Independent, impartial reviews of Robertson from SafariNow users
Without knocking the Stellenbosch and Franschoek's of the world, these aren't everyone's scene - and don't suit everyone's budget. In and around Robertson the farms are equally good, offering a wide variety of restaurants and wine tasting experiences that are perhaps slightly less "fine dining" and more just plain good value. Van Louveren's shredded pork belly pizza can't be beaten! For a family friendly craft beer tasting, try Saggy Stone. We stayed at Orange Grove Farm - quite possibly the best value luxury accommodation we have ever stayed at.
09 January 2013
My family and I stayed for a week at Orange Grove Farm, a working wine and olive farm in the heart of the Western Cape's Valley of Wine and Roses. Luxury self-catering accomodation is in the form of whitewashed, thatched-roof cottages with the mountains as their backdrop and the vineyards as their views. The service, accommodation and hospitality were world-class. Activities include guided hikes and mountain biking, while each cottage has a pool and a built-in barbecue.
19 October 2012
Was op die Nerina gasteplaas en het die heerlikste dae daar deur gebring. Die rit op die rivier is regtig 'n belewenis! Amanda en familie het ons regtig laat tuis voel, die boerekos was smaaklik en baie billik. Die hele kuier in Robertson regtig die moeite werd gewees en sal enige iemand aan beveel on te gaan ontspan in hierdie rustige area
14 September 2012
We had a wonderful time in Robertson, our host were very friendly. We got a bottle of wine to welcome us and the atmosphere was just so realxed. The place was well priced and the view was AMAZING!!!! Wish we could have stayed longer, much more that we wanted to see and enjoy!!!
28 August 2012
Robertson was GREAT !!! The weather was sunny but cold, snow on the nearby mountains. We only booked for 1 night stay, but after ariving at the Guesthouse . Du von, we phone the rest of the familiy and booked for the weekend. Thanks to the friendly people of Roberson Superspar and the Spur, you guys are great!! We will be back.
20 August 2012
Almal maak so 'n hooha van Stellenbosch en Paarl wyne, akomodasie en kosse....wel kom kuier bietjie in Robertson. Gasvrye gulhartige mense, bekostigbare akkomodasie. Beslis 'n wenner!! as jy in die omgewing is, met vakansie sel;f in Hartenbos, doen die moeite en gaan doen die Route 62, en stop sommer lank by Robertson.... voorwaar 'n dorp met betowering, plat op die aarde styl. Hou jy van kuns...wel hier kan jy gesogte werke ook kry!! Dis een van die dorpe wat ek regtig al meer as een keer besoek het, en gaan nog baie!!!! Wacky Wine natuurlilk uitstaande!!! groete en ek hoop jy geniet dit net soveel as wat ek het. Louisa Wassermann
20 August 2012
Byron Van Niekerk
In the heart of Winter, we were met with THE most wonderful and helpful people.
The room was turned down with a bottle of bubbly waiting for us in the room.
The service was superb and the people were so friendly that it felt like a home away from home...
It was my birthday weekend and the staff planned something uniquely special as a surprise for which I was very very thankful.
Overall, the best weekend away by far, EVER...
I was sad to leave this beautiful part of the world.
20 August 2012
I loved Robertson; my first time specifically in this area of the Cape. The people are friendly, the places are beautiful and very well priced. I want to move to Robertson. We had a great time.
03 August 2012
Robertson is the new kid on the block in the Cape Winelands. Its wine festivals are the most popular in the country and that is not only because of the wine itself. Probably even more because of the vibe, the atmosphere, the absolute no-stress-allowed environment of Robertson and the true hospitality of its people.
While Robertson is hot on the local market, there is a growing number of international tourists discovering the beauty of this valley. Robertson is just a little off the beaten track as one finds Stellenbosch and Franschhoek on nearly everyone's travel itinerary. With as much reason Robertson should be on there as well, albeit for its unique location between Cape Town and the Garden Route, as starting point of the magnificent Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and only 1,5 hours drive away from coastal towns as Hermanus or Cape Agulhas.
More and more overseas visitors agree that a holiday experience in Robertson is a guarantee for extreme value for money, not only when it comes to wine (free tastings and reasonably priced wines) or golf (moderate fees and no crowds at the Silwerstrand 18 holes), but definitely when it comes to accommodation. Although top rated and quality establishments have settled in Robertson, their overnight rates are still within everybody's reach and very competitive.
Consider Robertson a must-go on your next trip to the Cape. You won't regret.
