Worcester is very centrally located in the Western Cape. A good place to miss the hustle and bustle.
04 April 2013
Worcester Architecture: The architecture in Worcester is very interesting. A self-guided tour map which is available at the Information centre or at our Guesthouse gives you the opportunity to see the history of the town
18 hole Golf Club: The Worcester Golf Club is situated in the foothills of the Brandwacht Mountains with a panoramic view of the Worcester and the Breede River Valley. Gary Player has described the site as one of the finest in the world. The rugged beauty of the Karoo has been enhanced by indigenous trees, dams and watercourses.
Glider Flying: Glider-flying enthusiasts will find the only glider flying airfield in the Cape at Worcester. The Cape Gliding Club owns a whole range of one or two-seater glider planes, a towing aircraft and a tarred runway. Flying activities are usually limited to the weekend only. Visitors are welcome and can, under the supervision of a teacher, try flying themselves. Thermal winds and weather conditions in the Breede River Valley are excellent most of the year.
Botanical Garden: The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is a delight to see. This is Africa’s only true succulent garden. Set in magnificent surroundings at the foot of the Hex River Moutnain range. It’s 144ha of natural semi-desert vegetation and 10ha of landscaped gardens. Open daily from 07h00 – 19h00
Kleinplasie Open Air Museum: The Kleinplasie Museum is one of Worcester’s biggest attractions where visitors are taken back in time to the early days of the country’s first settlers. This living museum makes bread, candles and witblits in the traditional way which can be bought from their shop on the premises. Open from Monday – Saturday 09h00 – 16h30.
River Rafting: Whether it's the call of the wild waters or the gentle whisper of meandering inlets you are hearing Felix Unite. Widely acknowledged as best in the business, they offer's fantastic river trips down the Orange and Breede Rivers.
Horse Riding: In the Rawsonville district, 10 min. drive from Worcester. Are Guided horse riding adventure available through scenic vineyards and orchards awaits you. Fun for everybody, for a reasonable price.
The Ochre Trail, Sandhills/Hexriver: The Ochre Trail offers visitors access to the invaluable San rock painting heritage on the mountain slopes of the beautiful Hex River Valley. A spectacular day trip with hiking and 4-wheel drive.
Breede Valley and wine go hand in hand with a proud tradition stretching across 250 years. Did you now that Worcester district, in conjunction with Breedekloof, is the largest and one of the most important winemaking areas in the country, producing close to 25% of South Africa's total volume of wine and spirits.
The Breede Valley offers quality wine at affordable prices. It boasts numerous double gold and gold veritas award winners, is home to the young winemaker of the year and the first woman winemaker of the year, as well as South Africa’s Best Value-for-money Winery.
There are simply too many winners to mention – so, why not visit each one and find out which winery you would
vote the best.
The Breede Valley: Offers classic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon as well as Chenin Blanc and Colombar.
True South African hospitality makes a wine tour through this region a must and an absolute pleasure. All are open from 09h00 until 17h00 Monday to Friday. Saturday’s and Public Holiday’s open until 13h00.
19 July 2012
The beloved town of Worcester in South Africa may not be the origin of Worcester Sauce, but it is home to many flavours and experiences that tickle the senses. As you drive to Worcester, Blue Mountains wrap vineyards, wine farms, restaurants, and rolling hills in one picturesque view. With the rush of the city behind you, one can't help but sigh in gratitude and eager anticipation. Worcester, being the capital of the Breede River Valley, is not merely an escape from the rushed city life but offers activities such as river rafting, picnics in the famous Karoo Botanical Gardens, outings to well known Kleinplasie, The Breede River Wine Route, the Kwaggaskloof Resort and the many tastes and laughs which accompany these activities. Passionate golfers, whether pro or pleasure seeking, will find the golf estate, situated in the foothills of the Brandwacht mountains, to be of championship quality. If you like shopping or relaxing in the cinema, the town offers a stroll through the Mountain Mill Mall, and if you're up for it, there are 'artsy' stores to be explored which are embedded in the street corners of the town. For those who enjoy luxurious entertainment, the Royal Casino, accompanied with its luxury hotel, offers live shows and cater for all your entertainment needs.
Above and beyond these external features, the warmth of the people is the caring heart of Worcester. The town was awarded as the Caring Capital of the Breede River Valley, being nationally known for welcoming the blind and deaf from all over our country. Thanks to the internationally acclaimed Cape Epic, Worcester has become a host for mountain bikers, bragging with wondrous routes for anyone with a taste for adventure.
The proverbial proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Worcester's many flavours are sure to leave you coming back for more.
17 July 2012
Jacques en Marike Naude
Worcester forms part of the Cape Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. It is also the largest wine producing area in South Africa.
This area is well known for it's award winning wines, breathtaking scenery and architectural heritage.
Worcester is encircled by beautiful mountain ranges.
The town is roughly an hour's drive from Cape Town, Hermanus, Paarl, Tulbagh, Ceres and Montagu.
Worcester is world famous for specialist training facilities to both the deaf and blind communities. As an outdoor enthusiast paradise, a variety of activities will keep the enthusiast busy for more than just a long weekend.
11 June 2012
Whatever your th..ing, be..ing in Worcester is probably the most affordable and magical experience within 1 hour's drive from Cape Town airport!
Worcester is nestled in the centre of the Breede River Valley and offers spectacular views of the mountain range, wine farms and the Breede river. It's no coincidence that wine, warm and wonderful start with a "W", Worcester has it all!
My establishment borders on the local 18-hole championship golf course. At the moment the golf course is one of the best kept secrets in the Western Cape.
05 June 2012
Sharon Van der Horst
Very peaceful and the best place to go to for a well deserved break.
05 January 2012
The old architecture and history of Worcester is interesting. There are quite a few wine farms in the area to visit.
30 December 2011
The people are warm and friendly. There are so many great things to see and we will definitely be making a few trips to the area this year.
19 September 2011
Pop through the thrilling Hugenot Tunnel and play your stress away at Goudini’s Spa, or travel down further and visit one of Worcester’s game farms. A beautiful location surrounded by towering mountains and wine farms as far as the eye can see.
15 August 2011