An area of magnificent views, panoramic landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal-clear streams and abundance of trees and indigenous flora, the Breede River valley is the largest of the Western Cape's three fruit and wine producing valleys. 

It is the home of champion wines, champion horses and is known for its abundance of roses, making this truly the 'Valley of Wine and Roses'. The valleys beauty lies not only in its special location, but also in the relaxed hospitality of its people. 

In 1790 a large tract of land, 'Over het Roode Zand' belonged to a Mr. J van Zyl who held church services here every three months when Dr William Robertson visited the area. In 1852 the community approached the Church with the request that a town be established. Dr Robertson, acting on behalf of the Church, purchased the farm. The laying of the cornerstone of the Dutch reformed Church in 1853 was considered the birthdate of Robertson. 

The main industry of the town was wagon building. After the collapse of the ostrich industry, it is believed that wine farming started developing into a multi-million industry and is to date the main industry of the Robertson valley.

Explore Robertson

Cultural Adventures

Cultural Adventures

Robertson hosts six festivals every year, namely “The Robertson Slow”, “Hands on Harvest Festival”, “The Whacky Wine”, The Robertson Show”, “The Wine on the River” and “The Jacaranda Festival”.



Enjoy an outdoor hike with The Arangieskop trail - a circular route which starts and ends at Dassieshoek nature reserve. 



Visit on of the many National Monuments which include the Pink Church (1859), the Museum (1860), and the Powder House.



Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience with the Western Province Sport Parachute Club (WPSPC).  Founded in 1972, the club is the oldest remaining skydiving club in South Africa.

Living in Robertson

Areas near to Robertson

Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, Malmesbury, McGregor, Montagu, Paarl, Riebeek Valley, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Wellington,


Robertson boasts an array of schools, including The Robertson Riding School, a horse riding school for all ages.


Assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle by visiting one of Robertson's wellness centres for a day of pampering.

Food & Wine

From award winning restaurants to freshly baked ‘roosterbrood’ sandwiches, Robertson is no stranger to good food and wine.


The Robertson Wine Valley, embracing the districts of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson, is less than 2 hours drive from Cape Town. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius