Elgin Valley Adventures

Ringed by mountains, the fertile Elgin Valley is celebrated for its fresh produce and high-quality wines.

It is a one-hour drive across the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass and through the Hottentots-Holland Mountains to the centre of the Elgin region, the town of Grabouw. For those travelling onward across the Palmiet River and through the Groenland Mountains to the Garden Route and Route 62, this area is a great en route stop.

The rugged, mountainous terrain of the Overberg offers…

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Adventures in Elgin Valley
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Ringed by mountains, the fertile Elgin Valley is celebrated for its fresh produce and high-quality wines.

It is a one-hour drive across the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass and through the Hottentots-Holland Mountains to the centre of the Elgin region, the town of Grabouw. For those travelling onward across the Palmiet River and through the Groenland Mountains to the Garden Route and Route 62, this area is a great en route stop.

The rugged, mountainous terrain of the Overberg offers breathtaking views for hikers. Mountain biking is a popular activity as well as quad biking, 4x4 adventures and waterskiing.

Whether you want to crank uphill on your mountain bike, ride on horseback through acres of fynbos, paddle down a river or explore the orchards on a Segway, the Elgin Valley has an adventure activity for you.

To end the day Elgin-style, fill a picnic basket with chilled wine, freshly baked bread and local delicacies from a farm stall and spread your picnic blanket under an apple tree.

Elgin Valley Adventures

Archery

A skill traditionally used for hunting and combat, archery is an enjoyable and social, competitive sport. It is also the type of activity worth trying your hand at - just for fun. No experience is necessary and by the end of your session you'll be fluent in archery-speak and armed with a new vocabulary...

Canopy Tours

The Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve lies in the heart of a World Heritage Site, much-loved for its rocky mountains, wildflowers, pristine natural pools and a spectacular canopy tour. This thrilling canopy tour includes 11 ziplines - some over 300 metres long - that send you whizzing over ravines,...

Clay Pigeon Shooting

While in the Elgin Valley, stop for an hour to experience the rush of clay pigeon shooting. Novices will first be taught the skills needed to safely use a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun and how to properly aim and fire. This activity sees clay pigeons are sent flying into the air by a clay launcher and...

Hiking

The Elgin Valley, within the Overberg region, offers a variety of hiking options. Where half-day and one-day hikes are accessible treats for the whole family, a four-day slackpacking hike on the 60-kilometre Green Mountain Trail is a delightful indulgence. On this slackpacking route hikers enjoy walking...

Quad Biking

Sitting astride a quad bike is an experience that is both exhilarating and relaxing. Quad bike tours through the Elgin Valley area enable you to really explore the area by covering more distance in a shorter time than you would be able to on foot or by bicycle. Take a half-day or full-day tour to explore...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking frees hikers from the burden of carrying hefty backpacks and treats you to comfortable overnight accommodation and wholesome meals. In the Elgin Valley, the four-day Green Mountain Trail is a slackpacker's dream hike. The 60-kilometre trail, which is split into 11 to 18-kilometre daily...

Teambuilding

Take your team to Elgin Valley, near Grabouw in the Overberg, for a range of teambuilding experiences. Only an hour from Cape Town, Elgin Valley is a convenient escape for corporate groups, schools, youth and families. The range of adventure activities available have been designed to foster teamwork,...