Worcester, 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.

Additional Reading

For more info about Worcester see our article on the SA Travel News Blog: • Worcester, the town that fell off the map. • Exploring the Worcester Wine Route.

Travellers' Reviews

4 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

My favourite! Love visiting the valley and when you are in the area go see the Bosjes chapel! Stunning. There is also a good restaurant on the premises.

Hermina (Cape Town)

Verified reviewexcellent

Very good base if you want to visit the surrounding towns like Tulbagh, Ceres or Robertson and often the places here charge less (because they are a bit out of the way). But it makes them more special. GREAT weekend destination!

charlie (hermanus)

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