The town of Worcester was once part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Surrounded by the Wemmershoek, Hottentots Holland and Slanghoek Mountains and incorporates the Groot Winterhoek mountains.
This makes for spectacular tourist viewing.
Dutch settlers arrived here in the early 1700’s and started farming. Through time different settlers occupied the territory from the British, Germans and some French settlers.
The Germans were the settlers that implemented the farming of livestock, cultivated land, orchards and vineyards.
Lord Charles Somerset named the town after his eldest brother the Marquis of Worcester.
To date the Breede River Valley is South Africa’s largest wine producing region along with brandy.
Worcester is part of the brandy route of the KWV and Solera cellars.
Worcester is on route to Cape Town making it a busy town any time of the year with tourist stopping off overnight for a break on a trip from Cape Town inland and vice-versa.
Schools in Worcester were opened by the Dutch Reformed Church and relics of this are still visible in some of the older schools.
Here is a list of some of the schools in Worcester;
- Worcester North Primary School
- Lanner House School
- Worcester Gymnasium
Here is a list of some of Worcester’s suburbs as it expanded over time;
- Meirings Park
- Van Riebeeck Park
Worcester has a vast collection of old buildings which have been restored and maintained for posterity and to add to the tourist attractions of the town with architecture typical of Cape Colonial, Cape Dutch and some synagogue influences being visible too.
The town has casino, Golden Valley Casino, for those that have some disposable income
Worcester has a reasonable Muslim community attending mosques in town.
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