Attractions IN/AROUND Rawsonville

Mountain Passes

Bainskloof Pass

One of a series of passes that cut through the mountain that seal Cape Town and its surrounds from the interior, Bainskloof Pass is also one of the Western Cape's most scenic routes. To drive its bends and turns brings one right up against the Limietberg ...

Wine Estates

Breedekloof Wine Estates

The Western Cape region of the Breedekloof is renowned for its picturesque wine farms, of which there are more than 25. Worcester, the Breede River and Rawsonville are all part of the appeal of this mountainous region. The terroir and weather conditions ...

Wine Routes

Breedekloof Wine Route

The youngest wine route in South Africa and just 90 km outside of Cape Town, the Breedekloof wine route lies in the Breede River Valley, which stretches from Gouda in the west, McGregor in the south, Montagu in the east and the Tankwa-Karoo National Park ...

Botanical Gardens

Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

In Roux Road on the outskirts of Worcester, some 120 kilometres from Cape Town, lies a unique gem of a garden - the only truly succulent garden in the southern hemisphere, and indeed Africa, that displays one of the largest collection of indigenous ...

Miscellaneous

Tweede Tol

Tweede Tol is a Cape Nature camping and picnic site 16 kilometres from Wellington up the Bainskloof Pass, in the Limietberg Nature Reserve - a huge 102 000 hectare mountain, wildlife and fynbos reserve in the mountains. Tweede Tol (second toll) is one of ...

Nature Reserves

Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

Set in a part of the country known as the arid Robertson Karoo, the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve lies in the Breede River Valley, roughly 15 kilometres south of Robertson on the road to McGregor. Given the name of the nature reserve - Vrolijkheid means ...

Wine Estates

Worcester Wine Estates

The area of Worcester has been producing wines for generations, and is nationally acclaimed for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, as well as the lesser known Columbar. In fact, the Worcester Wine Route contributes about one-fifth of the national ...

Wine Routes

Worcester Wine Route

The Worcester winelands incorporate over 250 years of winemaking knowledge to produce, amongst other cultivars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Columbar to national acclaim. The town of Worcester lies in the Breede River Valley encircled by majestic ...

... and a little further afield

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Aquila Nature Reserve

Aquila is a private Nature Reserve lying outside the town of Touwsriver; just less than two hours drive from Cape Town along a particularly scenic route on the N1. The reserve is named after the Black Eagle found in the area that is today rarely ...

Golf Courses

Ceres Golf Course

Having originally been crafted by local community members with nothing more than a few donkeys to assist, the Ceres Golf Course offers something a little different from the average golfing estate in South Africa. However, thanks to Danie Obermeyer’s ...

Nature Reserves

Dassieshoek Nature Reserve

Dassieshoek Local Nature Reserve lies just eight kilometres north of Robertson. It is a small nature reserve of little more than 767 hectares that lies hunched in among the Langeberg Mountains, a favourite with hikers but little known otherwise. It can, ...

Museums

De Oude Drostdy

Definitely high on the list of ‘must visits’ when in Tulbagh, De Oude Drostdy is a typical Cape Dutch style home built in 1804 just outside the town. It served originally as the seat of the magistrate of Tulbagh, and today is a national monument and ...

Mountain Passes

Du Toitskloof Pass

Du Toitskloof Pass lies on the R101 between Paarl and Worcester, although these days most people are not even aware they're on the pass for they opt to use the Huguenot Tunnel, which means you shave a significant 11 kilometres off the original drive. You ...

Nature Reserves

Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve

The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) contains the coastal strip between the Breede River and the Great Brak River, and the interior area from Montagu in the west, to Prince Albert in the north, and Uniondale in the east. Much of the Gouritz ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Gydo Pass

The Gydo Pass is one of two passes that transport one from the town of Ceres through the Warmberg, and up on to the Koue Bokkeveld (Cold Bokkeveld), a name that originated because of springbok found up here ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Hex River Pass

The Hex River Pass lies on the national road, the N1, and links Worcester with Touws River. The pass is a favourite amongst travellers during winter when the surrounding peaks are capped with snow, usually a sure indicator to those living in the nearby ...

Museums

Kleinplasie Worcester Open Air Museum

1km outside Worcester, is Kleinplasie Living Open-air Museum. Here we depict the lifestyle of the early Cape pioneer farmers. Activities like tobacco rolling, candle and soap making, coffee roasting and bread baking (only mornings between 09:30 - 12:30) ...

Nature Reserves

Marloth Nature Reserve

Lying just three kilometres from the pretty little town of Swellendam, the Marloth Nature Reserve conserves the central Langeberg Mountains that lie between the towns of Swellendam, Ashton, Barrydale and Suurbraak. The Marloth Nature reserve includes ...

Rawsonville as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Ashton, Bainskloof, Bonnievale, Breeriver, Ceres, De Doorns, Du Toitskloof, McGregor, Montagu, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Robertson, Tulbagh, Wolseley, Worcester

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