Geography and History
Rawsonville is situated merely an hour's drive from Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. These are the wineland areas of the Breedekloof, Slanghoek, Goudini and Breede River. Rawsonville is 90 km to the East of Cape Town and 15 km to the West of the large town of Worcester.
Award winning wines and a natural playground consisting of crystal clear streams and majestic mountains await you in the Breedekloof/Rawsonville area.
The Rawsonville area is known for the Breedekloof Wine Route with its 22 Cellars and Wine Estates and also hosts the annual Breedekloof extreme sports festival.
Activities in the Rawsonville area include some of South Africa’s best trout fishing spots along the Molenaars, Elandjacht and Smalblaar rivers. The Breede River also offers great fishing or a leisurely river rafting or canoe trip.
The many majestic mountain ranges offer visitors a glimpse of the natural Fynbos and endemic bird life. They also attract plenty of hikers, and horse-riding through the vineyards is a special treat! Those who like motorized transport can quad bike through the vineyards or tackle challenging 4x4 excursions.
The Rawsonville area offers a number of restaurants, bistros and coffee shops, situated on the wine estates as well as in the town of Rawsonville. All are fully licensed and offer country cuisine in picturesque surrounds with breathtaking views of the mountains and vineyards!
The Rawsonville area offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, including Bed & Breakfast accommodation, self catering chalets, backpackers and camping & caravan facilities. Many of these facilities are situated on wine farms, in the mountains and along the banks of the Breede River.
|Rawsonville Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||+27 (0)23 349 1201|
|Fax:||+27 (0)23 347 4678|