Hiking Trails in Grabouw / Elgin
Grabouw and the surrounding Elgin Valley’s hiking trails offer outdoor enthusiasts, residents and holidaymakers alike the opportunity to experience nature at its finest. With the Kogelberg Mountain range embracing the valley and incredible species of birds flying overhead, the environment is almost too good to be true. This is especially true when you experience it all first-hand. So, whether you are planning a trip with a group or with your partner, there are plenty of things to do in Grabouw / Elgin.
You will rarely struggle to find activities that suit your needs and preferences.
From guided tours up the mountain slopes to birdwatching expeditions, these hiking trails offer panoramic views of the valleys and the town and provide an overwhelming sense of tranquillity too. If you prefer more action-packed outdoor adventures, there are several things to do in and around Grabouw that can appease your preference. Whether you are a professional bundu-basher or a beginner just venturing out on the off-road routes less travelled, owners of 4x4s and other big bakkies will be delighted at the number of trails in apple valley! Alternatively, adrenalin seekers can tackle one of the high-rise canopy tours or take a spin up the mountain on a quad-biking adventure.
The Elgin Valley forms part of an area of the Overberg region known as Theewaterskloof and if you are planning a trip up this way, you can easily stay in the Grabouw area, but still, travel the region to experience the hiking trails and outdoor adventures on offer. And, if hiking is not your thing, there are other less strenuous activities you can enjoy. Thanks to the abundance of natural beauty, there are several picnic spots that offer exceptional views of the mountains. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to bring the kids, your pet and even a good-looking book that you’ve been wanting to read.
If you are planning a holiday to the Grabouw area, you can find several local tour guides who can help point you in the right direction, or take you on a guided adventure through the thick vegetation. Best of all, there is a vast selection of places to stay in Grabouw / Elgin too so you can explore the trails at your own pace instead of just staying for one day.