Restaurants in the Valley

The restaurants in the Elgin Grabouw area offer cuisine mainly sourced from local organic fruits and vegetables and free-range meat.

The Cheverells Country Cafe

M.  +27 060 861 1044
Contact. Cath Boome

The Country Café at Cheverells offers fresh and vibrant celebration of flavours derived from nature and the abundant life on an Elgin apple farm. The menu is seasonal and designed by Gourmet Chef Laura Truter.

Elgin Grabouw Country Club

M.  +27 82 335 7071
Contact. Petra Landman

Fully licensed bar and restaurant with dramatic nature scenery from the wide veranda surrounding the club house overlooking the Eikenhof Dam and Hottentots Holland Mountains. Venue hire with catering options available for private functions. Restaurant trading hours: Wednesdays and Fridays: 17h00-21h00, Saturday: 10h00-17h00 Sunday: 10h00-14h00. Please note that events can be arranged outside these Restaurant trading hours. Please call in advance to make bookings and to confirm if we are open and not closed for a private function.

Elgin Railway Market

T. +27 21 204 1158
Contact. Roger Orpen

Here is a one-stop-Elgin-shop for fresh, artisanal food and produce from hearty curries to gourmet sandwiches and ribs and chips. And of course, local wine and local in. and Elgin Railway Market is the brainchild of businessman Roger Orpen. He converted the old apple warehouse into a bustling steampunk station market boasting local vendors and live music. Inspired by the barn's railway-side setting, Orpen took his creative cues from the invention of steam and the industrial age, milestones accompanied by the rapid development of rail networks across the world. Creating a beautiful space where art deco meets Victorian, the Market is unlike any other in South Africa.

In partnership with the Ceres Rail Company, the arriving train's whistle and steam is a must-see.

Elgin Vintners Tasting Room

Address. Ridgelands Gate, Appletiser Road, Elgin
T. +27 (021) 848 9587
Contact. Marisa Kleynhans

Wednesday to Sunday 10h00 – 16h00
Closed on Christmas and New Year

Elgin Vintners Tasting Room is an ideal destination on a visit to the scenic valley of vines and orchards, to taste their distinctive cool-climate wines and enjoy a charcuterie platter as well as our very famous and delicious wood fired pizza's..
Enjoy the tranquility, spectacular views of the valley, farmlands and surrounding mountains.
A wine and pizza pairing is presented by our very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Picnic boxes filled with locally produced treats and seasonal fruit can be booked in advance to enjoy on the deck or the lawns.
Elgin Vintners wines can be bought by the glass or bottle to enjoy with your cheese platter or pizza at our Tasting Room.

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Her Harvest

T.  +27 21 849 8772
M. +27 71 719 8804
Address. 73 Highlands Road, Elgin
Contact. Pamela Mabhutsu

Take a break from the busyness of life, come and reconnect and nourish your body with our plant-based food made with love, care and organic ingredients from our vegetable garden. Our restaurant is open Friday 12h00-15h00, Saturday and Sunday 09h00-15h00. Farm shop open Wednesday – Sunday 09h00-16h00. Please note that events and private functions can be arranged outside of these times.

Houw Hoek Hotel

T. +27 28 284 9646
M. +27 87 814 1226
Address. N2, Houw Hoek, Grabouw 7160

We have two restaurants - our traditional restaurant as well as the modern Loggia where we also host private functions.  We serve delicious a la carte lunches and dinners daily and are well-known for our scrumptious breakfast buffet.  Our delectable meals are complimented by an award-winning wine list including the finest local wines.  Our sophisticated menu blends traditional South African cuisine with modern innovations from renowned chefs.  On Saturdays we host our famous Dinner Dance with a fabulous set menu.  Join us for drinks or a delicious treat on the terraces with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

The Melting Pot at The Pool Room

T.  +27 21 859 4110
M.  +27 72 309 5530
W.  oak
Address. Oak Valley Estate, Elgin
Contact.  John van Zyl

The Melting Pot is headed by Chef John van Zyl.  John was previously Head Chef at Thali and Chef’s Warehouse before starting up The Melting Pot Cafeteria in Cape Town '19.  It’s a flavour packed global food experience.  We’re bringing the world to Oak Valley, since we can’t take ourselves to the world.  We’re open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday - Kitchen opens at 12h00 and takes last orders at 15h30. The restaurant seating is set up around a large sparkling blue pool where guests can be seated inside or outside under the trees. Booking can be made on our website using DinePlan. 


