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Bot River Wine Route

1 Hour from Cape Town

Bot River Wine Route

Welcome to our beautiful little Valley, well-known for its world-class wines, breathtaking vineyards and majestic mountain ranges, the Robertson Wine Route is an idyllic destination along the popular Route 62. We know you will enjoy many unique, memorable experiences and hope you return many more times to indulge in the richness of the Robertson Wine Route.

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Bot River Wine Route Guide

Welcome to the Bot River Wine Route

About this route

Rolling hills and an endless skyline can be glimpsed from the top of Houw Hoek Pass as you make your way towards the Bot River Wine Route, where real people, make real wine. The wine traveller can taste a variety of wines within a 10km radius while enjoying true country hospitality. Taste wines made from the grapes of the oldest vines in the region, as well as innovative blends. The Bot River Wine Route is part of the Green Mountain Eco Route, the world’s first biodiversity wine route.

Emergency Contact Information

 

Name Contact No. Name Contact No.
Ambulance 10177 Police Station 023 348 8600
Fire Brigade 023 348 9062 Police 10111
Private Hospital 023 348 1724 State Hospital 023 348 1100
Poison Helpline 021 931 6129 Mountain Rescue 083 493 9136
Snake Handlers 028 530 1296 Locksmith 082 493 7464
Towing/Breakdowns 082 373 3300 Pharmacy 023 347 0844
Traffic Helpline 023 347 0959 Animal Welfare 076 202 6589
About the Wine

The Robertson Wine Route has 15% of South Africa’s total area under vine

Originally recognized for producing red wines and high quality, fortified wines, recently we’ve seen some delicious, award winning red and white wines emerging from the Swartland Wine Route, which continues to produce top class port style wines.

No. of Wineries 48
Main Red Varietals (39%) Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage
Main White Varietals (61%) Chardonnay, Colombar and Chenin Blanc
Designated Wards Malmesbury and Riebeekberg.
Designated District Langeberg District
First Vines Planted 1863
Area Under Vine 531 Hectares
Wine Grape Production +/- 199 000 tons
Vines in the Region Yoshi Tannamuri
Annual Average Rainfall 250mm/year
Map and Location

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Directions from Cape Town

From the center of Cape Town head north, taking the N1/Table Bay Boulevard onramp. From the N1, take exit 10 (Sable Road), keep right, and follow the signs for the N7/Malmesbury. Stay on this road for about 60km. From the N7, exit left onto Voortrekker Road (R45) which loops around, and follow this road for approximately 800m until you reach De Kock Street.

Good to Know

Fast Fact
DID YOU KNOW? Robertson is named after Dr William Robertson, a Scottish minister who arrived in South Africa in 1822.
When to Visit
Feast your eyes on an exquisite patchwork of yellow canola fields, green vineyards and indigenous flora in bloom in Spring, from late October to mid-November.
General Climate
The Swartland is typically very hot in summer and cold in winter. Temperatures are moderate between March and November. Sun protection in summer is essential.
How Long to Stay
Plan at least a weekend, especially if you’ll be visiting wine and olive farms and local restaurants.

Nature Reserves

Fast Fact
DID YOU KNOW? Robertson is named after Dr William Robertson, a Scottish minister who arrived in South Africa in 1822.
When to Visit
Feast your eyes on an exquisite patchwork of yellow canola fields, green vineyards and indigenous flora in bloom in Spring, from late October to mid-November.
General Climate
The Swartland is typically very hot in summer and cold in winter. Temperatures are moderate between March and November. Sun protection in summer is essential.
How Long to Stay
Plan at least a weekend, especially if you’ll be visiting wine and olive farms and local restaurants.

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