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|The Breede River, also known as Breë River, is a river in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Travelling inland north from Cape Town, the river runs in a west to east direction.
Length: 337 km
Basin area: 12,384 km²
Mouths: Indian Ocean, Witsand
Sources: Titus River, Dwarsrivier
Cities: • Ashton • Bonnievale • Bainskloof • Ceres • De Doorns • Malgas • McGregor • Montagu • Rawsonville • Robertson • Tulbagh • WorcesterThe Breede River Valley is the largest fruit and wine producing valley in the Western Cape and is South Africa’s leading racehorse breeding area.This semiarid area, part of the Little Karoo, offers magnificent scenery and is known for its indigenous fynbos and proteas. The clear mountain streams are in stark contrast with their rugged surrounds and the wildlife in the reserves offer visitors a chance to get a taste of Africa. Cape Route 62 that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn runs through the Breede River Valley.
The Breede River Valley stretches from Gouda in the west and McGregor in the south, to Montagu in the east and the Karoo in the north. Worcester (1822) is the business and shopping centre of the Breede River Valley. It is a large wine producing area and has 20 wine cellars on its wine route.
The Wine Route and The Karoo National Botanical Garden (the only truly succulent garden) The picturesque town of Robertson (1853) is the centre of the horse breeding industry in the Western Cape and a major wine growing area.
The village of McGregor is 20 km from Robertson and has quaint whitewashed cottages and well preserved Victorian houses. The natural beauty of the area makes it popular with hikers. Ashton is a small village at the foot of the Langeberg and is the fruit processing centre for much of the fruit grown in the