Route Tours, Ronnie's Sex Shop
62 is a very popular and picturesque
country road taking you to the town of Oudtshoorn.
Even though it's not officially part of the Garden Route, it is
almost a natural extension to many Garden Route tours due its
close proximity to the heart of The Garden Route. The road itself
is filled with interesting, historic towns and stops, of which
Ronnie's Sex Shop is most possibly the most talked about. Many
locals and tourists stop here on a daily basis to see what exactly
the fuss is about.
many Garden Route tours take Route 62 between Ladismith and Barrydale,
the endless horizons, open fields and mountains in the distance
are suddenly forgotten when a lonely little white building comes
into view on the side of the road. As you get closer you notice
the red sign painted on the sign of the building. By the time
you are close enough to read, confusion usually dominates and
children's ears and eyes are covered. The painted name Ronnie's
Sex Shop draws your attention and you feel the urge to pull over
and have a look.
name might make you frown or wonder, but it's not at all what
you think! The name Ronnie's Sex Shop is purely a joke that became
a legend, and rest assured no naughty adult stuff takes place
inside. You have in fact found one of the most popular rest stops
along The Garden Route.
wanted to open a farmstall on the side of the road. One day, after
a few drinks his friends jokingly painted the word 'sex' next
to the sign 'Ronnie's Shop'. At first he wasn't amused, but he
quickly realised a lot more attention was suddenly focused on
his farmstall so decided to leave it. Today Ronnie's Sex Shop
is thriving under that name and offers cold beers, drinks and
meals. It is a well-known lunch stop on Garden Route tours heading
that way during the day time.
you're driving along Route 62 or join any Garden Route tours passing
Ronnie's Sex Shop, do make a stop and see what he's up to. Have
a break, a beer or even just a toilet stop if nature should be
calling. Buy some memories from the gift shop or if you have old
underwear ready to go to the bin, you might as well hang it in
the ceiling of the bar along with hundreds of others from across