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. To reach the little, largely undiscovered, village of Rawsonville does mean taking something of a detour off the N1 near Worcester, about 120 kilometres from Cape Town.

Up until now the quiet town that lies in the beautiful winding Slanghoek Valley has been almost the same as Worcester, belonging as it does to the greater Worcester district. But its rugged beauty is fast becoming a draw card to visitors for whom this gorgeous scenery, surrounding the winelands, and family-run cellars are rather appealing. Rawsonville might be a small Town but, it lies in a prime spot to explore surrounding vineyards. There are thirteen wine and brandy cellars within a radius of ten kilometres, and as part of the popular Route 62, Rawsonville is in good company. Along its western flank runs the Klein Drakenstein that wends its way through the Slanghoek Valley where various cellars litter the R43 towards Ceres.

On its Eastern side several Wineries line the banks of the Breede River, and along the R60 road to Robertson; even more so! (you’re by no means limited to wine tasting when staying in Rawsonville!) There is a Scenic Cycling Routes Pass through vineyards; there are also wonderful drives through Du Toitskloof, Slanghoek Valley and the Louweshoek area, as well as hiking and horse trails. The Mountain streams of the Valley are ideal for trout, bass and carp fishing. For the less sedate or adventurous there is: white-water rafting, canoeing or abseiling in the mountains, (which should also provide the required adrenaline rush!)

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