Spend an afternoon in our tree-shaded gardens and enjoy your own private picnic curated by The Melting Pot team. You will be seated at cushioned picnic furniture with a blanket and drinks table.  You are welcome to order our quality estate wines.  The menu & bookings link are available on our website. *Booking & Cancellations to be made 24 hr in advance.
Our trading hours are:
Wednesday - Sunday our kitchen is open from 12:00 - 15:30.
Global Food Friday on the first Friday night of every month - our kitchen is open from 18:00 - 21:00

The Olive Shed @ Everson's Cider

M.  +27 66 166 1736
Address. 40A Viljoenshoop Road Elgin
Contact.  Juan Barnard

Taste the best cider in the Elgin valley while enjoying the exceptional view from our roof top terrace. Our cider is made in Elgin from the apples and pears grown locally and using only the best ingredients. Our ciders are so good that they are naturally concentrate, preservative and gluten free.  While sipping one of our famous ciders or beer's on the terrace, enjoy a meal at our restaurant, lovingly named " The olive shed".
We operate during loadshedding.  We have vegan options available and furry friends are always welcome
Open for tasting
Wed - Sat from 09:00 to 17 :00
Sunday from 09:00 to 15:00
Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Wed - Thurs from 09:00 to 17:30
Fri - Sat from 09:00 to 20:30
Sunday from 09:00 to 15:00

The Orchard Farm Stall

T.  +27 21 859 2448
M.  +27 82 376 8817 / +27 78 181 3072
Address. Corner of N2 and Oudebrug Road (R321), Grabouw
Contact.  Carol-Ann Snyman

Traditional Elgin/Grabouw family-friendly farm stall and event venue with bakery, licensed bar and restaurant and wine shop selling fine local and regional produce

Peregrine Farm Stall

T.  +27 21 848 9011
Contact.  Chantel Meyer
Address. N2 & R321 Intersection, Grabouw

Established in the sixties, Peregrine has been serving generations of travellers seeking honest homemade fare and warm country hospitality. Situated in the beautiful and fertile Elgin Valley, Peregrine offers an abundance of locally sourced artisanal goods and wholesome, responsibly farmed, fresh produce.

South Hill Cool Climate Vineyards – Restaurant

M.  +27 21 844 0888

Restaurant open from Friday to Tuesday.  Breakfast from 08h00, lunches until 16h00.   Open for wine tastings every day until 17h00.

At South Hill we strive to create the quintessential neighbourhood restaurant, somewhere to kick back and relax – enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a generous country style lunch or to celebrate special times – a romantic meal, wedding, birthday lunch or make merry with a glass of your favourite South Hill vintage. We advise calling ahead to make a reservation.

The Barn Restaurant at Old Mac Daddy

T.  +27 21 844 0241
M. +27 79 276 9342
Contact.  Hulandi Bester / Leon Roux

The Barn Restaurant is where you will be enjoying plenty of wholesome and delicious food during your stay. Our kitchen vision centres around fare that are fresh, free-range and organic (where possible), catering for the whole family, including vegans and children. The restaurant is open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM and day visitors are welcome too.

Feast on the restaurant's famous wood-fired pizzas or choose from a selection of freshly prepared salads & wraps. If that doesn't entice you, go for one of the famous burgers or yummy main meal options. There's more than enough to choose from.

The Barn is fully licensed and boasts a stocked bar, including the famous wines and ciders from the Elgin region. Our seasonal cocktail menu will also be a winner so you can shake off the city and unwind amongst the sweeping Elgin Valley views.

The Hickory Shack

T.  +27 21 300 1396
M. +27 79 986 8684
Address. Thandi Estate, N2, Elgin Grabouw
Contact. Dries

The Hickory Shack is an authentic Texas style BBQ restaurant located on a scenic apple farm in Elgin, Grabouw with awesome mountain and forest views. We serve a variety of slow cooked meats such as pork ribs, brisket and free range chicken along with some unique homemade sides. Although we specialize in smoking meats, vegetarians will also find something to enjoy from our menu. You can expect some of the best Texas style BBQ in SA combined with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.

The Café at Highlands Road Estate

M.  +27 71 271 0161

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11h00-16h00

Elgin River Lodge – The Toad on the River

T.  +27 21 846 8345
M. +27 72 927 4807
Contact.  Cassandra Hagglund
Address.  Mofam Farm, Appletiser Road, Elgin

The breakfasts, served buffet style are legendary and our restaurant, The Toad On The River, is fully licenced and has a warm and inviting pub style. It is situated on the banks of the Palmiet River with a la carte lunches and dinners served daily. Venue hire with catering options available for private functions. Please call in advance as we may be closed for private functions.

The Pool Room at Oak Valley

T.  +27 21 859 4111
M.  +27 82 454 0871 / +27 84 415 1085
Contact.  Emma Manuel

Breakfast.   Tuesday to Sunday  09h00-11h00
Lunch.   Tuesday to Sunday  12h00-15h00
Dinner.   Fridays  18h30-22h00