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Robertson, Breede River Valley

Robertson, Breede River Valley

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Robertson is located in The Heart of Route 62, the longest wine route in the world which stretches all the way from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

From Cape Town it’s an easy 1.5 hrs drive via Paarl and Worcester. Robertson Tourist Bureau is situated on Voortrekker Street, which is the R60 between Worcester and Swellendam. From Worcester it’s on the left side, just before the Roodezandt Wine Cellar.

Robertson is well known for its beauty, renowned for its wines of connoisseur quality, radiant roses and thoroughbred horses. Columns of red or yellow cannas and flaming bougainvillea line the roads outside the wine estates, gardens overflow and vineyards are banked with roses, while brilliant mauve jacarandas shade the streets.

Church in Robertson
The Robertson Wine Route is an officially recognised Wine of Origin region and the Cape's largest wine producing region under irrigation.

Orchard upon orchard of decidious fruit, destined for the national and international markets, punctuates the landscape that isn't covered by vineyards, their blossoms scenting the air in spring and their fruit-laden trees delighting the eye in summer. (To view additional information on the Robertson Wine Route please see: Cape Wine Routes » Robertson Wine Estates).

National Monuments include the Pink Church (1859), the Museum (1860), the Edwardian No 12 Piet Retief Street (1904), the Victorian No 59 Van Reeneen Street (1914) and the Powder House.

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average visitor rating: 5/5"It's spring time in Robertson. The wonderful flowers of the Karoo are in blossom, the vineyards are starting to push and the sun is coming out. It's just ..." - Balbina, Robertson

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Breedekloof Wine Route

The youngest wine route in South Africa and just 90 km outside of Cape Town, the Breedekloof wine route lies in the Breede River Valley, which stretches from Gouda in the west, McGregor in the south, Montagu in the east and the Tankwa-Karoo National Park in the north. Wine in this region was initially ... more information

Klaasvoogds Game Reserve

You will find Klaasvoogds Game Reserve just off Route 62, roughly 10 kilometres outside Robertson, accessible via the road between Ashton and Robertson. The reserve is 800 hectares of renosterbos, pioniersbos and Cape mountain fynbos in the shadow of the Langeberg Mountains. It is incredibly picturesque and ... more information

Kleinplasie Worcester Open Air Museum

1km outside Worcester, is Kleinplasie Living Open-air Museum. Here we depict the lifestyle of the early Cape pioneer farmers. Activities like tobacco rolling, candle and soap making, coffee roasting and bread baking (only mornings between 09:30 - 12:30) are performed on a daily basis. more information

Marloth Nature Reserve

Lying just three kilometres from the pretty little town of Swellendam, the Marloth Nature Reserve conserves the central Langeberg Mountains that lie between the towns of Swellendam, Ashton, Barrydale and Suurbraak. The Marloth Nature reserve includes what residents of Swellendam call ... more information

Robertson Golf Course

Surrounded by the rolling Langeberg mountains in the Breede River Valley and bordered by vineyards and orchards, the 18-hole Robertson golf course is the only 18-hole golf course in the beautiful ‘Valley of Wine and Roses’. Described as a fun, leisurely course it is extremely golfer friendly, with comfortable walks ... more information

Robertson Wine Estates

There are almost 50 million vines in the Robertson Valley Wine Route, which produce more than 200 000 tons of wine grapes every year. The most common wines found along this wine route are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Methode Cape Classique ... more information

Robertson Wine Valley

Only 1.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town and in the heart of Route 62 - the longest wine route in the country - Robertson Wine Valley lies surrounded by majestic mountains in the Breede River Valley. With a minimal annual rainfall and harsh weather conditions, including hot, dry days and cold nights, wines ... more information

Route 62

Route 62 is modeled after the iconic US Route 66, made famous by the late, great Nat King Cole in the song of the mid 20th century. Travelers headed for the Garden Route will find that Route 62 offers a better alternative to the dull N2 motorway between Cape Town and George, being more scenic and ... more information


Just 10 kilometres east of Robertson, Soekershof lies in Klaas Voogds West - 10 hectares of amazing mazes, a cactus labyrinth, a tree of growing creativity, the world’s largest hedge-maze, a stone-age cinema, a fingerpointing maze, earth sculptures, succulents you didn’t even know existed, and a touch of magic ... more information

Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

Set in a part of the country known as the arid Robertson Karoo, the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve lies in the Breede River Valley, roughly 15 kilometres south of Robertson on the road to McGregor. Given the name of the nature reserve - Vrolijkheid means happiness - this must have been the site of much ... more information

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Things To Do in Robertson

Arangieskop Hiking Trail

Where: Robertson
How much (per person): Price on request

Start: Dassieshoek Nature Reserve, outside Robertson Finish: Dassieshoek Duration: 22 km, 2 days Fitness: dif ... more information

Arabella Wine Estate

Where: Ashton
How much (per person): Price on request

The Arabella Wine Estate is a family business and a passionate one at that. Striving to create the best wine possible is the objective and t ... more information

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Restaurants in Robertson

Bodega de Vinho Restaurant at Rooiberg Winery

Where: Robertson

Bodega de Vinho is situated in the picturesque Breede River Valley, below the peaks of the Langeberg range. Nicknamed ‘The Valley of Wine and Roses’, The Breede River Valley is not only beautiful, but ... more information

Dine at Fraai Uitzicht 1798

Where: Robertson

Experience the delights of a truly great restaurant in the heart of the Robertson Valley, while attentive hosts provide a friendly and cosy ambience for a fine dining experience in the award-winning r ... more information

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event starts: 17 October 2014
Hands-on Harvest

Location: Robertson
Duration: 51 days

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event starts: 07 February 2015

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