Surrounded by the majestic Waaihoek, Witzen and Waterval Mountains, the picturesque valley surrounding the village of Wolseley, is just 90 minutes from Cape Town and a stone’s throw from Tulbagh and Ceres.
Wolseley is situated along the Route 62, the longest wine route in the world and is reached via one of four scenic passes ~ the Nuwekloof, Bainskloof, Du Toitskloof and Michels Pass.
MTB enthusiasts love the Kluitjieskraal mountain bike trail with 41 kilometres of gorgeous mountain, forest and waterfall scenery, and there is a shorter trail of 14 kilometres for the not so fit. Avid hikers can enjoy the New Munster trail, a lovely 3 hour walk through veld on the way to the foot of the Mostertshoek Mountain and is fairly easy. With its diverse terrain, vegetation and waterways, the valley is also very popular with bird watchers.
Read about the watershed on an information board opposite the Wolseley Primary School in Mill Street and for more exciting history, two well kept blockhouses just outside the town date back to the Anglo-Boer War.
Anglo-Boer War Blockhouse
Come & visit the historic 1901 Anglo-Boer War stone blockhouse of Wolseley. Having survived 115 years due to being on private property, it is a wonderful piece of history to come and experience. The Blockhouse is next to the R43 in Wolseley, has a stable set of stairs for entry and is accessible for tours.
Birdwatching at Bergsig Wines
A number of bird watching days are held each year, which to date have yielded more than 150 different species, as a result of the varied landscape.
A number of new species, not previously seen on the farm, are also now putting in an appearance, such as Hadeda, Marshall Eagle and the Fish Eagle. Bergsig offers the public a bird watching route, that has been designed with bird hides, to get the enthusiast really close to the action.
Ceres Zipslide Tour consists of 8 slides varying from 100-290m totaling 1,4km of awesome Ziplining! We are open 365 days a year. “We go rain or snow!” We accommodate kids from 3 years old. Only 1h30 from Cape Town. Ideal for Family Fun, Birthdays, Team Building, Bachelor/ette Party and Year-end functions. Special rates for groups. It’s Amazing! It’s Spectacular! It’s Awesome! We are open 365 days a year.
The Container farmstall, started in 2011 in a container - hence the name of this family business! We have a large variety of home-made products, freshly baked bread, pies, light meals and “roosterkoek” daily. Shop around in our pretty little dollhouse for home-made frozen meals, preserves, jams, special meat, biscuits, rusk and something sweet. We support local suppliers for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Farmstall hours: Mon-Fr: 07:30-17:30 Sat 07.30-17.00 Closed Sunday
Find us on the R43 between Wolseley & Worcester
Tel:- +27 (0) 23 355 1642
Die Vet Spens
Die Vet Spens sells traditional products that one will find in a farm stall such as beskuit, jam and canned delicacies. It also offers fresh Delico meat and new interesting products like balsamic beads, red velvet beskuit and all kinds of sauces, pickles and spices. We are situated on the R43 about 2km from the Bainskloof turnoff.
Farmstall hours: Mon-Sun: 08.00-17:00
Find us on the R43 between Wolseley & Worcester
Contact Elana Lategan +27 (0) 82 877 5908
Elro Furniture specialises in hand crafted beds and wooden furniture. They also sell good quality mattresses and glass. And for the special celebration visit our gift shop.
Fynbos Guest Farm
Fynbos Guest Farm is a 67 hectare retreat of farm land, pristine fynbos and renosterveld. We welcome visitors who have a desire to enjoy our farm, see and feed the animals and to walk our trails. We have various animals – over 19 different feathered and furry species, 2 beautiful walks, one of 1.2km and 1 of 1.6 km, a labyrinth, amazing scenery and much to do and see in the surrounding area.
Hike to Wolseley Weir
Andrew is available to guide hikers to the Wolseley Weir in the Tierhokkloof . Approximately 5 kms and around 2 - 3 hours, which includes some time to relax and enjoy a swim in the clear mountain pool before making your way back. The terrain is moderate and takes you along the pipeline which supplies the town of Wolseley with its water supply. Walkers require some balance over short areas, but there is an alternative clamber option if you do not wish to “pipe walk”.
Tel:-+27 (0) 73 852 8100 or 082 578 7881
Horse About Trails
Situated between Tulbagh and Wolseley, our trails take you through forests, fynbos, vineyards and farmland into the foothills of the Witzenberg mountains with breathtaking views throughout. Unbeatable outing for nature and animal lovers. Different trails cater for novice and experienced riders. Our private trails are ideal for romantic outings, anniversaries or special events.
Kluitjieskraal MTB Route
This challenging route is mainly on gravel road, with arduous climbs along loose shale and rock. Hectic downhill hairpins mean you need to keep your wits about you, but wonderful views and a spectacular waterfall are sure to keep you coming back for more.
Get your permits from 7/11 in Wolseley
Tel:- +27 (0) 23 231 0580
Rietdakkie started when Oupa Philip parked an old wagon parked along the roadside with his fresh farm produce. Today we stock a variety of products provided by family, friends and farm workers. Our vision is to sell unique products, produced from the heart, not found in commercial shops. Be sure to try our famous dried fruit - mostly produced and packed on the farm. Hope to see you soon.
The Creative Hub
The Creative Hub is a melting pot of creativity, shared ideas, inspiration and relaxation. Weekly workshops take place and included in the area is a farm shop, with gifts, home produce and a lot of exciting, original items for sale.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 8.00 - 5.00
Witzenberg Bird Club
Birdlife SA quote - "It is simply impossible to describe all of the splendid birding destinations that the Witzenberg region has to offer"
For more information regarding birding routes in and around Wolseley visit the Birdlife SA website where you will find detailed routes, places to stay and more.
Many of the guest houses in Wolseley are situated on farms and natural area with an abundance of birdlife around them.