Country houses in Grabouw
If you dream of waking up in a new place to the sound of birdsong and maybe a rushing stream, then it’s worth your while to visit the Overberg. This spectacular part of the Cape is renowned for its beauty and with its magically diverse terrain you can have your pick of surroundings. From craggy sea shores to peaceful valleys, this region stretches across a spectacular variety of landscapes and incorporates a number of fascinating small towns. This means that wherever you visit, you’re assured of unforgettable sights, a genuinely warm welcome and plenty of interesting ways to spend your time.
If you’re after lush leafy groves and babbling brooks, then the Elgin Valley is the best place to visit. Finding a country house in the quaint village of Grabouw is an ideal way to experience this incredible area. You’ll enjoy great country-style hospitality and accommodation right in the middle of this fertile area. Many visitors return time and again to this vibrant town and choose a farm cottage as their home base for this very reason. In addition to enjoying the benefits of being on shared land, this kind of accommodation in Grabouw gives you loads of space to explore. Some working farms have animals to see which is great fun for the little ones and most have streams, dams or rivers to splash in.
Staying in a country house gives you fantastic access to trout fishing lakes and long meandering walks through the countryside. In fact, the scenery in Grabouw is especially lovely with fruity trees and leafy orchards all around. Interestingly, the area is known for its apple farms and staying on one of these is a wonderful experience. Whether you’re visiting with the kids or taking a special break with your partner, you’ll find loads of things to do here as well. Hiking trails snake up into the Hottentot-Holland Mountains and the nearby Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve is home to an incredible variety of plant and animal life. If you prefer a more relaxing sort of holiday, then simply exploring the town itself gives you many ways to while away the hours.
Even if you’re planning on further exploration of the Overberg, staying in a Grabouw country house is a good way to start your journey. From here you can drive through hill and dale, turning towards the magnificent Overstrand for some whale watching or further inland to more mountainous areas for a different kind of tranquillity.