Geography, History & Economy
Breede Valley Local Municipality is part of Cape Winelands District Municipality.
MDB code: WC025
Description: The Breede Valley Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered by Witzenberg in the north, Langeberg in the south, the Central Karoo District in the east, and Drakenstein and Stellenbosch in the west. It is one of five municipalities in the district.
The most striking feature of the Breede Valley is its scenic beauty consisting of majestic mountains, fertile valleys, vineyards and vast plains, covered with indigenous semi-desert vegetation.
Area: 3 834km²
Cities/Towns: De Doorns, Rawsonville, Touws River, Worcester
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (28.8%), community services (21.9%), finance (20.2%), manufacturing (11.3%), trade (7.7%), transport (6.1%), construction (2.7%)