Rawsonville is a small wine growing and farming community
in the Breede River Valley of the Western Cape province of
South Africa. The town is located in a scenic portion of the
valley on the eastern flanks of the Du Toitskloof Mountains.
The climate is mediterranean, with cool, rainy winters and
warm, dry summers. Due to its more inland location, winters
can sometimes get frosty, with heavy snowfalls sometimes
falling on the surrounding high-ground, summers are generally
pleasant, although some February and March days can reach
38°C or higher.
The area is known for the Breedekloof Wine Route with its 22
Cellars and Wine Estates and also hosts the annual Breedekloof
extreme sports festival.
It is 90 km east of Cape Town.