Robertson, known as the valley of roses and wine is located in the Western Cape Province, on the wine route.
The town of Robertson was founded, as many other towns in South Africa, by a church. In this case the founding church was the Scottish Dutch Reformed Church and the town was named after the minister of this congregation, Dr William Robertson.
The town was founded around agriculture and wagon building as Robertson has very fertile agricultural ground and the produce was shipped around the region on horse drawn wagons.
Robertson is wine country and the industry was established by the Dutch and French. Wine is the main source of revenue to the region along with the tourists which are attracted by wine tasting and wine routes. There are also exquisite nature scenes of vineyards mixed with the countryside.
With tourism there has to be lodges, spas, B&B’s and guest houses. With this there will be the demand for exclusive living and Robertson is no exception with some upmarket estates besides the wine estates. Robertson boasts the Silwerstrand Golf and River Estate.
Tourism is not limited to the wineries as Robertson has a nature reserve too.
Robertson is the ideal upcountry holiday retreat for those who enjoy tranquillity. There are hiking trails with overnight accommodation on the trail.
Wellness retreats are the other attraction to the region due to the surrounds and the nature scenes adding to the wellness experience.
Investing in property in Robertson could be rewarding and if tourism is a thought then the wellness and catering industries will be a great reward in these regions of the Western Cape.
Investing in residential property like the estates on offer will be a solid investment in the long run.
Take a tour of Robertson from your couch; your next home is waiting for you.