to stay on the Route 62 and go via De Rust and Uniondale on to Port Elizabeth.