Ringed by mountains, the fertile Elgin Valley is celebrated for its fresh produce and high quality wines.
Just an hours drive from Cape Town, across the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass and through the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, is the centre of the Elgin region, the town of Grabouw. For those travelling further across the Palmiet River and through the Groenland Mountains to the Garden Route and Route 62, the area makes a great stop in the Overberg region.
The rugged mountainous terrain offers breath-taking views for hikers. If you want to go faster, rent a quad bike, go on a 4x4 adventure or try waterskiing on a dam.
Whether you want to crank uphill on your mountain bike, ride on horse back 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!