"Small Town - Big Heart" this is Robertson.

Posted by Balbina on Tue August 18, 2020 in In and about Robertson.

Make a stop and turn into Reitz Street stay at GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep and discover Robertson.

It was founded in 1853 by Dr William Robertson. Originally it was the centre of wagon builders to ensure the transport of agricultural products. The wide streets are lined with Jakaranda and oak trees and go back to this time. The sidewalks are usually only used by the dogs and residents are sharing the lanes with the cars.  

In November, when the Jakaranda trees are in blossom, the streets are covered by a carpet of purple flowers. This is the time to discover the beautiful Victorian townhouses.  

Voortrekker Road and Church 'Kerk' Street are the shopping streets in Robertson. One can find everything in the shops, malls and hardware stores. The Langeberg municipality, the district court and last but not least the beautiful white NG church.

Churches are playing a big role in people's lives. A Sunday church service with the locals is a great experience. The nicely dressed children with curly hair, people with outstanding voices and a zest for life that spreads.

Friends of arts and antiques can ramble along the Voortrekker Road. Braam Coetzee.is a local painter in Victoria street and classes can be booked. GUBAS DE HOEK is exhibiting his art 16 White House. 

At La Verne Weinshop you’ll find local wines and  Strictly Coffee is my favourite place for a good coffee break. The locals meet for lunch or dinner at Bourbon Street or Four Cousins Restaurant & Wine tasting.

On Saturday at 8:00, the park run starts at the administration building of the Robertson Winery. Rugby fans can be met in the Sportsman bar. Do you want to go Nordic Walking with Balbina in the morning? Please let me know.

Ramble in Robertson is popular for wine lovers who prefer to start their wine tour on foot from GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep. (I know our South African guests are preferring their bakkies.  "More of us is more to share" that's how it starts at the Robertson Winery, where guided wine tours are available on request. At Tommy in the On Route Wineshop, you can meet a Robertson original. At the Four Cousins Restaurant & Wine tasting, you can try whatever your heart desires. Wine, beer, gin, whiskey, etc. The large garden with the huge old trees is particularly popular for families with the children.

The Wine valley safari offers various routes and tours and you will be collected from the doorstep of GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep.

Wow, we can travel again and we’re looking forward to welcoming our guests.
See you there.