Wolseley is a small town in the upper Breede River Valley region of the Western Cape province of
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. In the 2011 Census it had a population of 1,528 people. It is located northeast of
Cape Town Cape Town (Afrikaans File:WIKITONGUES- Alaric speaking Afrikaans.webm, Alaric speaking Afrikaans. Afrikaans (, ) is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana, Zambia ...
, in the Land van Waveren valley between the Waterval Mountains to the west and the Witzenberg Mountains to the east.


Wolseley lies at an altitude of on the drainage divide, watershed between the drainage basins of the Breede River, which flows south to the Indian Ocean, and the Berg River, which flows north to the Atlantic Ocean. It is south of Tulbagh, southwest of Ceres, Western Cape, Ceres, and northwest of Worcester, Western Cape, Worcester.


Wolseley is divided between wards 2 and 7 of the Witzenberg Local Municipality, which has its headquarters at Ceres.


Wolseley is located just off the R46 road (South Africa), R46 regional route, which runs north to Tulbagh and the Nuwekloof Pass (Western Cape), Nuwekloof Pass to the Swartland, and east over Michell's Pass to Ceres. The R43 road (South Africa), R43 regional route begins nearby at a junction with the R46, and runs south to the N1 road (South Africa), N1 national route at Worcester. The R43 also connects to the R301 road (South Africa), R301 over Bain's Kloof Pass to Wellington, Western Cape, Wellington. It is also situated on the main railway line from Cape Town to the interior. Wolseley railway station is served by Metrorail Western Cape, Metrorail's "Boland Blitz" service, with one train per day in the morning from Worcester to Cape Town, and one in the evening in the other direction. Wolseley is also the junction for the now-closed branch line to Ceres.

In popular culture

In the novel ''Wolseley'' (2014) by South African author John J le Grange, the town is home to the family of three who travel to Cape Town looking for a better fortune, as well as being the title to the book.Wolseley (novel) listed on www.amazon.com
Retrieved on 2016-07-02.


External links

Wolseley at Western Cape Tourism
{{Cape Winelands District Municipality Populated places in the Witzenberg Local Municipality