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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES
 

Vinkrivier, Nuy Valley Road- on your way to Robertson or on your way back to Cape Town


Penhill Manor – Seasonal Black board menu at 5-star accommodation
Saggy Stone Brewery – Beer tasting and Pub Style menu on a wor
king fruit farm (Thurs – Sunday)
Graham Beck – 5 Cap Classique tasting options. *Sparkles & Pop* gourmet popcorn and Cap Classique, perfectly
paired with creative popcorn infusions which celebrates South African Cuisine.

 

 

Robertson Dorp

 

Interesting architecture and great variety of gables.
New Cape Central Rail Robertson – Book a 4hr train trip through the beautiful Valley. Have your wine tasting
experience while your travel through the vineyards on an old steam train. Book on the website www.nccr.co.za
Robertson Winery – Stunning tasting room. Ideal for the whole family.
Robertson Art Gallery
Van Tonder Antiques and Second-Hand shops
Mia’s Book Shop
Pot-Luck Homestead
– Cape Malay Kitchen – Best Samosas and Curries!!
Ragazzi Osteria @Beuld, The Venue – Italian restaurant in beautiful setting. Phone 063 262 5558 for bookings.

 

 

Klaasvoogds Meander


Sheilam Cactus Farm - Approx 2000 species. Discover plants such as The Old Man of Peru, Mother-in-Law's Chair,
Horse's teeth, Elephant Feet, Klipplante (stone plants), Bushman's Grape and lots more.
Owl’s Rest Lavender and Olive Farm
Inger Ceramics
– Pottery studio and coffee shop
Mo & Rose – Beautiful setting and lovely light lunch options.
Marbrin Olives – No 1 on TripAdvisor.
Rietvallei Wine Estate – you feel spoilt (bederf??) at their tastings/snacks etc
The Lab – restaurant for lunch/dinner.

 

 

Ashton and R317 to Bonnievale

 

Drive over the massive, impressive, iconic Ashton Arch Bridge
Ashton Winery – lekker Sauvignon Blanc and Gourmet Sandwiches.
Kleinhoekkloof Wines – Boutique wine farm with 11.8ha under vine, situated in a narrow ravine. Handcrafted
wines and world class home-made charcuterie. Please book.
Platform 62 – awesome Gin tasting, also Brandy tasting. Wine from the area at cellar price.
Zandvliet – Beautiful cool tasting room and underground tour. The best blending experience – take your own
creation home! Cheese and meat platters available.  

Excelsior Wine Estate – Blend and bottle your own wine.
Graze@Excelsior Deli - for lunch, fantastic Cheesecake!
The Vines Market @Excelsior - Every first and last Saturday of the month.
Winter: 10h00-14h00 and Summer: 10h00-14h00. Check social media for confirmed dates. Follow Robertson Tourism
on Facebook and Instagram for more information!

R 317 Robertson to Bonnievale


Springfield Estate – Top wines and beautiful setting. Homemade olives served with tasting.
Bon Courage – Award winning wines and Cap Classique. Enjoy lunch at Cafe Maude.
Viljoensdrift River Cruise – Picnic while cruising on the Breede River. Book the cruise in advance and arrive 30mins
before departure.
Van Loveren - wine pairings and lunch option. Alcohol free pairings for the kids!
Esona Boutique Wines – Underground “Taste the Difference experience” Wine paired with art, music, food etc –
Platters available.
Arendsig Single Vineyard Wines - Insightful, personal tasting with winemaker/proprietor. Book!
Silverthorn Cap Classique – Very informative tasting experience presented by the owners. Beautiful setting on
Breede River. Please book your tasting!
Weltevrede Wines – Weltevrede was awarded 2023 Best of Wine Tourism awards by the Great Wine Capitals Global
Network for the excellence of their wine tourism offer!
- Captivated by Cap Classique: 10h00 (Monday – Saturday) R250.00 per person (Booking essential)
- Create your own bottle of Cap Classique: all day (Monday – Saturday) R200.00 per person.
- Captivated by Chardonnay: 14h00 (Monday – Saturday) R250.00 per person.  (Booking essential)
Kapokbos - Enjoy lunch at the renowned restaurant at Weltevrede. (Open Fri and Sat evenings – book please!)
Bonnievale Wines – Experience authentic country hospitality. Child Friendly. Platter for two at R110! Cheesy pizzas
and Chocolate and Wine pairings (Book please!)

McGregor


Please check opening times of businesses. Some places are only open certain days of the week.
Lords Wines – 10km’s from McGregor on the Road to Nowhere - Beautiful, peaceful setting. Lovely hosts and very
good wine and a Cap Classique. Good food also. Look out for the resident Blue Crane family!
The Blend Coffee Shop – Homemade goodies
Temenos Retreat – Garden of Silence, in Town. Tebaldi’s restaurant. Out of Africa restaurant. Exquisite garden. Take
your time to enjoy this.
Tanagra – Wine tasting AND Grappa.
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary – Visit the donkeys and adopt one, restaurant, shop, bird watching (80 species).
Open Thursdays – Sundays.

