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Savouring the Robertson Wine Valley 
Proudly part of Route 62, which is widely known as the longest wine route in the world, the Robertson Wine Valley is blessed with incredible scenic splendor. Surrounded by majestic mountains, crystal clear streams, indigenous trees and plants and donned with a Mediterranean climate, the valley is perfect for wine making.



The Robertson Wine Valley represents more than 50 wineries in the 'Big Five' towns namely Ashton, Bonnievale, Montagu, Mc Gregor and Robertson, among them big cellars (Van Loveren and Graham Beck) and small family owned estates. They all offer free wine tasting and can provide you with informative details on how their wines are made.

The Robertson Wine Valley has blossomed with the growing international media attention over the past couple of years and offers superb quality of life. Exceptional wines, gourmet cuisine, an array of fun outdoor activities and a fantastic selection of accommodation ranging from basic self-catering to 5 star luxury.

Here are a few wonderful things to do during your stay in the Robertson Wine Valley:

Viljoensdrift Wines, River Cruises and picnics
Everyday except some Sundays, departs at 12h00
Cruise is approx 1 hr long.
R40 per adult, R15 per child under 16 yrs
Bookings essential
Viljoensdrift has beautiful well-kept green lawns that are great on which to enjoy a picnic lunch. The Viljoensdrift Deli has a very large and tasty selection of breads, cheeses, olives, sundried tomatoes, humus and other delicatessens. Your picnic should of course be accompanied by the excellent Viljoensdrift wines.

Rafting Route62
A fun day outing on the Breede River paddling downstream enjoying one or two small rapids and a diverse birdlife. It includes a picnic lunch on the banks of the river.
Departs every day min 2 pax, you will raft 12km of Breede River
R350 per adult, R250 under 13years
Including rafts, equipment, picnic lunch and in-trip transport



Montagu Tractor trips
Departs every wed and sat 10h00 and 14h00
R70 per adult, R35 per child under 18 years
A fun adventurous trip for the whole family is this tractor-trailer ride to the top of the Landeberg Mountain to an altitude of 1500m. The views are spectacular of the valleys below, of the rugged mountains and the indigenous fynbos vegetation that is endemic to the Western Cape.



Kolgans River Cruises
A relaxing and fun cruise on the Breede River accompanied by superb Afrikaans folks who will prepare authentic tasty Afrikaans cuisine for you.
Daily for breakfast, lunch and early evening booze cruise

Soekershof
Soekershof is an interactive and whimsical exploration of mazes and gardens in a 10-hectare estate. It offers a place of peace and serenity in one of the world's largest and most unusual mazes and gardens dedicated solely to the preservation, culture and display of cacti and other succulent plants. A guided walkabout portrays the spiritual diversity of South Africa in mazes, a cactus labyrinth and philosophers garden.
Tours depart 11h00
Enjoy the Visitors Centre, which offers creative local arts and crafts
R60 per adult
R40 under 12 yrs



And then, of course, donít forget the wine tasting! Since there are so many great wine estates to visit and you so often have little time to get to see all of them and taste their wines, still remembering after the 5th glass whose wines in fact you are tasting, I have offered some of my favourites to give you a place to start. They are Viljoensdrift Wine Cellar, Van Louveren, Arabella Estate, Fraai Uitsig, Excelsior, Graham Beck wines and Rooikloof Winery. The best idea actually is to go to the Robertson Tourism Office and collect a detailed map of the Robertson Wine Valley, which not only shows where each and every wine estate is but also many activities and attractions, accommodation establishments, restaurants and coffee shops and more. Itís a wonderfully detailed map.
Tours with a dedicated driver can be arranged should you not want to drink and drive. To add a romantic touch, a horse and carriage can also be arranged.

I think then that you will agree that Robertson Wine Valley is a wonderful add-on to your South Africa travel itinerary. I would recommend at least 2 nights here to soak up some of this superb quality of life.

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