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Worcester Wine & Olive Route

1 Hour 20 from Cape Town

Worcester Wine and Olive Route

This 200 year old Boland town has a lot to offer the traveller, with many Worcester based wineries producing the best quality wines in South Africa, immerse yourself in the many indulgences this stunning little town has to offer.

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Worcester Wine Route Guide

Welcome to the Worcester Wine Route

About this route

The Worcester Wine Route is well known for it’s charming, friendly hospitality and the scenic natural beauty of the area. Welcoming at any time of the year, the Worcester Wine and Olive route delivers on it’s promise of excellent food, award-winning dessert wines and a variety of excellent, value for money, red and white wines.

Emergency Contact Information

 

Name Contact No. Name Contact No.
Ambulance 10177 Police Station 023 348 8600
Fire Brigade 023 348 9062 Police 10111
Private Hospital 023 348 1724 State Hospital 023 348 1100
Poison Helpline 021 931 6129 Mountain Rescue 083 493 9136
Snake Handlers 028 530 1296 Locksmith 082 493 7464
Towing/Breakdowns 082 373 3300 Pharmacy 023 347 0844
Traffic Helpline 023 347 0959 Animal Welfare 076 202 6589
About the Wine

The Robertson Wine Route has 15% of South Africa’s total area under vine

Originally recognized for producing red wines and high quality, fortified wines, recently we’ve seen some delicious, award winning red and white wines emerging from the Swartland Wine Route, which continues to produce top class port style wines.

No. of Wineries 10
Main Red Varietals (39%) Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage
Main White Varietals (61%) Chardonnay, Colombar and Chenin Blanc
Designated Wards Malmesbury and Riebeekberg.
Designated District Langeberg District
First Vines Planted 1863
Area Under Vine 531 Hectares
Wine Grape Production +/- 199 000 tons
Vines in the Region Yoshi Tannamuri
Annual Average Rainfall 250mm/year
Map and Location

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Directions from Cape Town

From the center of Cape Town head north, taking the N1/Table Bay Boulevard onramp. From the N1, take exit 10 (Sable Road), keep right, and follow the signs for the N7/Malmesbury. Stay on this road for about 60km. From the N7, exit left onto Voortrekker Road (R45) which loops around, and follow this road for approximately 800m until you reach De Kock Street.

Good to Know

Fast Fact
DID YOU KNOW? Robertson is named after Dr William Robertson, a Scottish minister who arrived in South Africa in 1822.
When to Visit
Feast your eyes on an exquisite patchwork of yellow canola fields, green vineyards and indigenous flora in bloom in Spring, from late October to mid-November.

General Climate
The Swartland is typically very hot in summer and cold in winter. Temperatures are moderate between March and November. Sun protection in summer is essential.

How Long to Stay
Plan at least a weekend, especially if you’ll be visiting wine and olive farms and local restaurants.

Nature Reserves

Fast Fact
DID YOU KNOW? Robertson is named after Dr William Robertson, a Scottish minister who arrived in South Africa in 1822.
When to Visit
Feast your eyes on an exquisite patchwork of yellow canola fields, green vineyards and indigenous flora in bloom in Spring, from late October to mid-November.

General Climate
The Swartland is typically very hot in summer and cold in winter. Temperatures are moderate between March and November. Sun protection in summer is essential.

How Long to Stay
Plan at least a weekend, especially if you’ll be visiting wine and olive farms and local restaurants.

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