Worcester is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is located 120 km north-east of Cape Town on the N1 highway north to Johannesburg.
Being the largest town in the Western Cape's interior region, it serves as the administrative capital of the Breede Valley Local Municipality and as regional headquarters for most central and Provincial Government Departments. The town also serves as the hub of the Western Cape's interior commercial, distribution and retail activity with a shopping mall, well developed central business district and infrastructure.
The Breede Valley Local Municipality was formed in December 2000 and includes the hamlets of Matroosberg, Touws River, De Doorns, Rawsonville and the town of Worcester. The people are represented by 39 (soon to be 40) councillors, headed by an executive mayor.