Worcester, Western Cape

Worcester is popularly known as the “Capital of the Breede River Valley”, an exquisitely beautiful area renowned for its vineyards and fruit orchards. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, the town, which lies nestled in the valley below, is an architectural work of art. Visitors should, however, not let the old-world charm of its gable-roofed buildings fool them. In spite of its old-fashioned exterior, the district of Worcester produces more wine, brandy and spirits than any other area in South Africa.

As such, tourists can alternate architectural sightseeing with visits to the many excellent wineries and distilleries in the area. Two additional attractions that should not be missed are the Worcester Museum, which offers visitors an intriguing glimpse into the culture and history of Worcester, and the internationally-acclaimed National Karoo Botanical Garden, which houses the biggest collection of indigenous succulents in South Africa.


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