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Quick Facts: Worcester

  • The town of Worcester is located in the Western Cape of South Africa.
  • Worcester is situated 120 km north-east of Cape Town on the N1 highway which leads to Johannesburg
  • It is the largest town in the Western Cape's interior region
  • Worcester is the administrative capital of the Breede Valley Local Municipality
  • Furthermore, Worcester also serves as regional headquarters for most central and Provincial Government Departments
  • Breede River Valley in Robertson.
  • Worcester is set at an altitude of 220 meters
  • It can be reached by road either travelling on the N1 highway through the Huguenot Tunnel or by driving through spectacular Mountain passes
  • Stettyns mountain range
  • Du Toitskloof mountains
  • Slanghoek mountain range
  • Little Drakenstein mountain range
  • Elandskloof mountain range
  • Lemiet mountain range
  • Hex River Mountains: peaks of Chavonness, Brandwacht, Fonteintjiesberg and Audensberg
  • Keerom Mountain / Langeberg mountain range
  • Kleinplasie Living Open Air Museum
  • KWV Brandy Cellar
  • Worcester Wine Route including 11 wineries
  • Breedekloof Wine Route including 22 wineries
  • Worcester Golf Club

Distance to Airport: 50 km

Distance to City: 9 km

Introducing Worcester

The town of Worcester is located in the Western Cape of South Africa. Worcester is situated 120 km north-east of Cape Town on the N1 highway which leads to Johannesburg, Gauteng.  Being the largest town in the Western Cape's interior region, Worcester is the administrative capital of the Breede Valley Local Municipality.  It serves as regional headquarters for most central and Provincial Government Departments.

Worcester also serves as the hub of the Western Cape's interior commercial, distribution and retail activity with a shopping mall, well developed central business district and infrastructure.  The Breede Valley Local Municipality includes the hamlets of Matroosberg, Touws River, De Doorns, Rawsonville and the town of Worcester.

In the early days of the Cape's history the main road through the great mountain barrier which streches from the Hottentots-Holland, Wemmershoek and Slanghoek mountains to the Groot Winterhoek mountains, lay through the Roodezand Pass into the valley of Tulbagh. From here the road gave access to the Breede River Valley in Robertson.

Worcester is set at an altitude of 220 meters and can be reached by road either travelling on the N1 highway through the Huguenot Tunnel or by driving through spectacular Mountain passes. From Cape Town Du Toitskloof, from Wellington Bainskloof, from Malmesbury Nieuwekloof, from Ceres Mitchells, from Robertson Goree, from Hermanus Rooihoogte and from Johannesburg Hex River, with vistas over the Hex River Valley.

Mountain ranges which surround Worcester, Western Cape (South Africa)

The village of Worcester is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges which are:

  • Stettyns mountain range
  • Du Toitskloof mountains
  • Slanghoek mountain range
  • Little Drakenstein mountain range
  • Elandskloof mountain range
  • Lemiet mountain range
  • Hex River Mountains: peaks of Chavonness, Brandwacht, Fonteintjiesberg and Audensberg
  • Keerom Mountain / Langeberg mountain range

Attractions in and in close proximity to Worcester, Western Cape (South Africa)

Worcester and the region surrounding it offers many activities, sites and places of interest which range from hiking and mountain biking, to wine farms and historical buildings.

  • Kleinplasie Living Open Air Museum
  • KWV Brandy Cellar
  • Worcester Wine Route including 11 wineries
  • Breedekloof Wine Route including 22 wineries
  • Worcester Golf Club
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