Wine Flies Forgotten route 9

The Forgotten Route to Matjiesfontein

Discover the great Karoo on a fun-filled tour that takes the road less travelled

“Extra! Extra!” A voice boomed over the sound of raindrops drumming on umbrellas in Greenmarket Square as we (me, an American, a couple of Germans and a Western Cape newbie) were led through the wakening Cape Town city centre towards the crier. Baron Riaan Renke, dressed in old-timey regalia complete with pocket watch and walking stick, handed us an edition of the Karoo Times, and it dawned on us that our journey had officially begun. This was the start of the Forgotten Route, a two-day, all-inclusive Karoo adventure from Cape Town to blink-and-you-miss-it Matjiesfontein with tour operators and owners of Wine Flies tours, Riaan and Lord Francois van Binsbergen.

The Wild West-ish excursion into South Africa’s often overlooked but no less fascinating and beautiful semi-desert region is

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