Round up the day’s follies at the Jan Harmsgat Country House, which offers five-star accommodation with the warmest service I’ve ever encountered. This Cape Dutch guesthouse is flanked by pomegranate groves and decorated with impeccable simplicity — it’s nirvana for the weary traveller. Dinner in the restaurant is a must: what is served from the farm’s own gardens will sate even the finest of palates. And, on the following morning, a tour through the farm’s pomegranate orchards, fresh juice included, is an excellent panacea for the previous day’s overindulgences. For a customised Robertson experience, Hot Oven Marketing can be relied on to cater to the desires of an intrepid traveller. Although this was just a taste of the valley’s cornucopia, during my weekend expedition I was lulled into loving this town and its deeply infectious, yet understated magic.