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The Boland

The Boland is the largest wine and fruit-producing region in South Africa. This picturesque area with beautiful mountains and valleys is 150km from the sea. Worcester boasts with the biggest brandy cellar in the Southern Hemisphere, while Robertson is known for its excellent wines and Bonnievale for its variety of cheese. The Robertson area is also well known for its racehorse breeding and also the hot water spring in the mountain.Robertson is well-known as the Garden Town of the Boland of South Africa and is situated in the fertile Breede River valley, only 160km from Cape Town on the popular Route 62.

Situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Robertson offers the visitor wine estates, hiking trails, nature reserves, a riverside holiday resort, racehorse stud farms and above all exceptional hospitality.


Robertson is surrounded by vineyards and orchards that stretch from the outlying farm lands into the very heart of the town. Columns of red or yellow cannas and flaming bougainvillea line the roads outside the wine estates, gardens overflow and vineyards are banked with roses, while brilliant mauve jacarandas shade the streets.

Founded in 1853,Robertson boasts a proud architectural heritage with Victorian and Georgian houses and cottages lining the streets.

Around Robertson lie the stately stud farms. Eleven co-operatives, fourteen estates and half a dozen private producers, in and around Robertson, have made this one of the foremost wine-making regions in South Africa. And orchard upon orchard of decidious fruit, destined for the national and international markets, punctuates the landscape that isn't covered by vineyards.