Robertson, South Africa

MARCH 2004 – The ‘Robertson Moedergemeente Church’ in Robertson, South Africa, on a sunny morning. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

During our 2004 trip to South Africa we had not pre-booked any accommodation (except for the first few nights in Cape Town.) When we approached Robertson, we inquired with the beautiful Nuy Valley Guest House, a family owned wine farm with a boutique wine cellar, situated in one of the beautiful valleys of the Cape Winelands between Worcester and Robertson.

The receptionist told us that they had rooms available but that a wedding party would be going on this night. We thanked her for her openness and decided to drive a bit further to Robertson.

Robertson is a busy center of the region, and we stayed at the Grand Hotel, a charming victorian hotel built in 1901. At the time of writing, the hotel was still been owned and managed by Dennis and Lauren Woolley (since 1998).

The next morning we did some errants and explored the city. The mroning sun perfectly illuminated the Robertson Moedergemeente Church, which celebrated its 170th anniversary in 2023. It was founded on 19th January, 1853.

Praise the Lord!

The high resolution image

Capture Date07-MAR-2004
LocationRobertson, South Africa
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2384 x 3576 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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