Cool-climate Cape wine country

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.
News
29 Dec - 2 Jan 2015 - Clubbers Campout New Years Edition 2014 - Riviersonderend
27 Aug 2014 - Lemon and Lilac Decorative Workshop - Riviersonderend
29 Oct - 1 Nov 2014 - Caledon Christmas Market
4 Oct 2014 - The Bats - Caledon
26 Aug 2014 - Ladies Pamper night - Caledon
4 Aug - 30 Sept 2014 - The Caledon's Night Out For 2
25 July - 31 Aug 2014 - Grande Winter Art Exhibition at Glenbrae Studio
21 Aug 2014 - Dozi @ Bodemloos Kombuis
29 Aug - Godfrey Johnson at Platform 1 Eatery
Upcoming Mushroom Events organised by Platform 1 Eatery for April/May 2015
Platform 1 Eatery hosting Kiddies Parties from Aug 2014
Platform 1 Eatery offering Cooking Classes for Domestic Workers starting July 2014
Take Note Restaurant Opening Hours during Winter and School holiday:
Winter 2014 Cellar Door Hours:
Red Apple Box Aug 2014 Movie Club at Platform 1 Eatery presents......
Events
30 Aug 2014 - Elgin Barn dance at Elgin Grabouw Country Club
30 Aug 2014 - Botter Trail Run - Botriver
30 & 31 Aug 2014 - Greyton 2 Day MTB Tour
6 & 7 Sept 2014 - Staalwater Mountain Bike Challenge & Trail Run - Caledon
5-7 Sept 2014 - Botriver Wineries present Spring Open Weekend
12 Sept 2014 - Images of Botriver
14 Sept 2014 - PPA Elgin Valley MTB Funride & Trail Run 2014
19 Sept 2014 - VCP Skuur Dans - Vyeboom
27 Sept 2014 - Blue Crane Run and MTB Ride - Riviersonderend
5 Oct 2014 - Fruitways / aQuelle Apple Blossom Mountain Bike Classic at Oak Valley Estate
16-18 Oct 2014 - Agri & Arts Festival - Villiersdorp
26 Oct 2014 - Spur adventure Sprint Race - Paul Cluver
26 Oct 2014 - Spur Adventure Duo - Paul Cluver
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2014 - Wines2Whales Adventure
1-2 Nov 2014 - Elgin Open Gardens
1 & 2 Nov 2014 - Elgin Open Gardens
3-5 Nov 2014 - FNB Wines2Whales Ride
7-9 Nov 2014 - FNB Wines2Whales Race
8 & 9 Nov 2014 - Elgin Open Gardens
29 Nov 2014 - Hope Concert
7 Dec 2014 - Spur Adventure Sprint Race - Oak Valley Estate
7 Dec 2014 - Spur Adventure Duo - Oak Valley Estate
21 Feb 2015 - New Balance Trail Run
13 March 2015 - ProNutro AfricanX Trailrun
 

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