Profiling Worcester

Profiling Worcester

Surrounded by the majestic Du Toits mountain range, this beautiful town is located 120km from Cape Town, en-route to Johannesburg.

Despite Worcester’s proximity to Cape Town’s oceans, this stunning town does not experience any oceanic influence due to the Du Toitskloof and Slanghoek mountain ranges blocking the influx of cool air. As a result summers in Worcester can reach temperatures of 40 degrees, while spring and autumn experience more pleasant weather with temperatures reaching 10 – 25 degrees. As a result of perhaps the combination of fertile soil and temperatures, Worcester is also home to some of the best wine cellars in the region and as a result is known as the capital of the Breede Valley wine route. The ideal location for wine enthusiasts, the Worcester wine route boasts a selection of 10 excellent wine cellars and 3 olive estates. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy public wine tasting, and take home the wine of their choice by taking advantage of the wine sales available to the public.
A mere 21km from Worcester, enjoy the award winning resort of Goudini spa nestled along the Boland Mountains. One of the Western Cape’s most popular resorts, enjoy the stunning views and healing waters that are on offer. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, this breathtaking resort offers its guests 4×4 routes, hiking trails, tractor rides and canoe trips along the Breede River.
Despite its rapid growth over the years, Worcester still retains its rural and historic charm with various buildings such as the Dutch Reformed church which was built in the 1800’s. A true outdoor kind of town, enjoy all that this stunning town has to offer by enjoying the three day Breedekloof outdoor festival. A festival ideally dedicated to the wine enthusiast, visitors have the chance to sip on award winning wines. The festival spans the entire weekend and takes place at the various wine cellars available in this region. Wine is not the only thing that Worcester has on offer with the Kleinplasie offering visitors the chance to envelop themselves in the lifestyles of the early Cape pioneers. Kleinplasie Worcester open air museum, provides guests the opportunity to witness and enjoy activities like tobacco rolling, soap and candle making, coffee roasting and bread baking performed at this unique museum on a daily basis.
With unique and stunning locations, amazing views and numerous outdoor activities that will keep you busy for weeks on end, Worcester is the perfect destination for visitors looking to enjoy a combination of the outdoors and history this economic hub of the Breede Valley region is the perfect location to do just that.
South Africa is a fascinating country and it comes as no surprise that more and more individuals are interested in discovering more about it and its cities. We invite you to learn more about two of its most popular destinations, Worcester and Cape Town. Their beauty speaks for themselves and needs no further introduction.