27 July 2012
Robertson Small Town - Big Heart.
The Robertson Wine Valley is more than an experience - it is a lifestyle.
Various places to stay and guest houses.
We have it all:
Wine & Dine
Culture & Heritage
Entertainment & Leisure
Nature & Scenic
Adventure & Sport
and most of all
Stunning autumn and winter weather and our famous country hospitality.
See you there.
19 July 2012
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily living and discover Robertson. A wonderful small town with a big heart nestled in the Breede River Valley. Where city lights give way to majestic vistas and wine estates, a mere 1¾ hour drive from Cape Town.
To do, or not to do? That’s never the question in Robertson. Find something to suit every aspect of your travel persona … from laid-back with mellow floating breakfasts, picnic & wine lunches or sundowners onboard the Kolgans or Viljoensdrift river cruises to the extreme adrenaline rush of a tandem skydive. Who says you can’t be both?
The hospitable guesthouses dotting the tranquil countryside, each with their unique thoughtful, surprising touches makes a weekend getaway to this wine tasting paradise all possible at a decent price. It is the easy manner of the Robertson people that “go above and beyond” that will keep you coming back to this gem.
The high calcium content of the rich soil makes this Premium Wine and Horse country. With over 50 award-winning wineries to explore, the Robertson Wine Valley is more than an experience – it’s a lifestyle! Paired with superior wines the town and countryside restaurants offer the best steaks, excellent food and delicious desserts. A lazy Saturday morning “champers” breakfast under the pepper trees at Bon Courage wine estate is a must … sinful but worth it! Robertson is home to the top thoroughbred stud farms in South Africa with countless Met, Durban July, Queen’s Plate and Cape Guineas Grade 1 winners having been bred here. Tours can be organized to Riverton Stud and The Alchemy, with the Robertson Riding School and Burcon offering adventurous outrides for horse lovers.
Golfing enthusiasts will delight in the good mix of short and long holes at the 18-hole Robertson Golf Course with its superb facilities. Holistic Massage Treatments, the Robertson Small Hotel Wellness Centre and the Rosendale Health Spa promise pampering to restore your soul. Have tea at the Bird Paradise whilst the kids enjoy the exotic birds and animals or the play park. Need a buzz? Visit Farmer Redbeard’s hands-on bee farm. Can’t live without shopping? Browse through the Saturday morning markets, antique shops, village shops or pop into Spaces – a country lifestyle emporium.
Want non-stop activities? During June the Wacky Wine Weekend sees every winery in the area hosting something from top SA bands, MTB rides, plays, Witblitz and Mampoer stook, wine diving, wine-tasting, quad biking and archery to helicopter flips and more. Wine making activities reign supreme during the Hands-On-Harvest in February … why not blend your own wine? October heralds a wine lover’s paradise! Over 50 wineries represented at one venue at the Wine-On-The-River Festival. Too hectic? The August Robertson Slow festival offers intimate wine tasting and dinners with the winemakers.
With sunshine almost all year round Robertson is the perfect getaway!
01 June 2012
Lucille (Thandi) Qhankqiso
I would rate Robertson a four star. A unique experience to the visitors globally. It is a top tourists destination in the Cape Winelands with its highest wine market, food, shopping, friendliness, promotions and hospitality. It promotes the uniqueness of "ubuntu" a xhosa word which means humanity. It has a stream range of vineyards, stock and vegetable farms surrounded by the range of Langeberg Mountains and a stream of the Brede River across it. This is a beautiful and clean town with bright roses. A number of attractions and activities like the wine and food festivals, the fruit and vegetables harvest time is also very important in this area. Services are economical to the visitors.
01 June 2012
Lovely town with very friendly people and good overnight accommodation can be cheaply found at 62 on Main an old house spotlessly clean and well run by Eve.
06 January 2012
This was my first time travelling the wine area of Robertson and found myself "gobsmacked" because the landscape is so beautiful. I was fortunate enough visit at the beginning of the fynbos blossoming. There were also white and pink blossoms on the farm trees. Whichever way you looked, there were spectacular views of the mountains, the flowers and a feeling of peace and harmony.
10 September 2011
Visit the great Robertson wine cellars which include the acclaimed Graham Beck wines. Enjoy wine tasting and local produce from the agriculturally driven town. Also home to one of South Africa’s favourite brandy's, Klipdrift. Great restaurants and atmosphere. A must-visit for the connoisseur.
15 August 2011
Very nice town with lots to do, depending on weather.
06 June 2011