Valley of Wine and Roses
A pleasant, moderate climate and warm, welcoming people in a valley of great natural beauty - that’s Robertson in a nutshell.
The majestic Langeberg mountains and serene Breede River is the perfect canvas for the tree-lined streets of the village, which is renowned for its wines of connoisseur quality, radiant roses and thoroughbred horses.
Robertson’s appeal is wide and broad. No matter what time of year and no matter who the visitor, this town offers superb quality of life.
Founded in 1853, the town was named after Reverend Dr William Robertson, and boasts with a proud architectural heritage. Here the modern vibrancy of a typical Boland town converges with the hospitable charm of days gone by. Victorian and Georgian houses and cottages line the streets, with gardens overflowing with roses and brilliant mauve jacarandas supplying some shade.
Robertson is the western gateway to "The Heart of Route 62" the longest wine route in the world. Beautiful Victorian style houses are set on streets with flowering roses, columns of red and yellow cannas as well as bright bougainvilleas and flowering jacarandas. There are many diverse activities available such as outdoor picnics, a golf course, hiking trails and a nature reserve. Annual events include the Hands on Harvest (February), the Wacky Wine Weekend (June), Robertson Show (August) and Wine on the River (October).