The Breede River Valley is also known as the Wine Belt of the Western Cape, with a harmoniously balanced terrain and climate. Innovation and pride are the main ingredients of the region's winemakers, resulting in their success and prominence.
Ceres, a principal town in the area, was named after the Roman goddess of fertility, which should come as no surprise. It is surely one of the most fertile farming areas in South Africa. With the Piketberg and Bokkeveld areas, the region dominates South Africa's exports of peaches and pears. Robertson, Worcester, McGregor and Montagu are rich in the ingredients a vintner needs to create noble wines. Cool summer breezes blow in off the sea, chill winters provide rest for the vines and a fertile, lime-rich soil nourishes the future pleasures of people around the world.
Nature-lovers and those seeking tranquillity, sparkling air and fruit-off-the-tree need look no further than this lovely valley. Fifteen easily accessible towns nestle in the valley and the multitude of attractions offer the opportunity for discovery. From visits to wineries and tours of culture-rich towns to game reserve excursions, glimpses of tribal art and museums, or the outdoor excitement of mountain-biking or hiking trails, the Breede River Valley has it all! The R62 between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth winds through this area. This alternative route to Port Elizabeth passes all the main gems of the Breede River Valley.
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