Worcester is a fertile inland area referred to locally amongst the wine trade as ‘over the mountains’. This capital of the Breede River Valley produces 20% of South Africa’s wine. The town’s cultural village, Kleinplasie (little farm) is a working agricultural museum with weavers, candle makers and a variety of traditional activities going on. There is a large school for the blind in Worcester, and to enable residents to cross the road safely, the traffic lights emit a variety of unusual sounds. Much of the surrounding area is dry and the farms rely entirely on irrigation.
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