Entering the town of Worcester, nestled in the breathtaking Breede Valley in the Western Cape, it may certainly feel as if one is entering a magical world. Tucked away at the foot of the magnificent Brandwacht and Langeberge mountain ranges, the town’s beauty is complimented by the surrounding vineyards and luscious green valleys.
Come and experience the world-famous Boland hospitality, ranging from guesthouses, hotels, self-catering units, backpackers facility, to farm stays or caravan and camping sites.
Here, in this 201-year old town, with its beautiful 200-year-old Mother Church, several unique experiences are to be enjoyed. The famous and later world-renowned author, Andrew Murray, was the third minister at this church.
The first blind barista in South Africa will serve you a cup of aromatic coffee at the Blindiana Barista Coffee Shop in Church Street. This unique coffee shop, which hosts a rather impressive collection of fossils with Braille information plates, belongs to the Innovation for the Blind.
There is a reason why Worcester is known as the capital of the disabled in South Africa. Not only is Innovation for the Blind situated here, but also the National Institute for the Deaf.
As a tourism destination, Worcester offers excellent facilities and attractions ranging from the challenging Gary Player-designed Worcester Golf Course, game viewing (Big Five included), hiking, mountain biking, 4×4 challenges, the Worcester Open Air Museum, the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden and the Worcester Art Route.
Don’t miss out on the Heritage Walking Route or the fascinating Memorial Garden in town. Stroll down the many tree-lined streets and admire yesteryear’s architectural masterpieces … or simply just relax and unwind in the best-kept secret in the Boland.