Robertson Accommodation Guesthouse

Day trips from Robertson

Enjoy the Breede River valley while staying at Randrivier with any of the following day trips

Robertson is one of the most central towns in the western cape, 1.5-2 h drive in a160km range will take you to Cape town, Agulhas, Hermanus, Somerset West, Strand, Gordonsbay, Stellenbosch Wine lands, Tulbagh, Ceres, Ladismith, Riversdal, Witsand, Laingsburg, or Sutherland. To stay in Robertson is very affordable and it is not a bad idea to make it your base for your visit to the Western Cape. On longer trips you can consider taking only an overnight bag.

Day 1) Start your trip after breakfast to McGregor, drive through the town where time stood still, visit the art galleries, antique shops & coffee shops. On your way back to Robertson visit the McGregor winery for wine tasting, the Donkey sanctuary or Vrolikheid nature reserve. Back at Robertson take the wine route all along the Breede river to Bonnievale on your way visit several world famous wine farms for tasting, go on a boat trip on the Breëde river and have lunch at one of the venues. Drive into Bonnievale a beautiful farm village with several wine farms and a large cheese factory. On your way back to Robertson stop at the spots that you have missed before.

Day 2) Start your trip through Ashton to Swellendam( together with Tulbagh the 3rd oldest town in South Africa) with its beautiful historic buildings, museums and the Bontebok national park. From there drive through Buffeljagts, Zuurbraak - an old mission station in a beautiful setting in the shadow of the Langeberg mountains. From there through the historic Tradauws pass to Barrydale. Visit a coffee shop there and walk through the numerous art and antique shops. Follow the signs to Montagu with its beautiful mountain setting and hot water springs. Find your way back to Robertson through the Cogmans kloof pass with itsold English Fort from the Boer war times.

Day 3) Make a early morning trip to Bredasdorp and visit the shipwreck museum. Then to Agulhas, visit the most southern tip of Africa and admire the scenic coastline. From there travel along the coastline towards Gansbay through several coastal hamlets. Gansbay is the centre of cage diving with the white sharks and also have a nice Harbour with a fishing industry. From there to Hermanus a very popular coastal town and world famous for Whale watching. From there through scenic country side settings via Villiersdorp back to Robertson.

Day 4) On your way to Worcester you can visit a few Wineries for tasting or just to look around. In Worcester, you can visit the biggest brandy distillery in Africa, the Kleinplasie agriculture museum and the wild flower gardens. From there you can travel to Ceres, a beautiful town nestled in the Witzenberg mountains. Then to Tulbagh, an historic town with lots to see from yester year. From Tulbagh to Wellington, the town where the South African poet Breyten Breytenbach was born and also where Dr Andrew Murray - famous church leader - was based. From there to Paarl where history was made in the developing of the Afrikaans language. You can also visit the Taal (Language) monument. On your way back you can visit the Rawsonville area with all its wine farms, beautiful mountains and water streams.

Day 5) You leave early for Villiersdorp - a lovely town in one of the main fruit growing areas. After looking around and getting the feeling of the town move on to the Theewaterskloof - dam the largest man made lake in the western Cape, supplying water to farmers down stream the Sonderend river and also through tunnel in the Drakenstein mountains to farmers down stream the Berg river and it also delivers water for the metro of Cape Town. From there you take the road over the Franschoek pass and stop at a viewpoint on top to absorb the scenic view over the Franschhoek valley with all its vineyards and fruit Orchards and lovely old cape Dutch buildings. This is an area full of history where the French Huguenots were settled in the 16th century. Follow the road down the pass into Franschhoek. There you can visit the Huguenot museum, lots of tourist shops and fine restaurants. Also visit one of several historic wine farms for tasting or refreshments. Then you move on through historic Huguenot farms to Pniel - a small hamlet nestled in the mountains. Then on to Stellenbosch over the scenic Hellshoogte pass. Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in the country and its streets are lined with large old oak trees. There is also lots of history all over the place, buildings, university and wine farms. From there to Somerset West, Strand and drive all along the beach or have a dip in the ocean. Then follow the N2 over Sir Lowry's pass to Grabouw, to Villiersdorp and then to Robertson.

The above mentioned is only a guide on what is possible and you will have to tailor your trip to your personal needs.
We will help you and supply you with available info to plan your day.

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