WELCOME to our unique and caring Valley of service excellence, opportunity and growth where majestic mountains, fertile valleys, vineyards and vast plains covered with indigenous vegetation captivate the soul. The region has a population of 166 000, covers an area of 2995 km2 and comprises of four towns:
- Rawsonville (90 km from Cape Town)
- Worcester (90 km from Cape Town)
- De Doorns (90 km from Cape Town)
- Touws River (90 km from Cape Town)
Breede Valley is one of the largest wine-producing areas in the country. The Hex River Valley produces the largest annual quantity of table grapes in the southern hemisphere!
It also hosts one of the biggest pre-cooler in the Southern hemisphere as well as the winery with the longest harvest season in the world!
The two major wine routes that are already a major attraction are the Breedekloof Wine Route and the Worcester Wine & Olive Route. As well as this wine route tourism, the Breede Valley also highlights the natural environment as a tourist attraction such as the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden, canoeing, fishing in the Breede River, hiking in the various mountain ranges and promoting other adventure sports that are becoming popular in the region.
4×4 is a major attraction in the Breede Valley and boast with a 4×4 training centre. The Breede Valley is home to two Big 5 Safari attractions and also boasts with two golf courses, an 18 hole Gary Player designed golf course in Worcester and a 9 hole golf course in De Doorns. The ATKV Goudini Spa in Breedekloof are also a major attraction. Other attractions are the Worcester Museum, a cultural history museum with a strong focus on agriculture, the Hugo Naude Art Museum and an architectural walking route.
The Institute for the Blind has the Blindiana Museum, a tactile fossil exhibition and shop with products manufactured by the visually impaired. The National Institute for the Deaf in Worcester offers a unique experience touring the various projects and workshops for Multi-disabled Deaf adults. The Breede Valley’s temperate climate, scenic beauty, relaxed country atmosphere and friendly people make it an attractive location to visit.
We are proud to share our beautiful towns and Valley with friends and visitors.
VALLEY OF SLOW-RIPENING VINES
How much fun can you have on a wine route? Well besides the expected offering of quality wines and hearty country food, we also throw in majestic mountains which combine with vineyards and sparkling rivers to create a natural playground offering healthy outdoor fun for mountain bikers, runners, birders and fishermen.
Not to mention the ideal wedding destination. Situated only 1 hour from Cape Town, the Breedekloof Wine Valley is a valley with an abundance of advantages and a great story to tell.
Visit our website for info on accommodation, venues, wines and festivals.
CARE CAPITAL OF SOUTH AFRICA
Worcester is the central point and economic hub of the Breede Valley.
Embraced by glorious mountains, the town offers a variety of activities including museums, impressive Cape Dutch architecture, the famous Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden and a Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course.
Also world-renowned teaching and training centres for the hearing and sight-impaired.
The Worcester Wine and Olive Route’s 12 award-winning wine cellars and olive estate promise that you will linger longer…
SOUTH AFRICA’S BEWITCHING SCENIC TREASURE
The beautiful Hex River Valley, which are filled with ancient and mystical legends, is completely surrounded by mountains.
Known to be the biggest producer of table grapes in the country, the valley also boasts with the winery with the longest harvest season in the world.
The quaint village, De Doorns, is situated in the heart of the Hex. Accommodation in the valley comprises B & B, self-catering cottages, camping and back packing. Visitors can enjoy wine tasting, hiking, golfing, mountain biking, visiting table grape farms and much more.
RIGHT ON TRACK
Touws River, famous for its wide open spaces and clean, champagne air, is the gateway town to the Western Cape’s Breede Valley. The town is situated in the Great Karoo alongside the N1, 180km by road from Cape Town and 257km by rail. Touws River is also home to the Venus Astrology site established in 1882.
A national monument was even erected to commemorate the transit of Venus. Among the attractions offered are a Big Five game reserve, nature reserves, 4×4 trails, Bushman paintings and birding spots. Bring your mountain bike along and experience nature at its purest!