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Come and experience the beauty of Worcester, from the majestic mountains, rivers and vineyards to its rich cultural heritage, its architecture and museums, tantalizing traditional cuisine, brandies and, of course, its famous wine lands.
The town is seated in the biggest wine- producing district in the country. With its wide range of commercial ventures and services, it acts as a shopping and business center for the entire valley and surrounding area. It also boasts an impressive cultural heritage, with museums providing the visitor with an insightful glimpse into its colorful past, as well as several schools, a college and a special school for the disabled. Outdoor activities to indulge in include hiking, fishing, sailing, unwinding in our invigorating hot springs, or just soaking up the soothing pastoral tranquility.
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HISTORY

In 1819 Worcester was declared a sub-drostdy of Tulbagh. This now large town was once only two farms specifically bought for the purpose of laying out a town. In 1922 Worcester became a full drostdy. The Marquis of Worcester, the brother of Lord Charles Somerset gave Worcester its name.

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Situated on the main routes to and from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, the area has an excellent infrastructure of main and provincial roads, providing effective links to the Cape metropolitan area, Overberg, the Garden Route, and further north up the West Coast. It is serviced by a number of bus, taxi and shuttle transport companies, has travel agents and car hire facilities, and passenger trains pass through Worcester on a regular basis. The closest airport is Cape Town International Airport, approx. 110 km away.

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ATTRACTIONS
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SPORT & RECREATION
 
 
  • Worcester Golf Club, founded in 1895
  • Watersports: almost every activity involving     water or boats
  • Hang- & Paragliding
  • Angling
  • Tennis, Squash, Cycling, Bowling, Basketball, Indoor Cricket, Swimming.
  • Scenic drives around Worcester

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