Nestled at the foot of the Du Toitskloof-, Slanghoek- and Dwarsberg Mountains, lies the quaint town of Rawsonville.
Known for the Goudini Spa Hotwater Springs and award-winning wines, Rawsonville is a true haven for every traveller, offering accommodation ranging from basic self-catering cottages to luxury guest houses.
The area is well known for the Breedekloof Wine Route with its 22 Cellars and Wine Estates and also hosts the annual Breedekloof extreme sports festival.
To reach the little, largely undiscovered, village of Rawsonville does mean taking something of a detour off the N1 near Worcester, about 120 kilometers from Cape Town.
For the activity addict the area provides scenic cycling routes, mountain biking, hiking, horse trails, and 4x4 trails, or the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Breede River in the capable hands of African Water Wanderers. The area is also ideal for trout, bass and carp fishing, bird watching, white-water rafting, canoeing, abseiling or mountaineering.
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Overall, Rawsonville has a mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers days and cold wet winters, due to its more inland location, winters can sometimes get frosty, with heavy snowfalls sometimes falling on the surrounding high-ground.
The average summer (October to February) temperature is 28.6°C. To many March to April signal idyllic weather, summers heat subsides and the wind settles. Winter’s (May to July) temperatures range from 4.8°C lows at night and a comfortable 16.2°C by day. However, with the onset of spring (from August to October), the fast-retreating winter merges with the summer sun, bringing forth some of the worlds most spectacular wild flower displays.