In 1819 Worcester was declared a sub-Drostdy of Tulbagh. This now large town was once only two farms specifically bought for the purpose of laying out a town. But in 1922 Worcester became a full Drostdy. The Marquis of Worcester, the brother of Lord Charles Somerset gave Worcester its name.
The town is seated in the biggest wine-producing district in the country. With its wide range of commercial ventures and services, it acts as a shopping and business center for the entire valley and surrounding area. It also boasts an impressive cultural heritage, with museums providing the visitor with an insightful glimpse into its colorful past, as well as several schools, a college and a special school for the disabled. Outdoor activities to indulge in include hiking, fishing, sailing, unwinding in our invigorating hot springs, or just soaking up the soothing pastoral tranquillity.
Situated on the main routes to and from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, the area has an excellent infrastructure of main and provincial roads, providing effective links to the Cape metropolitan area, Overberg, the Garden Route, and further north up the West Coast. It is serviced by a number of bus, taxi and shuttle transport companies, has travel agents and car hire facilities, and passenger trains pass through Worcester on a regular basis. The closest airport is Cape Town International Airport, approx. 110 km away.
Worcester Publicity Association
75 Church Street
Tel: 023 3471408
Fax: 023 3474678
International: +27 (0)23 3471408 Email