Goedgevonden – Lifestyle Village is named after the farm it is going to be developed on namely, Goedgevonden (found to be good) and is situated on the Tulbagh side of the picturesque Breede Rivier Valley town of Wolseley. Wolseley is only 15 kilometers to the south of Tulbagh, 12 kilometers southwest of Ceres, and 35 kilometers northwest of Worcester. With Cape Town being a brisk 90min drive away, Wolseley is perfectly positioned on Route 62 – the longest wine route in the world! One reaches Wolseley through one of four scenic passes; The Nuwekloof, Bainskloof, Du Toitskloof and Mitchell Pass. This makes, the approach to Wolseley one of the most rewarding parts of getting there. Wolseley is also unique in that it lies on a natural watershed dividing the Berg and Breede Rivers, both rivers eventually ending up in different oceans! The resulting abundance in water means that a variety of farming occurs in the valley, including fruit, vegetables, olives, wheat, dairy, sheep and grapes, and makes for breathtaking scenery and a variety of delicious food and wine.
Subsequent to Governor W A Van der Stel naming this beautiful valley ‘Het Land Van Waveren’ in 1699, several farms were allocated in the valley. In 1875, the railway line from Wellington was completed up to the farm ‘Goedgevonden’ and this point was called ‘Ceres Road’ Station, which was to serve the Ceres area through Mitchell’s Pass and which was on the important route between the Cape and the Kimberly Diamond fields for the Stage Coaches of that era. The first residential stands was sold in the same year (1875) and in 1910, the town was named Wolseley after Sir Garnet Wolseley, the British Governor of Natal at that time. Now once more, 137 years after the first stands were sold in Wolseley we are proud to introduce you to a brand new development Goedgevonden Life style Village and help you – Discover the good life again!