About Elgin

Appreciation of the fermented grape is on the increase and wine regions throughout the Cape are drawing more visitors than ever. One of the best things about travel though is trying something you haven’t experienced before.

To this end, The Elgin Valley, Grabouw offers as much uncluttered quietude, scenery, eateries and things to do, as it does dignified cool climate, expertly crafted wines.

Arguably, no place is too far-flung if the experience is on your bucket list. However, we do offer the added benefit of being a mere 45 minutes (70 kilometres) from Cape Town.

The Valley is also home to Appletiser the world famous soft drink company. No surprises there – we’re famous for our fresh produce, most notably apples, pears and grapes.

Come to the Elgin Valley. This really is the place to immerse yourself in the kind of beautiful country living the whole family will approve of.

Dining and dozing in the Elgin Valley

We’ve got a wide range of accommodation options from camping to five star pampering. Practically everywhere in The Valley has spectacular mountain, vineyard, and orchard views. There are also plenty of eateries, all of which benefit from the open cart, seasonal fresh produce found on our farm to table menus.

What to see and do

Activities include the best mountain biking in the country, quad biking, sunset river or vineyard cruises, wine tasting, open air concerts, art browsing, fishing, or just sitting and doing absolutely nothing. This is, after all, the ideal place to just perch, relax and listen to the rural sounds of nature with a glass of wine in hand. There are plenty of nature walks and hikes and all kinds of anecdotal local stories and history.

Enjoyment really is the only thing with which you need to concern yourself when spending time with us in The Valley.