The town of Robertson lies in the shadow of the Langeberg Mountains on Route 62, about one-and-a-half hours' drive from Cape Town. Surrounded by vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards, Robertson is one of the most attractive towns in the Cape. With Victorian and Georgian cottages and jacaranda lined streets, the town is usually awash with colour.
Robertson, which became famous for its ostrich farming, continues as it did when founded in 1853, with its vineyards, ostrich, fruit and dairy farms. The area is regarded as a pioneer for organic wine production and the district is renowned for its wine growing and racehorse stud farming. Some of the finest red wines in the Cape are produced here and Robertson boasts a wine route of its own, that includes 48 wineries from the nearby towns of McGregor, Ashton and Bonnievale.
Robertson has a number of other attractions, including: rock climbing, bird watching, fishing on the Breede River, visiting the local museum or picnicking in the great outdoors.