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Founded in 1853, the town was named after Reverend Dr William Robertson, and boasts a proud architectural heritage. 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 its 1.5 hours drive via Paarl and Worcester. It is situated in the shadow of the majestic Langeberg Mountains with the Breede River as its life blood. With 150 years of history, Robertson has grown into one of the most attractive Cape Wine land towns, with Victorian buildings, jacaranda-lined streets and beautiful gardens.
Robertson known as the valley of wine and roses has a pleasant moderate climate, warm welcoming people, in a valley of great natural beauty - that’s Robertson in a nutshell. Robertson 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 whom the visitor, this town offers superb quality of life. Here the modern vibrancy of a typical Boland town converges with the hospitable charm of days gone by. Stay a night in one of the Victorian or Georgian houses and cottages, with gardens overflowing with roses and brilliant mauve jacarandas supplying some shade. If you enjoy wine then take a look at this list of Robertson Wine Estates that offer Wine tasting Robertson.
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.