When you’re not sitting on the veranda, sipping on
some chilled Chardonnay and enjoying the view, there are plenty
other activities to choose from the surrounding area:
Major’s Hill is the first estate on the “Golden
Mile”. Come and experience the winemaking process with
a tour of our winery and a tasting. Meet Major’s Hill
winemaker Alkie vd Merwe and ask him what makes our wine so
There are 47 wineries in the Robertson Valley, so let us know
what your preferences are and we can advise you on which cellars
to visit. For those wishing to truly relax into the experience,
a packed picnic and a horse cart ride to the nearby estates
can be arranged by us!
Robertson now has a spectacular 18 hole golf course, or take
a drive through to Bonnievale and Montagu (both have 9 hole
courses). Also try Outdoor Arena’s Kaps ‘n Raps
course - played on a 9 hole par 3 course on lovely green lawns
between the fish ponds.
OLIVE TOURS AND TASTING:
The Robertson area is ideal for olive growing and many farmers
have planted olives trees in the last decade. The quality
is as good as anywhere in the world and the value is unbeatable!
Join an olive tour, learn about the different varieties and
styles and sample some products such as smoked olives, olive
chutney, olive oil and even … olive chocolate! Two worthwhile
stops are Rhebokskraal in McGregor and Olyfberg in the Eilandia
area – remember to book in advance though.
4 X 4 ROUTES:
Mountains, rivers and valleys: sceneries simply inviting 4x4
enthusiasts! Along many of our trails you will be able to
stop and cool off in fresh mountain streams. For those not
fortunate enough to own a 4x4, we recommend the Leopard Trail
Sundowner trip with wine tasting on the slopes of the Langeberg,
snacks served in the veld and many interesting stories of
Klaas Voogds Game Reserve situated on the Pat Busch Private
Nature Reserve offer affordable game drives led by a trained
personal guide in open viewing vehicles. We recommend the
sunset-game drive with breathtaking views as the sunsets over
RIVER CRUISES & RAFTING:
The Breede River is the lifeline of the area and there is
plenty to do on and around the river! You can choose between
3 different boat cruises: Kolgans River Restaurant, Viljoensdrift’s
Uncle Ben and the Breede River Goose, which offer cruises
lasting between 1 and 2 hours. For the more adventurous, join
one of Rafting Route 62 trips paddling down the river, something
the whole family can do together. Booking is essential and
can be done at the local tourism bureaus.
ARTS & CRAFTS:
Each town has a great variety of artists, galleries, and many
studios. Paintings, sculptures, wire-work, clothing, linen,
pottery and treasure troves of antique stores!! Please consult
the local tourism bureaus for the complete list of artists
in the area.
Langewater, La Montanara, Parmalat, Mooivallei and Stillerus
are just some of the cheeseries we have in the area. Try La
Montanara for a tour and amazing views on the slopes of the
Bird’s Paradise is the ideal place to take the kid’s.
They have a wide variety of exotic birds as well as a farmyard,
crocodile pond and kids jungle gym. The restaurant offers
breakfast and lunches.
VISIT OUR MARKETS:
Our Saturday market lets you hand pick from a selection of
products ranging from fresh fruit and veggies (including organic),
breads, croissants, rusks, olive oil, local cheese, freshly
cut flowers to arts & crafts. Consult the local tourism
bureaus for more information.
Robertson Wine Valley is a must for hikers, with plenty trails
to choose from: Arangieskop (Robertson-20.9km), Bloupunt (Montagu-15.6km),
Cogmans (Montagu-12.1km), Dassieshoek (Robertson-34km), Boesmanskloof
(McGregor-Greyton-14km), Rooikat Vrolijkheid (McGregor-19km)
and Fish Eagle Trail (Van Loveren-8km) to name but a few.
Contact the local tourism bureaus regarding bookings and/or
A great outdoor activity for the family! Bass is plentiful
– try your luck at the following wineries, all bordering
the river: Bon Cap, BurCon Wines, Viljoensdrift Wines, Wolvendrift
Winery or Weltevrede Estate. If you don’t have a fishing
rod, visit Outdoor Arena in Bonnievale, where a large variety
of fish such as largemouth bass, carp, barbel, blue Tilapia,
blue gill and grass carp are kept in their well stocked ponds.
Fishing rods can be hired.
No experience is needed, safety-helmets are provided and,
with groups no bigger than 6 (minimum 2), each rider will
receive personal attention. Trails vary from 1 hour, half
day, full day (which includes wine tasting and lunch at a
nearby organic wine farm) to 3 day trails.
Bonfrutti (Bonnievale) offers guided farm tours, with stops
at the ostrich camps, and the trips extend drives half way
up the Langeberg Mountain. Personal attention, with a maximum
of 4 people per group, no experience needed, makes a great
family outing. Views are stunning, so don’t forget to
bring the camera. Waboom Mountain in Montagu also offers quad
Montagu Tractor Trips - a legendary outdoor activity since
1985 and certainly one of the most popular tourist attractions
in the area. It takes you to the summit of the Langeberg with
stunning views of the Koo and Robertson Valleys. Fresh fruit,
grown on this working farm, is served on your way up, with
local muscadel being served at the summit. Afterwards enjoy
traditional South African “Potjiekos”, served
under magnificent pine trees. Booking at the Montagu Tourism
Bureau. Weltevrede Wine Estate offers informative Terroir
Tractor Trips, outlining the Jonker’s passion for Chardonnay
and the area. Both these trips are great for families!
MAZE / CACTUS GARDENS:
Soekershof Walkabout Maze is different in almost all aspects.
Incorporating the world’s largest hedge-maze, succulent
gardens and a stone-age cinema, the concepts are almost as
weird as the hosts. Open your mind for strange stories, legends
and quests. A great activity for families. Also visit Sheilam
Cactus Garden next door to the maze, Robertson’s little
Mexico, with over 2000 species of cacti and aloes.
Montagu is one of the top sport climbing areas in South Africa,
offering routes for the absolute beginner to the hardest route
in the country. Slabs, Cracks, Face steep, Roofs Multi pitcs,
they’ve got it all. Contact Montagu Tourism Bureau for
Avalon Springs is beautifully situated at the entrance to
Bath Kloof, only 3 km outside Montagu. Visitors can enjoy
hot pools (said to work miracle cures!) at a constant temperature
of 43°C. A putt-putt course and children’s play
area are also on site.
HISTORIC TOURS & MUSEUMS:
There are various historic tours, walks and museums in every
town. Try the Robertson Walkabout, visit the Myrtle Rigg Memorial
Church in Bonnievale, join McGregor’s Historic Tour
or visit Joubert House in Montagu. Contact the local tourism
bureaus for more information