September school holidays in The Elgin Valley | Loads to do

September school holidays in The Elgin Valley


September School Holidays are just around the corner, are you stuck thinking of what to do to over this period? Look no further than Grabouw and The Elgin Valley! We have some exciting activities in store to keep the little ones entertained!

Think fresh air, outdoor, wholesome and healthy fun! From pony camps, crafting workshops, outdoor bike pump track activities … there’s loads in store. There are also some great specials on accommodation establishments, read below for more details!

Fun Activities

Crafting Sessions at Oneiric Wine Farm

From 20 – 29 September Oneiric will be offering crafting sessions from Wednesday-Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Costs are R150 per kid/adult and includes a glass of wine for mum. Bringing more than one child and mum gets to take a bottle of Oneiric wine to take home (conditions apply) . Toasted sandwiches are available for a lunch offering. Bookings essential through Shan at

Pony Camp at Long Shadows Farm

Aimed at any level of riding; beginners to more advanced.  We allow for outside riders to bring in their own horses too so it’s a great opportunity for outside riders to use our fantastic facilities and get qualified guidance.  Children who have never ridden before are certainly most welcome as we have great school ponies available for the camp.  It’s a perfect time for parents to see if their child would like to start riding lessons!

We split the riding up according to age and ability so we are very accommodating to everyone who would like to join!

Not only will the kids be riding but we always have some exciting challenges and games as well as crafts and activities.  It’s a sleepover camp so parents can get some alone time too (major bonus!). For bookings contact,

Old Mac Daddy – Holiday fun for all!

Old Mac Daddy has plenty to offer families with kids on holiday this September. There will be Sundowner parties on the Beach. Sunday spitbraais:and on Heritage Day they will be running a Braai Day Buffet: in the The Barn Restaurant. For the ladies, there is a #OMDfootselfie spa competition at their in-house Zen Den Spa salon. Bookings essential for all activities, contact,

Maze Picnics & Fun for all at South Hill Vineyards

South Hill Vineyards is open 7 days a week for breakfast from 08h00, lunches until 16h00 and wine tastings until 17h00. Vineyard Maze Picnics available.
To kick start the holiday season and in addition to our restaurant menu, from Saturday 20th September 2019 we are launching our VINEYARD MAZE PICNIC menu – pre order your choice of picnic through DINEPLAN: or directly from us; collect your picnic and bottle of favourite South Hill wine from the restaurant area, meander through the MAZE and chose your picnic table for a feast between the vines.

Let the kids get creative on our blackboard barrels, have a game of croquet or boule on the lawn and if you’re still looking for something to do, Margaux the Jack Russell will happily collect her ball for as long as you’re willing to throw it!
Starting from our restaurant area enjoy a 3.2km walk, run or cycle around the farm through the vineyards and fynbos. Feel free to stop along the way to enjoy the birds, nature and magical views over the Elgin Valley.

Accommodation Specials

Avolonte Lodge

Avolonte Lodge are offering a 25% discount on our 3 self-catering cottages from Fri 20th to 29th Sept. Minimum of 2 nights stay for minimum of 2 people. (R900 per night instead of R1200 ) For bookings:

Triactive – Kunguru Lodge

Keen for some family fun and adventure? Triactive-Kunguru Lodge has at all! Accommodation special of only R555 per person sharing (twin room). Kids up to the age of 12 pay 1/2 price. Two free kids activity per day with your accommodation. For bookings, contact:

Oak Lane Cottages

Enjoy a 20% discount on all bookings in September. Celebrate Heritage Day, our National Braai day, at our country-style accommodation nestled in the Elgin Valley. Firewood supplied by us! For bookings:

Moortop Cottages

Book 3 or more consecutive nights during these school holidays and get a whopping 30% off! The perfect spot to celebrate Heritage Day and relax this holiday. For bookings:

Trail’s End Bike Hotel

From 22nd till 27th September we are offering a BUY ONE NIGHT GET ONE FREE special on our accommodation. So pack up your bicycles, children and hiking shoes and come and visit our Valley. Our little piece of heaven really shows off during spring with blossoming orchards under sunny, mild skies. And there is plenty to keep the kids entertained whatever the weather. For bookings: