I must be honest, this month I’ve been a bit spoiled with all the new places I’ve visited and experienced but hey, that is the fun part of running a company in the tourism industry. To experience everything on a personal level is the only way for me to advice my guests in an appropriate way SO off we went to The Robertson Small Hotel in Robertson. This 5 star boutique hotel is set up by the famous chef from Franschhoek, Reuben.
Robertson is an area that doesn’t attract too many international tourists yet which is a bit of a pity because I think it’s one of the most beautiful wine regions in South Africa, it certainly is the biggest area. And besides wines it’s got so much more to offer. Towns like Robertson, McGregor and Montagu all fascinate me and I love spending time there. There are quite a lot of activities in the area and the first weekend of June, The Wacky Wine Weekend is organised, a whole weekend of wine, food, games, fun and spending quality time with friends and family. So maybe you can still get a room at The Robertson Small Hotel for that weekend…
I absolutely loved the place. I have a weakness for attention to detail and this place just gets is right. The garden, pool areas and verandas look fantastic and invite you to just chill. The rooms are quite big and all have their private little terrace outside. The bathrooms are beautiful. We obviously had supper at the restaurant and the food was outstanding. I’m still surprised how they could serve me the Prawn Salad with 6 tempura prawns for not even ZAR 70? Great value for money! We loved the fact that they had the Krone Borealis Cap Classique on their wine list. Here are some pictures for you to browse and I’ll close off with a copy of the poem that they put on our bed at turndown service. Attention to details which I really really can appreciate!
Wishes by Anonymous
Wishes are meant for you to ponder, they pass along to someone in need, or can be kept all to ourselves. Wishes are sincere in belief that all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
My wishes for you are my own. They are an everlasting trust that miracles happen and dreams really come true. Understood is the value of a nurturing heart, the innocence of a child’s eyes and the wisdom of an aging hand.
I wish that the morning sky will forever intrigue you and the stardust of the night will captivate you. I wish you will always see the man in the moon and entrust him with you deepest secrets.
I wish for you a creative spirit that dusts your imagination with youthful dreams and opens you to wonderful surprises just waiting to happen.
I wish for you to yearn for nothing and find contentment from within. That you will always know what to say to a friend, that your compassion will heal, and many more names will be etched in your heart.
For bookings check www.therobertsonsmallhotel.com or contact me at Extraordinary Travel!
Other highlights in the area:
– Fraai Uitzicht Wine farm, www.fraaiuitzicht.com
– Soekershof, maizes & botanical gardens, www.soekershof.com
– a visit to the quaint village of McGregor, see other blog post