Accommodation in Elgin
Looking to take a holiday in one of the most scenic spots in the whole of the Western Cape? You can’t go far wrong with booking into accommodation in Grabouw. The Elgin Valley offers exceptional views of rolling green hills – some wild and natural, and others cultivated with vineyards and other crops. It’s a special corner of the world where people come from across the globe to relax, unwind and sample the excellent wines and fresh produce available here. You can experience the ideal balance between the slow pace of country life and all of the outdoor adventures that can be had in the valley.
There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to Elgin accommodation. There are Bed and Breakfasts, guest houses and hotels all with the charm that comes from being in a small town. You can go for self-catering apartments, cottages or houses if you prefer to be left to your own devices on your holiday. You can also get out of town completely and go for one of the various accommodation options available out on the farms that surround Grabouw. These farms and estates offer some exceptional guest houses and self-catering options for you to choose from. Imagine staying in a refurbished old barn or in the original manor house on a historic farm in the region. This will automatically add an element of something special to your holiday.
Whether you’re staying on one of the farms or in the town, no trip to the Cape Country Meander is complete without a tour of the wine estates in the region. They produce exceptional vintages, many of which have won international awards. You can go wine tasting, and pick your favourite spot along the way to have lunch at the restaurant on the farm. Even the locals like to do this from time to time, that’s how good the wines are and the how nice it is to experience the farms in the Elgin Valley. Just be sure to plan ahead and check when the tasting rooms are open or if you have to book a tasting session before you go.
You can also enjoy a fair amount of adventure when staying in the Elgin Valley. The mountains boast brilliant trails for hiking, running and biking along. You can get the blood pumping with a technically difficult route, or go for a more sedate stroll on the easier paths – it’s up to you. There’s also a wide range of outdoor activities like zip lining and quad biking for those who want to try something new and adventurous.