Robertson is known as the small town with a big heart. Located in the shadow of the majestic Langeberg mountains with the Breede River as its life blood, Robertson is the western gateway to The Heart of Route 62, only 1 and a half hours leisurely drive from Cape Town.

With 150 years of history, Robertson has grown into one of the most attractive Cape Winelands towns. Victorian buildings, jacaranda-lined streets, rose lined vineyards, columns of red and yellow cannas as well as bright bougainvilleas all form the back drop to this delightful town.

The region may be best known for its wines but the variety of attractions, activities, accommodation, and culinary delights on offer - combined with spectacular scenery and the warm hospitality of the people, makes it a superb getaway.

In one of the most beautiful valleys in South Africa, Robertson is surrounded by the Langeberg Mountains and needs to be visited for the peacefulness of its valleys and the beauty of its green vineyards.

Situated along Route 62 (reputedly the longest wine route in the world) in the Cape Winelands, the Robertson Valley Wine Route is officially recognized, and its limestone rich soils and diversity of terroir produce world class wines. Not only are the wines full of character, but so are the winemakers; they love what they do and it shows. Brandy tastings and tours are also possible at the Klipdrift distillery.

Olives are grown and processed locally and Robertson's farm stalls overflow with fresh produce, dried fruit, homemade breads, jams and preserves. Combine olive tasting with some cheese tasting and you'll spoiled for choice. The area is also becoming one of the pioneering areas for organic farm products. Stop off at Affie Plaas Farm Stall for wine at cellar prices and great gifts for the home.

Get outdoors and relax on one of the popular river boat cruises, go on a game drive or explore the hiking trails in the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. Wander around the spectacular cactus gardens at the Sheilam Cacti and Succulent Garden or explore the extensive gardens, mazes and the labyrinth at Soekershof Private Maze and Botanical Garden.

Biking, canoeing, river rafting and horse riding are popular activities, while Bird's Paradise is great for the kids with birds from Central America, Africa and Asia, as well as monkeys, crocodiles and a play park.

No matter what time of the year, Robertson offers a superb quality of life. Vineyards and orchards stretch from outlying farmlands into the very heart of the town. Enjoy living with wine ,fruit, horses, colourful characters and clean country air as everyday components of life.

Amazing annual events to look out for are the Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend, Robertson Slow and Robertson Wine-on-the-River.

Robertson Fun Rating

from 32 customer reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars!

Popular in Robertson

  • Wine And Tastin...
  • Hiking
  • Brandy Tasting
  • Restaurants
  • Olive Tasting
Press to Interact
To top Refresh
Available On Request

Louise, Walkerville
Robertson town is busy, noisy, and not very attractive, but the surrounding farmlands and mountains are beautiful. There are loads of open wineries and drives to neighbouring small towns, making it a good place to stay and use as a base.
Louise Proudfoot
South Africa

Beautiful, bustling town!
We really enjoyed our weekend in and around Robertson! There are plenty of wine and olive estates open for tasting on both Saturday and Sunday, which makes a quick weekend away so worthwhile! And plenty of great restaurants to choose from. Make the effort to go up towards the mountains as the scenery changes completely and the semi-desert turns to beautiful lush forests. We stayed at De Hoop Cottages so were fortunate enough to enjoy the lush beautiful mountains from our porch. We also really enjoyed Saggy Stone Brewery for both their beer and their food (but apparently Sundays are too busy...
see more
Rudi Botha
South Africa

Scenic Beauty, Wine and Champagne, spa treatment at Small Robertson Hotel what more can one need for a break-away from the City.
Shirley Rothero
South Africa

Warm welcome in the Valley of Wine & Roses!
Robertson is an attractive town in the Cape Winelands with Victorian buildings, jacaranda-lined streets and vineyards bordered with rose bushes.Along with its wines, there is a variety of attractions, activities, accommodation, and culinary delights. This and the awesome scenery and hospitality make it a superb getaway. Don't miss the festivals: Wacky Wine Weekend, Hands on Harvest, Wine on the River, Robertson Slow and the Jacaranda Festival.
Carlos Araujo
South Africa

Unspoilt and unpretentious
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.
Bridget Harpur
South Africa

Langnaweek in Robertson
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
Anita Schwella
South Africa

Short and sweet - visit to Robertson
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!!!
Willemien Kruger
South Africa

27 - 29 July 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.
Santie Lotz
South Africa

Robertson is FABS!!!!
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...
see more
Louisa Wassermann
South Africa

Beautiful views and friendly people
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.
Caretha Laubscher
South Africa

Best value for money in the Winelands
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...
see more
Luc Uyttenhove
South Africa

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 & DineCulture & HeritageEntertainment & Leisure Nature & ScenicAdventure & Sportand most of all Stunning autumn and winter weather and our famous country hospitality. See you there.
Balbina Huerttlen
South Africa

Robertson - a refreshing tonic for the weary!
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...
see more
Natasha Barry
South Africa

The best town in the Langeberg area
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 vegetabl...
see more
Lucille (Thandi) Qhankqiso
South Africa

Wine farms
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.
paddy thompson
South Africa

Wine lovers holiday destination
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.
Kyle Hepple
South Africa

Great little town
Surrounded by wine farms, great town to spend a few days in. Great many restauranta to try. Good spot to be in if on a wine tour
Samantha Hattingh
South Africa

Country Break in Robertson
Great place to take a weekend break summer or winter
Gary Edwardes
South Africa

Surroundings are very beautiful, small town, lovely food and very friendly people. Unfortunately we only passed through so we did not get around to do some exploring.Hennie & Magda StormVaalpark 2016
Magda storm
South Africa

Lovely Robertson
Very relaxing, lovely scenery, beautiful guesthouses and fun vibe, especially the olive, brandy (klipdrift) and wine farms are a must to visit
Karen SMorenburg
South Africa