De Doorns is situated in the heart of the Hex River Valley, 32 km north-east of Worcester and 40 km south-west of Touwsrivier. It is in the centre of an export grape growing region, surrounded by over 200 table grape farms.
During the second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), the town and its railway infrastructure played an important supporting role. The stone blockhouses which were built to protect the vital railway link are still found in the valley.
Today the Hex River Valley is not only known to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. It also hosts the biggest pre-cooler in the Southern hemisphere (Hexkoel) aswell as the winery with the longest harvest season in the world (De Doorns Cellar)!
At 2249 m above sea level, the peak of the Hex River Mountain Range, the Matroosberg, is the highest mountain peak in the Western Cape.
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