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Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley – the Cape’s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin
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Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley – the Cape’s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin

Best Places to Stay in Breede River Valley - the Cape’s Unbeatable Wine & Fruit Basin The largest river in the Western Cape, the Breede River is gently flowing and devoid of crocodiles and mosquitoes, making it popular for weekend getaways. The Breede Ri...
Best Places to Stay on Route 62, the World’s Longest Wine Route
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Best Places to Stay on Route 62, the World’s Longest Wine Route

Choose from these 10 best places to stay on Route 62, South Africa. The drive is considered the world’s longest wine route. The scenic route meanders through the Klein Karoo and Langkloof fruit valley, and along the way there are plenty of places to stay. N...
Karoo Road Trip: 10 Best Places to Stop on South Africa’s Greatest Self Drive
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Karoo Road Trip: 10 Best Places to Stop on South Africa’s Greatest Self Drive

A Karoo road trip is one of the best ways to travel the vast expanse that is the Karoo. Divided into two distinct parts, a Karoo road trip can explore either the Klein Karoo (a 300 km strip of mountainous, semi-desert between Worcester and George), or the G...
Wine Tasting in Breedekloof
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Wine Tasting in Breedekloof

An old school friend is a doctor and her and her hubby live and work in Worcester. My school friends and I have been threatening to visit for ages and eventually we got all our schedules to coincide for a weekend away. Debs had arranged a full day for the Satu...
The Krom River Hike – Hiking up Du Toitskloof in the Limietberg Nature Reserve
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The Krom River Hike – Hiking up Du Toitskloof in the Limietberg Nature Reserve

Having just accustomed ourselves to the early morning gloom of the Huguenot tunnel, we emerged on the Worcester side to piercing sunlight and a day that promised not only to be free of clouds, but also incredibly hot. Early March is really not a good time t...
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden – get there to see the flowers
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Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden – get there to see the flowers

Before any confusion sets in, there has been a name change. No, it's not new. It just obviously takes me a while to cotton on to these things. The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden was known as the same, but without the 'Desert'. The fact that this cha...
Botterboom Hiking Trail
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Botterboom Hiking Trail

The Botterboom Hiking Trail is, in its entirety, a two and a half day hike and was designed to give adventure to both serious walkers and casual outdoor enthusiasts. The region, steeped in history, is exceptionally pretty and the trail takes in all aspects ...
All Aboard the Hexpass Express
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All Aboard the Hexpass Express

For the rail aficionados amongst us, perhaps the Hexpass Express will be of interest.  This little train comprises two coaches and is drawn by a vintage Fordson 35 horse power tractor; travelling at a maximum speed of 20 kilometres per hour. The railroad wa...
Exploring the Worcester Wine Route
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Exploring the Worcester Wine Route

Being a bit of a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur, I jumped at the chance to drive along the Worcester Wine Route with a friend. Situated in the beautiful Breede River Valley, the Worcester Wine Route produces close to 25% of South Africa’s total volume of win...
Snow in Worcester (photographs)
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Snow in Worcester (photographs)

Wondering where to go to see the snow? There's plenty of snow on the mountains in Worcester - Surrounded by majestic mountain and verdant valleys, Worcester is seated in the biggest wine-producing district in South Africa. There is a lot to see and do in Wo...
Kuruma Farm Cottages, a welcome respite in Worcester
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Kuruma Farm Cottages, a welcome respite in Worcester

We arrived in the late afternoon on Kuruma Farm, just outside Worcester via the Hex River Valley and Du Toitskloof tunnel. The wind, Celeste our hostess explained whilst our hair whipped around our heads and I had to mentally beg my skirt to remain around m...
Worcester – the town that fell off the map
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Worcester – the town that fell off the map

I can understand why the recent edition of Time Out Cape Town Weekend Breaks chose to shun Worcester. The town, which is easily three to five times the size of other little towns in the valley, like Robertson and McGregor, fails horribly to excite the visitor ...