Ashton is situated between Robertson and Swellendam and forms part of the worlds longest wine route. The awesome Langeberg mountain range forms a backdrop to the town with the Breede river threading it’s way through the countryside to the south.

There are five excellent wineries in the region well worth a visit. Go birdwatching, cycling or go cruising down the river and enjoy a glass of wine and a light lunch at a riverside wine estate. Maps are available at the tourism bureau. Ashton is also the capital of the canning industry in South Africa. The huge fruit and vegetable canning factories offer informative guided tours to interested groups. Tours must be booked by prior arrangement.

In the main road close by, a steam locomotive, no longer in action, stands on display. This old class14CRB was commissioned in 1919 and was used on the Worcester-Mossel Bay line until 1983 when it was finally retired.

Visitors can follow the markers by car to a scenic viewpoint for a panoramic vista and photo opportunity. Ask at the bureau for details. Those looking for an adrenaline rush can enquire about rock-climbing in the rugged Cogmanskloof just 2 kms out of town. A little further on into the gorge a 16 metre tunnel is surmounted by the stone ruins of an Anglo Boer War fort.

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 23 614 2471
Fax: +27 23 614 3137

Opening Hours

We are open from:
Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 13:00


24 Bath Street
Western Cape