The Robertson Small sizzles with Savoury Safaris this winter

April 22nd, 2013 by karen

Winter is synonymous with safaris and self-indulgent moments and to comfort the cold, the luxury 5-star Robertson Small Hotel turns this period of hibernation into a Robertson lifestyle celebration with complimentary Savoury Safaris on offer from May until the end of August.

Guest who will be staying at this award-winning boutique hotel for two nights or more, will be able to buckle up for exuberant taste adventures during their stay, to explore a plethora of attractions unique to this bountiful valley at no additional cost.

“Our picturesque Robertson Valley is more than an experience, it is a lifestyle and with these tailor-made Savoury Safaris we share with guests our true country hospitality, great local talent and countless unique attractions, ranging from award-winning cellars to fabulous restaurants and artisan delights. Crowning your winter-breakaway is the fact that you get to lay your head down on our plush pillows at the end of an eventful day,” shares Riaan Kruger, General Manager of The Robertson Small Hotel.

The Robertson Small Savoury Safaris whisk winter blues goodbye with a melting pot of bespoke taste encounters and day trips and guests can indulge in three activities during their Winelands sojourn.

These stopovers range from a sparkling affair at Graham Beck savouring its latest Méthode Cap Classiques, to a ‘boys day out’ in the company of Klipdrift…met eish ja!

Viljoensdrift, a family-owned wine estate nestled on the banks of the scenic Breede River, beckons with a relaxing boat cruise or you can try your hand at wine blending and label your own vino creation under the watchful eye of seasoned father and son winemaking duo, Freddie and Peter De Wet of Excelsior Estate.

Other wine-related encounters to choose from include an enlightening cellar tour and tasting at the boutique Arendsig cellar, celebrated for its single vineyard, hand-crafted wines; and a romantic tasting by candlelight in the underground cellar at Weltevrede Estate where the Jonker family will let you in on the secrets of a fine Cap Classique.

Adding culinary bliss to these Savoury Safaris is the newly revamped Van Loveren tasting room which offers tutored Food & Wine pairings with chocolate and nougat; cheese and charcuterie, to a Four Cousins fan experience and a kids tasting platter. The Christina’s @ Van Loveren Bistro, renowned for its wood-fired pizzas and gourmet burgers, offers the perfect spot to perk up jaded palates on chilly days.

Olive aficionados can take a stroll through the olive groves at Rhebokskraal Estate and get up close and personal with these noble delights. Your ‘safari’ includes a trip to the olive factory and a laid-back lunch under the oaks with homemade specialities such as farm fresh bread, olive pâté, olive soup, pork fillets in olive chutney and even olive chocolates. Or spend a soul-quenching afternoon at Montagne Deli with an exquisite Cheese & Wine Platter served up with breathtaking views of the valley.

The Robertson Small Hotel Savoury Safaris are exclusive to hotel guests only (from Monday till Saturday) – and they must stay at the hotel for two nights or more. For more information on the hotel and its winter accommodation packages visit; contact Tel: (+27)23 626 7200, or send an email to

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