Robertson is the main town of the beautiful Breede River Valley, an incredibly picturesque fruit and wine producing area which is becoming extremely popular with visitors.
With charming Victorian and Georgian houses and cottages, jacaranda-lined streets and beautiful gardens, Robertson is an ideal country town, offering a superb climate and lifestyle. It boasts good infrastructure including medical care, a private English-medium school and lovely shops, art galleries, restaurants and a retirement village with frail care.
There is a wonderful variety of leisure and outdoor attractions, the Breede River for water
adventures and fishing, mountain hiking and biking trails and horse-riding trails.
The area is littered with wine producing vines due to the excellent climate with a broad spectrum of cultivars as well as fortified dessert wines and there are over 50 wine estates incorporated into various wine routes as well as a Brandy Route. The area forms part of
the Route 62 Wine Route, the longest wine route in the world. Upmarket wine estates are plentiful and so are the Veritas Awards, other national and international awards granted to these master creators of wines.
Robertson is under two hours' drive from Cape Town, and affectionately known as the "Valley of Wine and Roses", with the Breede River snaking its glistening way through the valley.
With the Langeberg Mountains as a backdrop and the Breede River as its life blood, the village is surrounded by rose-lined vineyards, fruit orchards and is renowned racehorse stud farms where many famous SA champions were born. The scenic mountain views and surrounding greenery makes one wonder if Eden wasn't created in the Breede Valley.