Worcester is a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is located 120 km north-east of Cape Town on the N1 highway north to Johannesburg. Being the largest town in the Western Cape's interior region, it serves as the administrative capital of the Breede Valley Local Municipality and is regional headquarters for most central and Provincial Government Departments.
Worcester is a town with a impressive cultural heritage with museums that provide a glimpse into the past. Surrounded by majestic mountains and verdant valleys, the town is situated in the biggest wine-producing district in the country, with 24 co-operative and 3 private wine cellars on the Worcester Wine Route, as well as 2 Brandy Cellars.
The Breede River Valley is the largest fruit and wine producing valley in the Western Cape and is South Africa's leading racehorse breeding area.
The best way to experience the Worcester Wine & Olive Route is to stay over at one of our beautiful farm guesthouses. For the adventurous, there are lots of exciting activities: fishing, 4 x 4 routes, river boating, canoeing, hiking trails and mountain biking. Relax with a picnic basket or enjoy a traditional meal at the restaurants, deli and bistro on the route. Worcester offers a wide range of coffee shops, restaurants, pubs etc. Accommodation options are varied and plentiful - anything from camping to self-catering until to Bed and breakfasts.
Worcester has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities. See our business directory for a list of businesses in Worcester, or add your own free business listing.