Things to do in Worcester

Posted on 14 June 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Home to an abundance of natural beauty, Worcester is nestled between vineyards, mountain ranges and orchards. It also offers a rich heritage and warm hospitality.

Travel enthusiasts can anticipate a refreshing and memorable getaway filled with interesting and fun activities.

Here are a few things to do in and around Worcester:

Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden is home to South Africa’s succulent plant diversity. In the 154-hectare garden, one finds different plants from arid and semi-arid regions of Southern Africa.

There are also hiking trails to enjoy, as well as lawns which make for a great picnic spot. As you traverse the Garden’s paths, you are likely to spot some fauna such as the Cape grysbok and various tortoise species.

Address108 Roux Rd, Panorama, Worcester, 6850

Worcester Golf Club

Picture: Sourced / Worcester Golf Club

Do you fancy a good game of golf? Head over to the Worcester Golf Club. Maintained to the highest standard, the 18-hole course is located in the foothills of the Brandwacht Mountains. Along with a world-class golfing experience, you will also be spoiled to breathtaking panoramic views of Worcester and the Breede River Valley.

Address: 22 Kolie Nelson Street, Van Riebeeck Park, Worcester

Contact: 023 342 7482

Breede Valley Parkrun

The weekly Breede Valley Parkrun is where fitness and fun collide. The free community event takes place at Mountain Mill Mall, and you are welcome to walk, jog, sprint or simply spectate.

The parkrun’s route is a mixture of gravel paths, sand and road surface. What’s more, it offers stunning views of the nearby dam and mountains.

Contact: 023 347 0415

Monks Distillery

Monk’s Distillery

Monks Distillery is the country’s first off-grid gin distillery. It is located at the banks of the Breede River. When visiting the distillery, expect to be mesmerized by views of the surrounding mountains, vineyards and blueberry tunnels. The beautiful tasting room is also a great place to relax as you take in the whole experience.

Address: Tierkop Farm, Breerivier, 6858

Contact: 082 455 9812

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