Geography and History
The land has been used for large-scale wheat farming for most of its history and has become known as the breadbasket of South Africa, with wine and olive production becoming more prominent. The oldest wine estate dates back to 1696.
Mooreesburg offers excellent accommodation and conference facilities, so visit us and enjoy a weekend at one of our picturesque guest houses, Bed & Breakfast, self catering cottages or in a tented campsite on the river.
Housed in the old Dutch Reformed Mission Church building, the Wheat Industry Museum, depicts the history of wheat from early Egyptian times to the modern day. The Wheat Industry Museum is one of only three of it’s kind in the world. Relive the history and production of wheat and take a look at wheat fossils found in a Pharoah’s Tomb in Egypt.
There are plenty of mountain-biking and hiking trails, with gorgeous views of the mountainscapes, and activities on guest farms include fishing, swimming canoeing, 4X4 trails and clay-pigeon shooting.
Sheep, cattle, pigs, horses, as well as a great variety of crops, grapes, citrus and potato can be viewed by agricultural tourist in the Swartland. The Agricultural Show is an annual festival for the whole family.
There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
Moorreesburg has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.
For more information, please visit www.west-coast-info.co.za.
|Moorreesburg Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||022 487 2989|
|Fax:||022 487 2829|