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About theLAB Robertson

Situated within the Western Cape's scenic Franschhoek and Robertson, theLAB Guesthouses combine high-tech automation with much sought after eco-centric living. We are one of the first on the continent, if not the very first, to offer voice-activated automation that operates each room's lights, blinds, shower, music, coffee machine, and much more besides. Our 20 rooms cater perfectly for larger groups.

Powered by Solar Energy, and offering electrical bikes and scooter for hire, we take reducing our footprint very seriously. The experience of staying in one of our properties includes a unique combination of luxurious touches, such as the in-house spa on each property and the on-tap draught beer, wine and other beverages; and other clever environmental considerations, such as the friendly-to-nature soap and shampoo.
At theLAB Robertson unwind at our Cape Dutch style guest house set within the little-known charming, rural area of Klaas Voogds West just off the R60 between Robertson and Ashton – under two hours’ drive from Cape Town. Escape the city and discover our perfectly balanced juxtapositioning of beautiful rural countryside, historic Cape Dutch style buildings, and modern and high-tech theLAB rooms and facilities. Relaxing massages and sauna in our well-known spa, country cuisine in our restaurant, lying back in a pool, jacuzzi, or on our sun deck at sunset soaking up views over a dam with rich birdlife: theLAB Robertson will keep you unwinding and occupied during your stay with us. 

Take the convenient Wine Valley Safari hop-on, hop-off bus – which has a stop outside our guesthouse or hire one of our electric scooters or bicycles to discover the rest of this charming, laid-back area with its various wine farms and quaint locales offering cheeses, olives, and natural products. 
Offer your clients or staff a conference with a difference with our high-tech-facilities-meets-scenic-Klaasvoogds/Robertson-wine-valley! Make use of our 16-seater theHUB conference room where your participants’ eyes will be torn between the beautiful views outside the room and our high-tech 84” Microsoft Surface HUB. 

Put your feet up and receive a treatment or a couples massage in our restful wellness centre with two treatment rooms. This area also includes a jacuzzi, and a steam-room sauna for our clients and guests to relax in...and our couples treatment room includes the ultimate: a fireplace for that cosy romantic winter experience! As part of theLAB suite of guest house eco-centric ethos, we use 'TheraVine' and 'Owls' products in our spas. These are both locally-sourced in the Western Cape and are friendly to nature.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 95%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 44
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 20 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Breakfast
  • Business Center
  • Health Spa
  • Lunch
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Shuttle service
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • Italian
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Availability and pricing

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  • Superior pool facing room Superior pool facing room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 Our largest rooms in the original manor house, with patio overlooking pool and dam. They are furnished with light teak... see more
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      • Petite Room Petite Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Our compact, modern-styled economy rooms with extra-length double beds overlook our orchards. Open plan shower with glas... see more
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          • Deluxe Valley facing room Deluxe Valley facing room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 These rooms are in the old part of the farmhouse and have semi-private patios with grape-covered pergolas, outside table... see more
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              • Superior Valley facing room/Jacuzzi* Superior Valley facing room/Jacuzzi* Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Each of these modern rooms has its own private Jacuzzi (we charge 350ZAR extra for the use, please book 24H in advance)... see more
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                  • Superior mountain facing room/jacuzzi* Superior mountain facing room/jacuzzi* Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Each of these modern rooms has its own private Jacuzzi (we charge 350ZAR extra for the use, please book 24H in advance)... see more
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                      • Mountain Petite room + optional Jacuzzi Mountain Petite room + optional Jacuzzi Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Our compact, modern-styled economy rooms with extra-length double beds overlook mountain area. Open plan shower with... see more
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                          • Mountain Facing family room Mountain Facing family room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Our family room offers one king bed and two single beds with en-suite bathroom. A big private terrace and optional Jacuz... see more
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                              • Superior Honeymoon suite/Jacuzzi* Superior Honeymoon suite/Jacuzzi* Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B
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                                  Reviews for theLAB Robertson

                                  20 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                  Tarryn Petersen
                                  28 December 2021

                                  A big thank you to Rita and all of the staff at The Lab Robertson for making our stay very enjoyable. Everyone was so friendly and approachable and the doggies are super cute.The room, food and all of the amenities were excellent. We especially enjoyed the fact that we had a private Jacuzzi. The modern eco-centric technology was also a nice touch.

                                  Andrea van der Westhuizen
                                  18 October 2021

                                  Staff really friendly. Upmarket yet comfy. Thank you!

                                  Justin Brown
                                  13 August 2021

                                  Everything was lovely

                                  Lisa Jacobus
                                  28 June 2021

                                  We had such a wonderful stay, Rita and the rest of the team are so warm and welcoming, our kids loved it too.

                                  Michaela atherton
                                  25 January 2019

                                  My boyfriend and I spent two nights and two days here, the website I booked through and all the Rosendal winery websites advertised a rustic, wooden and completely different guesthouse, on arrival it was modernized and extremely technolohically advanced. I was not aware of this otherwise I would have booked elsewhere. The website needs to be updated so guests know what they are paying for as another couple we'd met said the same thing. The water ran out on our second day and we nearly booked somewhere else, so we couldn't enjoy the spa facilities as I would have wanted to shower afte my mass...
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                                  theLAB Robertson is 11.1km from the centre of Robertson , the nearest airport 155.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling