The Elgin Valley

Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa 

The Elgin region hugs the town of Grabouw and just thinking about it brings the sweet scent of apple blossoms and honey to mind. The directions to Elgin lead you to Grabouw and the valley you see around you is one of the Cape’s most beautiful fruit growing areas.


The Elgin Valley falls into the UNESCO protected Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and boasts private game reserves offering incredible things to do in Elgin, such as hikes, MTB trails, canopy tours, birding, fly fishing and kloofing. The valley also forms part of the Four Passes Fruit Route which is famous for its cool-climate wines, roses and its rolling apple orchards.

Orchards in Elgin Valley - Grabouw

Farm Stalls and restaurants in Elgin tempt the palate with the cream of the crop when it comes to organically grown produce which is sourced by top chefs. Tuck into mouth-watering plates of traditional South African country fare washed down with wine, cider and juice produced in the surrounding vineyards and orchards.

Elgin Valley Wines - Iona Wine Farm

Other than the many restaurants in Elgin that celebrates food and drink, there is almost always a festival on the go and events in the Elgin Valley lures visitors from all over the Western Cape.

Freshly Baked Goods in Elgin Valley - Grabouw Farm Stalls

If you are looking for accommodation in Elgin be sure to research the interesting list of options that include a vintage campground, sprawling country homesteads, luxury guesthouses and cosy B&Bs.

Accommodation options in Elgin Valley - Elgin Valley Inn

Estate Agents in Elgin will show you around if a longer stay is in the cards and country living beckons.

Amazing sunsets in the Elgin Valley area

To fully experience the magic of Elgin be sure to contact Elgin Grabouw Tourism so that you can plan your visit to maximize your stay in the valley.