Worcester is a small but lively city in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is located just over a 100 km north-east of Cape Town. Worcester is also situated in the in the popular Breede River Valley, where it is surrounded by a range of majestic and lush mountains.
The town developed in the early days of Cape history, mainly because it was a hunter’s paradise with vast opportunities for game and wild-bird hunting. It was then formerly established as a town in the 1920’s, and slowly became a farming town. The town also forms part of one of the Cape’s wine routes, The Cape Winelands.
For food lovers, Worcester is also a perfect destination for you to experience various culinary arts available from several restaurants in the area, as well as cheese and olive farms.
Worcester is a great place to be for a weekend getaway as it offers exciting opportunities for adventure and many other outdoor activities. One can enjoy hikes in the surrounding mountains, river rafting, mountain-biking and 4x4 trails. For a more relaxed getaway, visiting the Worcester Museum or taking a tour in one of the farms around would be a great way to start the day. Other attractions to enjoy include the Institute of the Deaf, the Brandy Route and the Kleinplasie Open Air Museum.
Worcester’s location in the Brede River Valley also allows the town to boast a variety of flora and fauna, and visiting the Karoo National Botanical Gardens will be a great place to start.
Worcester accommodation is widely available. Choose from a range of guest houses, guest farms, and self- catering units. Accommodation in Worcester is also generally known to be pocket-friendly, so start planning your next getaway now.