Western Cape DestinationsWorcester, Breede River Valley
Worcester lies on the main route to and from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. With its wide range of service and commercial facilities, Worcester has become the business and shopping centre for the entire valley and surrounding towns.
Worcester is a town with a particularly impressive cultural heritage. In 1819 Worcester was proclaim a sub-drostdy of Tulbagh. Two farms were bought for the purpose of laying out a town.
In 1822 Worcester was proclaimed a full drostdy. The town was named after the Marquis of Worcester brother of Lord Charles Somerset. It is a well-known educational centre and has several schools, a college as well as special schools for the disabled.
Surrounded by majestic mountain and verdant valleys, the town is seated in the biggest wine-producing district in the country.
There is a lot to see and do in Worcester and it is ideally situated to explore the surrounding towns, vines and valleys - a real eco-destination nestled between majestic mountain ranges and magnificent scenery. From here you can visit the towns like Tulbagh, Ceres or Robertson, or take a tour around the KWV Brandy Cellar Complex.