Known as the Cape Winelands town with the big heart, Robertson is a treat for all the senses. In November, violet jacaranda flowers blanket the sidewalks; in March, a fruity fiesta celebrates the magic of harvest and in August, winemakers descend on the Slow Festival so you can savour the simple pleasures of life. Filled with a microculture that honours the good times, this is the kind of small town that gives you the chance to discover rare places and people you might otherwise miss in larger cities.
There’s a deliciously nostalgic feel to Robertson. Residents cook together, forage together and create together. You’ll taste the delights from the ground – fresh mint, oxheart tomatoes and wild fennel. Warm from the kitchen breads come with locally made olive farm oils, puddings are served with sweet dessert wines and homemade labels are attached to jams. You’re also in the heart of Roberston Wine Valley, the prized Route 62 pierced with a wealth of wineries. It’s here that iconic Champagne-style Cap Classique’s are sipped in sleek estates whose floor-to-ceiling windows show off a valley shimmering in gold and green.
Robertson is a place of peace and quiet, but it’s also got jeu d’esprit. One moment you could be standing in the shoes of the vintner himself blending your own bottle of wine, the next on an exhilarating raft race across the rapids of the Breede River.
With Alfred&’s specialists and our Robertson hometown experts, we’ll whisk you into a world of small-town charm and new and novel experiences.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Laura, who's travelled extensively in South Africa. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - ex banker who can show you the hottest foodie spots in Cape Town, the award-winning young sommelier who can introduce you to Stellenbosch's finest wines and the walking safari ranger who can guide you to the best game.
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