Robertson: “A small place with a big heart”, where you are warmly welcomed throughout the year and where one wine festival is followed by another. Here the peacefully dormant village awaits visitors who are amazed by the turbulent bloom of the jacaranda and roses. Which in turn are interspersed with yellow and red cannas and brightly colored bougainvilleas. Here you will find 150 years of history in Victorian houses.
Robertson is located a 1.5-hour drive from Cape Town, in the valley of the Breede River and in the shadow of the Langeberg mountains. It is located at the start of the “Route 62” with its beautiful mountain passes.
Robertson is known for its dried fruit, sweet dessert wines and brandies, but her Chardonnay’s also have a good reputation. It is the place for Farm stalls (farm stalls along the road) with fresh products such as: olive oil, dried fruit, freshly baked breads and home-made jams. Every second Saturday of the month you can go to the market for more fresh products.
Throughout the year there are wine festivals starting in February with the Hands on Harvest festival. In June the Wacky Wine weekend and in August Robertson Slow. Then in September the Wine Valley festival and in October Wine on the River. Don’t worry if you miss the wine festival, because you can taste wine at numerous wine farms. You can have lunch and dinner at restaurants with a beautiful view or in historic hotels.
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If you want to do something active, there are opportunities for golfing, horse riding, hiking and canoeing.