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Known as the "small town with a big heart", you will be surprised by the warm welcome which awaits you in this quaint country town. 
Situated in the shadow of the majestic Langeberg mountains with the Breede River as its life blood, Robertson is the western gateway to The Heart of Route 62, only 1 ½ hours leisurely drive from Cape Town.

My partner and I were fortunate enough to win a 4 night stay in Robertson when we entered a lucky draw competition at the Getaway show in Johannesburg. We were very happy to have won the 4 nights, but were very pleasantly surprised when we were presented with a variety of gift vouchers as well upon our arrival. It was clear from the very start that the people in Robertson are friendly, welcoming and extremely hospitable.

The first voucher was for a restaurant called Passio and we had an excellent lunch there. The food was delicious, the service excellent and friendly and the atmosphere nice and relaxed.We spent the first two nights at Randrivier Bed & Breakfast. Randriver offers luxury accommodation set in the most beautiful garden. The location is great and so peaceful and the hosts made us feel like part of the family from the moment we arrived. Highly recommended!

We enjoyed dinner at The Robertson Small Hotel. The food and service was exquisite! Visiting any of the wine farms that grab your fancy is an absolute must. The staff are friendly and very well informed and the wine of course great.

We also received vouchers for 2 river cruises on the Breede River. Viljoensdrift offers you a lovely way to relax and enjoy the scenery while enjoying a ready made picnic to order. Kolgans offers you wonderful scenery while enjoying authentic Afrikaans cuisine at it's best.Another highlight was the chocolate and wine pairing at Rosendal. Really beautiful surroundings and of course absolutely delicious. We spent the second 2 nights at Excelsior Guest Manor. What a magnificent setting amongst the vineyards. The staff were extremely helpful, professional and friendly and the breakfast is to die for. Our host also went out of her way to make us feel welcome and I would recommended Excelsior to anyone. The personal wine blending experience is a must too.

Further highlights include the Affie Plaas Farmstall which is a food heaven with a huge selection of fresh produce and the perfect place to buy a souvenir or 2. On our last evening we had dinner at Mo & Rose and what an experience. The cacti garden give the converted barn a surreal feeling and the food is just heavenly. This place is a real gem.

Overall we had a fantastic time in Robertson. The hospitality and friendliness of everyone we met made this an unforgettable experience. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment in this beautiful piece of paradise. Thank you so much Robertson!

Karin Menkveld