Langeberg Meander (R60 Ashton-Swellendam)


La Montanara Cheese farm and Deli – Buy cheese from the source. Woolworths products. Exquisite setting. Very
good pizzas also!
Mardouw Olive products - All Mardouw’s extra virgin olive oil are pure, natural oils made from hand-picked olives
and same-day cold extraction of the best cultivars.
Bushmanspad Wine Estate – The Home of Pet Nat (8 varieties). Oldest known method of making sparkling wine.
Pétillant-Naturel (natural sparkling) is a catch-all term for practically any sparkling wine made in the méthode
ancestrale, meaning the wine is bottled before primary fermentation is finished, without the addition of secondary
yeasts or sugars. So, pet nat wine is a low sugar wine.
Greenlands Farm – Farm Table restaurant open from Friday to Sunday. The best local and seasonal products.
Bon Frutti Farm Stall – Lots of fun things to do for kids and parents.
Leopard Trail – Old car museum, fly fishing – By appointment only.

Restaurants:


Penhill Manor, Vinkrivier – Seasonal Blackboard menu


Bourbon Street, Robertson – Family restaurant, V-slots


Saggy Stone, Vinkrivier, Robertson and McGregor – Pub Style, locally brewed beers.


The Garrison, Robertson – Where locals hang out. Bar menu.


Ragazzi @Beuld Robertson – Balance between traditional, wholesome, and rustic Italian fare.


Four Cousins, Robertson – Family restaurant, onsite brewery. Kids play area.


The Lab, Klaasvoogds – À la carte menu on blackboard.


Kapokbos, Bonnievale – Fresh local ingredients, seasonal contemporary country cuisine.

Hiking trails:


Penhill Manor, Nuy Valley -There are 5 hiking trails from the farm, one leads up to a gorgeous natural rock pool – an
ideal spot for picnics on sweltering summer days. PLEASE BOOK.


Excelsior Manor Guesthouse, Ashton- 5km trail run through the vineyards.
The Excelsior Wine Walk is a three-day excursion with daily distances of between 10 to 17 kilometres. Phone for
more info.


Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, McGregor - Permits may be purchased for R50 per adult and R30 per child at the reserve
office or through CapeNature Central Reservations. You will need to obtain a permit to hike in most of the reserves
that are accessible to the public. All hiking permit information is available on the reserve pages. You are welcome on
Saturdays and Sundays.


Arangieskop, Robertson - Book@ Robertson Municipality.


Die Laaitjie, Dassieshoek - WhatsApp or Facebook message for more information.

Fish Eagle@Van Loveren - Bonnievale Road-Come and explore Van Loveren "picnic on a stick" for R60pp. Includes
water,biltong,sweets, dried fruits and the walking permit. The Fish Eagle hiking trail starts on the estate and
takes visitors along the river, as well as through the various veld types found there.


Leopard Trail, Swellendam Road - Day visitors welcome by appointment.


Nerina Guest Farm - By appointment


Arendsig Single Vineyard Wines, Stormsvlei, Wakkerstroom - Come and enjoy the hiking trails and discover the
unique plants. They will take you on a 5km farm walk followed with a coff
ee in the Shiraz vineyard and wine tasting
at the cellar. (The hike is for all ages; young ones can bring their bikes) Every Wed.

Child Friendly Options


Ashton Winery - There is a great area with jungle gym for the kids, all within eyesight of the tasting room. There is a giant chess board too! On sunny days there is also a jumping castle.


Birds Paradise - Besides the array of animals to view, sit down at the restaurant and order some
breakfast or lunch, and browse through the curio shop for interesting souvenirs. It’s kid-friendly with a big playground to burn off the little one’s energy.

Deo Volente Dairy Goats - Spend time with goats – there are over 50 of them! • And its child friendly. Click on the link to see how the whole family can get interactive with goats!

Four Cousins Restaurant - Family restaurant in the scenic Robertson wine valley, on Route 62, with a beautiful outdoor kids play area, wine tasting room and onsite brewery.
https://www.fourcousinsrestaurant.co.za/

Platform 62 - They have a kid’s play area and animals in the beautiful garden under the trees. Don’t leave your pets at home! Bring them along! We love animals and all pets are welcome.
https://www.platform62.co.za/

 

Robertson Horse Adventures - Experience our beautiful countryside from a unique viewpoint… on the back of a horse.
https://robertsonhorseadventures.co.za/

 

Nerina Guest Farm - Come and enjoy the countryside with us on horseback. There is lots to see,
from incredible views to Zebra, Eland & Springbok to name a few.
https://www.nerinaguestfarm.com/


Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary - They provide a permanent home and loving care to destitute, rescued donkeys. The Visitor Centre and toilets are wheelchair-friendly. They also cater for kids - please speak to them about options for your children. And you can adopt a donkey!
https://www.donkeysanctuary.co.za/

 

Van Loveren Family Vineyards - Kids simply love drinking from a proper wine glass! Little ones need not feel left out during wine tastings - they can partake in their own (non-alcoholic) & tasting, learning all about flavours, colours and pairings. They can also explore the beautiful garden and play with a giant chess set.
https://www.vanloveren.co.za/


New Cape Central Railway – Let history transport you. A trip on this beautifully restored train brings back so many memories and creates new memories for the younger generation!
https://nccr.co.za/

Ou Meul Bakkery – A beautiful outside play area for the kids with a jungle gym on steroids!
https://oumeul.co.za/ou-meul-stores/ou-meul-robertson/

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