Destinations & Attractions in Breede River Valley, in Cape Town

Breede River Valley Destinations & Attractions

The Breede River Valley is a breath-taking part of the Western Cape, sure to inspire awe and wonder in everyone that visits its magnificent borders. It is the largest wine and fruit producing valley in the province, which is largely due to its varying climate. Because it is situated inland, summers can be sweltering and dry, while winters are icy. The valley is surrounded by the dramatic Du Toitskloof and Riviersonderend mountains, which tower over the little villages and settlements below, dominating them with their sheer scale and beauty.

For visitors to the Breede River Valley, spring and autumn are the mildest seasons in which to visit. The temperatures are comfortable and the rainfall reasonable. These weather conditions yield particularly good grapes, which mean that a range of varieties are produced here, including sweet dessert wines like Muscadel and Hanepoot. There are dozens of wine farms in the valley (in fact, around 50). Well-known labels from this area include Rietvallei, Springfield, and Bon Courage.

The surrounding mountains are not just awesome to look at. Those who love spending time in the outdoors can hike, walk, cycle or even rock climb in the Breede River Valley, making the most of these stunning vistas. There are different trails, ranging from very manageable ones for the whole family to far more challenging ones that are reserved for the pros.

Ceres is also known as the Fruit Route and, apart from being gorgeous to look at, is fascinating to visit. It is almost entirely enveloped by mountains, which are often capped with snow in July and August. The summer months are known for being warm, but not too hot, making Ceres a fabulous place to unwind. The natural abundance of the gorgeous Ceres region leaves visitors with little option but to immerse themselves in the splendour and drink in the beauty all around them.

For those that love the history of a destination, Tulbagh is a small, quiet town with huge character. It is known for the magnificent mountains that surround it as well as for the warm welcome that the locals offer visitors. In addition, it has its fair share of wine estates. These include Drostdy-Hof, Rijks Private Cellar and Theuniskraal.

Montagu - once voted Village of the Year for its stunning views, architecture and tourist attractions - is famous for its vineyards and orchards. To take full advantage of the pretty surrounds, there are a number of trails for walking, hiking and cycling. Montagu also prides itself in having some of the country’s best rock climbing spots.

Other popular towns and attractions in the Breede River Valley include Robertson, Worcester, Bonnievale, Bainskloof (home to the province’s longest wine route), McGregor, the Aquila Nature Reserve, and the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden. For more info about the area you can also see Breede River Valley on SA-Venues.com

Ashton

Ashton is a beautiful, scenic little village in the Robertson Wine Valley. Ashton is most famous for its fruit and wine and it is home to two large fruit canneries and five wine estates ...

Bainskloof

Bainskloof is on the west side of Wellington. Even though this stretch of road is only about 30km, Bainskloof is still regarded as one most beautiful passes in the country. Part of this pass's charm is that most of the landscape ...

Bonnievale

Bonnievale is one of the best kept secrets of the Breede Valley. Not many people know about it as it actually gets bypassed by the Route 62 and to many people this is a good thing as it makes Bonnivale a quiet and tranquil place ...

Breeriver

The Breeriver is a small village in the Breede River Valley. It gets its name from the river itself, which runs through this quaint place. The beautiful views of the valley and mountainous backdrop make Breeriver worth the visit ...

Ceres

Ceres is named after the goddess of fertility. Rightly so, as this beautiful area, surrounded by the mountains of the Boland is home to one of the country’s largest fruit growing regions. The Dwars River flows through series and ...

De Doorns

De Doorns is in the centre of the Hex River Valley. It has become the shopping centre for the surrounding towns as it has a wide range of commercial facilities. Being in the midst of many vineyards, the wine cellars in De Doorns ...

Du Toitskloof

The exquisite Du Toitskloof Pass winds its scenic way between Paarl and Worcester, in the Western Cape of South Africa. At its foot, it the little village of the same name, from where the awesome views of the mountain and pass ...

McGregor

This quaint town is only 10 minutes away from the town of Robertson on the Route 62. Surrounded by rolling hills, Mcgregor is a fantastic place for walking and hiking. One can also join some historical walk through this town as ...

Montagu

Montagu is surrounded by the Langeberg mountain range and is most famous for their hot mineral spring baths situated on the edge of the village. With pretty views and lots of activities to take part in, no wonder Montagu is known ...

Prince Alfred Hamlet

Just north of Ceres is the tiny, quaint town of Prince Alfred Hamlet. This remote area is known for the Gydo Pass, which is an amazing passage through the mountains with breathless views. Here you are also surrounded by many ...

Rawsonville

This little village is near Worcester and about 120km from Cape Town. It is surrounded by vineyards and brandy cellars which makes it a great destination for wine tasting as well as cycling routes through the vineyards as well as ...

Robertson

1.5 hours away from Cape Town lies the beautiful town of Robertson. This area is renowned for its pretty scenery and flowers, the award winning wines and their thoroughbred horses. Relax with the sweet scent of the fruit tree ...

Tulbagh

The exquisite little village of Tulbagh is just an 80 minute drive away from Cape Town. Mountain ranges surround it protectively, while its valley is a fertile factory of fruit, herbs and some of the country’s most famous wines ...

Wolseley

Lying in the picturesque Het Land van Waveren valley, surrounded by the majestic Waaihoek, Witsen and Waterval Mountains, sometimes covered in snow in winter, the quaint little Wolseley village is a stone’s throw from Tulbagh and ...

Worcester

Worcester is a centrally located town that is bursting with cultural and historical things to do and see. However, all of this is complemented by its majestic setting – amongst mountains and valleys that inspire awe ...
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