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Distances from Worcester

Ashton

69 km

Barrydale

145 km

Bonnievale

80 km

Cape Town

111 km

Ceres

51 km

De Doorns

32 km

George

332 km

Hermanus

107 km

Johannesburg

1304 km

Mossel Bay

295 km

Montagu

78 km

McGegor

71 km

Oudtshoorn

312 km

Paarl

52 km

Robertson

53 km

Saldanha(via Paarl and Malmesburry)

187 km

Stellenbosch

74 km

Swellendam

120 km

Touws Rivier

76 km

Tulbagh

62 km

Villiersdorp

48 km

Wellington(via Bainskloof)

54 km

Wolseley

43 km

Windhoek

1475 km


The Wonders Of Worcester


There is an undiscovered magic to the lovely town and district of Worcester that will keep you guessing as to why you never explored it sooner...

Worcester nestles securely beneath the Brandwacht, Overhex and Langeberg Mountains (1989m).

Worcester is the largest town in the Breede River Municipal Area with about 90 000 residents. It was planned in 1820 when it was also officially declared a "town" with its own "Drostdy" (Magistrate's Office). The town planning shows a neo-classical influence and the architecture followed suit. Some buildings have their own unique style and architects now recognize the Worcester gable.

If first impressions are worth anything, I think I must say that Worcester is the prettiest place I have ever seen. It is handsomely and regularly laid out, with fine broad streets, grassy side-paths, some good public buildings, and capital gardens well supplied with water. At the top of the principal street is the Drostdy House - a brick palace, erected in the times of Lord Charles Somerset as his shooting-box, and now occupied by a very polite old gentleman, who, as Civil Commissioner, lives there, and pays great attention to the handsome grounds attached to it.

The streets are about a mile long, and cross each other at right angles, and are planted with double rows of firs, blue gums, and poplars.

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Worcester is the last large town of the Boland on the road to the North and borders the Karoo (Khoisan for "thirst land"). The plants growing in the Karoo Botanical Gardens, situated on the hills overlooking the town, bear testimony to this. The Breede and Hex Rivers flow on either side of the town, although the Hex often runs dry at the end of the long hot summer. The Breede flows all year, meeting the sea at Witsand, which is renowned as a fisherman's paradise!

The town is situated in the largest wine producing area of the country, and is subsequently the largest employer. It is surrounded by wine and table grape farms which create employment opportunities for much of the population. Worcester is the main economic and service center of the Breede Valley Region. Being so centrally situated, an hour from Cape Town, Hermanus, Montagu and Touwsriver, and even less from Paarl, Tulbagh and Ceres, Worcester is a central hub for industry, shopping and tourism.

Worcester is a major training and teaching center famous for its large deaf and blind communities, as well as many other educational facilities, educational facilities, such as Boland College, Hugo Naude Art School and YWAM (Youth with a Mission).

Worcester has so much to offer! Leave the busy city life behind and visit the peaceful Breede Valley! Enjoy life as it should be lived and you might stay forever!


Geology

In the dawn of time, geologists tell us, a subterranean force split obliquely a mountain mass, creating the valley now known as the largest geological fault in Southern Africa. The passage of time has given to this "fault" the name, Breede River Valley, and the bastions which guard it, the Hex River and Drakenstein Mountains. To locate this fair valley, unfold a map and let your eyes rest on the historic Cape.

Then, setting off for the hinterland, follow the highway (N1). Pass through the green coastal belt with its patterned vineyards and orchards, until a natural opening in the great mountain barrier gives access to your goal. It is here that you will find Worcester. Please browse the site and if you need any information please contact us to help us to assist you in any way possible.

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