Worcester Car Rental
Worcester is situated in the Breede River Valley in the Western Cape. The town is surrounded by the Brandwacht, Overhex and Langeberg Mountains and the Breede en Hex River flow on either side of Worcester. It is about a one hour drive from Cape Town and is located on Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, and offers visitors award winning wines and excellent fauna and flora.
Worcester Car Rentals Include
- Free mileage per day according to package booked (either 100km free per day OR 200 km free per day or unlimited mileage)
- Collision damage waiver liability. This covers you for damage to your hired vehicle in the event of an accident.
- Theft waiver
- Airport surcharges
- Bail bonds (where needed)
- All local taxes
Car Hire Pick Up And Drop Off Points
- Worcester Downtown
When visiting Worcester one will encounter the warm hospitality of its diverse selection of inhabitants. Although very diverse in population, Worcester has quite a large Afrikaans speaking community. The town is known for its extreme whether circumstances of hot summers and windy and wet winters.
Karoo National Botanic Garden
The Karoo National Botanic Garden which was established in 1948 is approximately 2 km north of the town’s centre. It contains many succulents and other plants from the arid regions of South Africa and the garden is known as the only truly succulent garden in the southern hemisphere. The garden is extremely well balanced because one part of it is humanly influenced and the other is left untouched. The Khoisan ‘kookskerm’ or cooking shelter is particularly interesting, demonstrating how the Khoisan uses to integrate with their environment. The Karoo Garden also offers a plant maze, a Braille trail, a shale trail, organized tours and a nursery stocked with over 500 indigenous species.
Kleinplasie Farm Museum
With in this open-air museum visitors can see a Khoikhoi camp, a Boer encampment and a fully equipped 18th century farm. A variety of activities are demonstrated by people, who place the customs in the context of the specific period. Activities as such include spinning wool, grinding corn, making soap and candles etc.
The Old Drostdy House
One of the handsomest houses in Worcester is the Old Drostdy which was build in 1825. It served as the residence of the landdros (Government-appointed district officer). It is declared a National Monument and is currently occupied by the College of Technology.
Aquila Game Reserve
Aquila is a private, four star Game Reserve that lies just outside the town of Touwsriver. The reserve contains about 4 500 hectares of southern Karoo highlands that make up a landscape rich in rivers, mountains and dramatic gorges. Aquila Game Reserve hosts a wide array of game including the big five. It has a natural wetland and it also happens to lie on the national flower route.
The Worcester Wine Route
Worcester winelands incorporate over 250 years of winemaking knowledge to produce amongst other cultivars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc and Columbar to national acclaim. The Worcester district is the largest in terms of winegrowing area and volume of wine produced, accounting for nearly 20% of national vineyards. It produces almost 27% of South Africa’s total volume of wine and spirits and is the most important brandy producing area.
Worcester is a town of great historical value that is situated in a most scenic part of South Africa and the town offers its visitors much more than could be describe in a brief article like this.
More Places To see in Worcester
- The Olof Bergh Solera Cellar
- Fairy Glen Game Reserve
- The Beck House Museum