Wolseley, not to be confused with the Wolseley British Automotive manufacturer of yesteryear, is the absolutely postcard picturesque village located or rather surrounded by mountains which are by themselves a picture to behold namely the Waterfall, Witzenberg and Waaihoek Mountains. The town was established around agriculture which is fruit and wine, synonymous with the region.
Other sources of income from farming in the region are;
Many household brand fruits and vegetables originate from the Ceres region.
Wolseley is located on the longest wine route in the world, which can only be described as breathtaking no matter which of the four approach routes are followed namely the Nuwekloof, Bainskloof, Du Toitskloof and Mitchell Mountain passes.
Surrounded by vineyards, orchards and nature, this village is for retired persons and holiday guests that prefer the sedate things in life.
The town has a rich cultural history which has been preserved in the many museums and wine estates in the region, from the history of South African wines to the Anglo Boer War.
The tourists attractions are aimed at minimal impact in the region which lends to the nostalgia locked up in the region.
The tourist attractions range from;
· Hiking in the mountains
· Mountain Biking
· Horse riding on trails in the Ceres Mountains and Tulbagh
· Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
· Bainskloof Pass, which needs to be tackled with patients to appreciate the scenery
· The Kluitjieskraal mountain bike trail
· New Munster trail
· Mostertshoek Mountain trail
The Breede River Valley is ideal for trout and bass fishing, camping and for the Cape Town Residents, the ideal picnic outing for the family.
Towns and other villages that are worth exploring while on holiday at one of Wolseley’s fine guest houses or lodges are;