Things to do in the Elgin Valley


A return to nature is undoubtedly on top of every traveller’s to-do list, and we have some tremendous fun lined up for you. Activities include horse-riding, exhilarating zipline canopy tours, world-class adventure mountain biking, and soul-quenching hikes in the mountains. For a more laid-back experience, peruse the Peregrine Farmstall and Elgin Railway Market to stock up on fresh produce. Whichever experience you choose, you will be back to discover more.


4Venture


T.  +27 82 424 2635
E.  info.4venture@gmail.com
W. 4venturesouthafrica.com
Contact.  Martin van Niekerk


An off road experience into the Hottentots Holland Mountains above Grabouw, overlooking the beautiful apple producing area of Elgin. We combine the thrill and excitement of professional off roading with the luxury of premium hospitality and rustic dining. We also offer Off Road Wine Tours in the Valley

Blue Mountain Trail


T.  +27 28 284 9827
E.  info@bluemountain.co.za
W. bluemountaintrail.co.za
Contact.  Alison Green


Listed in UK's The Daily Telegraph’s South Africa’s Top 20 as “Explore the Cape Floral Kingdom by day, then sample the fine wines produced by it’s terroir at night … a guided hike, with a walking stick carved from alien species, is the best way to marvel at Unesco-designated Kogelberg Biosphere – which is home to some 1 880 identified plant species.  The three-day 30-mile (50km) Blue Mountain Trail explores the south side of Elgin Valley.  Art-filled Wildekrans Country House, a destination in its own right, is an agreeable place to stay.”

  • Luxurious three day “slackpacking” trail
  • Dramatic views of the coastline
  • Hike through wilderness, fruit farms and protected fynbos
  • Hike around the southern side of the Elgin Valley
  • Knowledgeable, accreditted and passionate guiding
  • Four star farm stays
  • Lunch in fynbos and on wine farms
  • Elgin and Bot River wine tastings
  • Bountiful bird and animal life
  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Community walking stick

Cape Canopy Tour


T.  +27 21 3000 501
E.  zipline@capecanopytour.co.za
W. capecanopytour.co.za
Contact.  Ryan Larkman


Lonely Planet recently listed Cape Canopy Tour, located in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw and scaling the rugged Hottentots Holland mountains in the Cape Nature reserve of the same name, as second on the list of the world's hottest new tourism experiences for 2015.

Elgin Adventure Centre


T.  +27 61 5269 304
E.  explore@elginadventurecentre.co.za
W. elginadventurecentre.co.za
Contact.  Quintin Smith


Elgin Adventure Centre specializes in everything adventure. Let Elgin Adventure Centre be your one stop shop for everything adventure. From bicycle rentals for the do-it-yourself visitors to fully guided day tours, we bring you the very best that this mesmerizing valley has to offer.

Whether it be private tours, group tours or corporate events, we work with the whole valley to curate adventures such as:

  • Sip and Cycle wine tasting tours
  • MTB Bike or E-bike tours and rentals
  • Guided wine tastings
  • Secluded picnic locations
  • Guided hikes and walks for all fitness levels
  • 4x4, Quadbike, Zipline excursions
  • Corporate and group events

ElginETC


M.  +27 82 220 6443 / +27 82 372 2412
E.  deborah@elgin-etc.com / jamie@elgin-etc.com
W. elgin-etc.com
Contact.  Deborah Smook / Jamie Ingram
Address. 15 Worcester Street, Grabouw 7160


ElginETC is a curated experiences company based in the heart of the Elgin Valley. Your one stop shop to experience Elgin and beyond. Whether you are looking for a quick add on, full day, stay over, or several day option – we've got you covered. Try any of our themed Elgin packages: Edible Elgin | Extreme Elgin | Elegant Elgin, or personalise your own in The Elgin Equation – either way we will have you entertained! We also have our own Elgin Express transport to get you around – ensuring ElginETC connects all your experiences.

Elgin Leisure Tours


Ian Robertson.  +27 82 460 6046
Richard Portmann. +27 83 629 4171
E.  info@elginleisuretours.co.za
W. elginleisuretours.co.za


Guided farm walks, picnics and wine tastings by MTB or car in the Elgin Valley.

Elgin Railway Market


T.  +27 21 204 1158
E.  info@elginrailwaymarket.co.za
W. elginrailwaymarket.co.za
Contact.  Roger Orpen


An old apple warehouse became a bustling steampunk station market boasting local vendors, live music and a gateway to the beautiful Overberg town.

Green Mountain Trail


T.  +27 28 284 9827
E.  info@greenmountaintrail.co.za
W. greenmountaintrail.co.za
Contact.  Alison Green


Listed in UK's The Daily Telegraph’s South Africa’s Top 20 as “Explore the Cape Floral Kingdom by day, then sample the fine wines produced by it’s terroir at night … a guided hike, with a walking stick carved from alien species, is the best way to marvel at Unesco-designated Kogelberg Biosphere – which is home to some 1 880 identified plant species.  The four-day, 38-mile (60km) Green Mountain Trail option takes you through the Groenlandberg Conservancy, the world’s first biodiversity wine route. Art-filled Wildekrans Country House, a destination in its own right, is an agreeable place to stay.”

  • Luxurious four day slackpack
  • 2020 Travellers Choice award (TripAdvisor)
  • Knowledgeable, accredited and passionate guiding
  • Four star farm stays
  • Lunch in fynbos and on wine farms
  • Elgin and Bot River wine tastings
  • Hike through fruit farms, fynbos and vines
  • Bountiful bird and animal life
  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Community walking stick

Long Shadows Farm


M.  +27 83 987 5703
E.  sharon@longshadowsfarm.co.za
W. longshadowsfarm.co.za
Address. Portion 16 of Arieskraal, Viljoenshoop Road, Elgin
Contact.  Sharon Orpen


Horse-back riding with trail rides tailor made to suit the level of experience in each individual booking. Lessons, birthday parties, holiday camps and livery also available.

Old Mac Daddy


T.  +27 21 844 0241
M. +27 79 276 9342
E.  info@oldmacdaddy.co.za
W. oldmacdaddy.co.za
Contact.  Hulandi Bester


Set amongst the apple orchards, Old Mac Daddy offers open spaces, mountain paths, a lakeside beach and plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family. Please call in advance as we may be closed for private functions.

Paul Cluver MTB


T.  +27 21 844 0605
E.  info@cluver.com
W. cluver.com
Contact.  Sharon Mars


The Paul Cluver MTB trails have a variety of options from Jeep track to ample single track with lovely bridges built from alien vegetation or old wine barrels. Do come and explore.

Trail's End


T.  +27 21 859 5193
E.  accommodation@trailsend.bike
W. trailsend.bike


Adventure awaits! Looking for an Adrenalin-fueled or chilled breakaway? Our little piece of the Overberg boasts plenty of hidden gems.