You’ll embark to Robertson on the historic Route 62, said to be one of the longest wine routes in the world. With stops in the charming towns of Paarl and Worcester before reaching Robertson, prepare to indulge the senses.
Stroll along the downtown streets and shop at local padstalles selling fresh produce, dine at farm-to-table eateries, and bargain hunt for cellar-door prices on the region’s wines. With nearly 50 wineries offering free tastings, as well as olive oil tours and specialty cheese shops, there’s an opportunity to enjoy a glass of crisp Chardonnay, creamy Bon Blanc cheddar, or a taste of buttery olive oil around every corner.
Robertson is also home to the Klipdrift Distillery. Since 1938, the historic brandy distiller has called the Valley home, and now offers daily tours and tastings. Pop in for an insightful lesson on the brandy-making process, as well as a tasting.
No trip to Robertson would be complete without taking in the region’s natural splendor. Nestled between two mountain ranges and bisected by the Breede River, the valley’s vistas are dramatic and breath-taking. You’ll have an opportunity to experience it yourself during a short cruise on the calm Breede River. Or choose to take in the scenery and sip reds and whites on the river’s inviting shores.
Bringing the whole family? Bird’s Paradise – a nearby nature reserve – is home to more than 260 exotic bird species from all over the world, as well as monkeys, crocodiles and ponies. The little ones and animal lovers alike will be dazzled by the park’s African-inspired wildlife exhibits at this stop on your excursion.
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