The agricultural town of Robertson is situated on the popular Route 62. It lies in the beautiful and fertile Robertson valley, surrounded by the Langeberg Mountain Range. The agricultural town of Robertson is situated on the popular Route 62. It lies in the beautiful and fertile Robertson valley, surrounded by the Langeberg Mountain range. The district is known for wine, fresh and dried fruits and olives which are locally grown and processed. In virtually all South African kitchens you will find bottles of spices produced at Robertson. This area is also becoming one of the pioneers in organic farming. Robertson is home to the Klipdrift Brandy Distillery.
A number of farm stalls offer fresh fruit, dried fruit, homemade breads, jams and preserves. Add to this the opportunity of wine tasting and sampling locally produced cheeses at some of the many wine estates around Robertson and you are in for a culinary feast.
Attractions at Robertson include river boat cruises, game drives, hiking trails and visits to the Sheilam Cacti and Succulent Garden. Furthermore Robertson also offers opportunities for biking, river rafting and horse riding.
Discover the main things to do, see and experience in South Africa, including beautiful winelands, majestic mountain ranges, rolling wheat and sugarcane fields, caves, beaches and rocky shorelines, forests and pristine wilderness areas. Explore by game drive vehicle, hike in beautiful environs and enjoy our beloved country’s rich cultural diversity.
Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Sunshine Coast , Wild Coast , Transkei , KwaZulu-Natal , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Panorama Route .
Route 62 connects Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and is an exciting alternative to the National Road (N2). The R62 offers the traveler a constantly changing landscape with vineyards and fruit orchards, interspersed with dry arid areas, always surrounded by mountain ranges of different kind and shape.
Nearly a hundred years ago, Mr JP (Kosie) Marais decided to produce brandy in this mainly wine producing region. He knew that Chenin Blanc and Columbar (grape varieties), that were successfully grown in the Robertson district, was most suited for brandy making. He developed Klipdrift, the unique South African brandy.
Barrydale in the Tradouw Valley is one of the picturesque small towns in the Klein Karoo. The narrow and fertile Tradouw Valley is nestled between the Langeberg and Swartberg Mountain ranges. The historic and well preserved church, shops and houses add to a lovely picture when one enters the valley and approaches the town.