Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
Robertson is known at the 'Jacaranda capital of the Western Cape', and is situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains in the fertile Breede River Valley. Robertson was founded in 1853 and takes its name from Reverend Dr William Robertson, who performed regular services to the farmers in the area.
The picturesque Robertson Valley is renowned for its wines of connoisseur quality, beautiful roses and thoroughbred horses. This charming little town is surrounded by sprawling vineyards and orchards that stretch from the outlying farmlands to the heart of the town.
Visitors can enjoy viewing the stunning Victorian and Georgian houses that line the street, the historical Pink Church and the Powder House. Robertson is great for all seasons and has something to offer every traveler. Relax on the Breede River with a fishing rod, canoe, boat or skis.
Visitors to Robertson can savour delicious wine as Robertson has the ideal conditions for producing classic blends, including white wines, sherry and brandy. Robertson is also well known for its champion race horses. Robertson is quite central to the other wine regions of the Western Cape, and is only 160 kilometres from Cape Town.