The Worcester Wine & Olive Route is a route like no other in South Africa: it has the distinction of boasting 12 excellent wine cellars and the international award-winning Willow Creek Olive Estate.
Two large festivals are held during the year, the Nuy Valley Feast in May and the BC Wines Family Festival in November. Both festivals offer exciting mountain biking competitions. During the year events such as wine, food and music shows, farm market days and general goods auctions are held at the cellars.
The cellars’ restaurants and bistros on the route are famous for their wine-and-food pairing, olive tasting, charcuterie and cheese platters. This route certainly offers a culinary experience not to be missed!
The best way to experience the route is to stay over at one of our wine estate guesthouses and enjoy some of the following activities: mountain biking trails, river boating, canoeing, fishing, 4x4 routes, wagon and tractor trails, hiking trails and horse riding.
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For the adventurous, there are lots of exciting activities in this wine valley, including 4x4 routes, river boating, canoeing, hiking trails and mountain biking.
Products from this wine and olive route can be sampled at the yearly Cheese Festival in Sandringham.
The town of Worcester offers a variety of family-friendly chain restaurants, but visitors can also visit Nuy On The Hill for a more authentic Winelands experience, as well as the Overhex Winery & Bistro. Expect unfussy food and friendly locals.
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Only an hour's drive from Cape Town, the town of Worcester lies in the Breede River Valley, surrounded by the majestic Brandwacht, Overhex and Langeberg mountains. Try Aan De Doorns Guesthouse or Leipzig Country House. Expect mostly B&Bs, farmstays and self-catering accommodation.
Worcester has many attractions in and around the town, such as the Golden Valley Casino and Goudini Spa. Visitors are also encouraged to explore the art, culture and history of the town at various art galleries and museums.
Things To See And Do
Wine and olive tasting
Mountain biking trails
Wagon and tractor trails
- Big 5 safaris
Known for excellent, value-for-money wines, Worcester boasts a few well-known names such as De Wet and De Doorns Cellars, as well as newer, up-and-coming labels. Most of the wines are also available at the Kaap-Agri Wine Shop in High Street.
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