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Worcester an affordable alternative?

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14 Dec 2010

Although about an hour’s drive away from Cape Town,  Worcester property is affordable with entry-level homes costing in the region of R600k according to Pam Golding Properties’ Surina du Toit. 

Set on over 1140sqm, this neat three-bedroomed home in Worcester is on the market for R1.79m

“The larger family homes cost anything from R900k upwards with historic homes or modern properties selling for up to R2,8-million,” she says. 

For instance the company is selling a large home set on a golf course with 180 degree mountain views, four bedrooms and three bathrooms for R2,9-million.

It also has a three-bedroom, two bathroom home with mountain views, and an established garden for R1,8-million. 

“For those seeking a smaller property, we have an ideal starter home set on 239 sqm of land in a quiet section of the town. The two-bedroomed cottage is set within a private, manicured garden, has excellent security and is on the market for just R730k,” she says. 

Worcesteris surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and is the main administrative capital for the Breede Valley municipality. The town and its satellitecommunities is home to about 135 000 people. 

“It is an increasingly popular getaway for people living in Cape Town and this has seen the demand for weekend cottages and holiday homes rise quite sharply,” Du Toit says. 

Worcesteris the commercial, agricultural and industrial hub of the Western Cape interior with many major employers such as Rainbow Chickens, KWV and Epol running their businesses from there. 

The nearby Hex River Valley is a major supplier of fruit, producing about 17-million cartons of table grapes every year. Olive cultivation is increasing in the drier southern portions of this valley. 

Worcesteris surrounded by several mountain ranges and the Breede and Hex Rivers flow on either side of the town turning it into a haven for people who enjoy water sports. 

The Breede River Valley is the largest wine-producing region in South Africa and the Worcester Wine Route includes 11 wineries. The adjacent Breedekloof Wine Route takes in another 22 wine farms. 

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