The Elgin region is known for its wines, especially for its cool climate wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, and as a deciduous fruit producing area, especially for apples and also pears. It is 70 km from Cape Town, on the N2 highway and centered around the town of Grabouw.
Visit the following attractions in Elgin:
Dine at The Cheverells Country Café, The Melting Pot at the Pool Room for lunch or picnics, and South Hill Restaurant.
. Taste wines at Almenkerk, Arumdale, Wines of Brocha, Charles Fox, Elgin Ridge Biodynamic Wines, Elgin Vintners, Highlands Road, Iona, Lothian, Oak Valley, Oneiric, Oude Molen Brandy Distillery, Paul Cluver, Paul Wallace, Shannon, and South Hill.
The Elgin Railway Market offers fresh artisanal food and wine in a steampunk station market. Take a train from Cape Town to Elgin to visit the market.
☕️ Stop for a coffee, a beverage, a snack to enjoy on a longer journey, and fresh Elgin produce at Peregrine Farm Stall, the Houwhoek Farm Stall (well known for its pies), and Orchard Farm Stall.
Go for a run or hike on Almenkerk wine estate, hike the 3-day guided Blue Mountain Trail 50 km hike or the 60 km Green Mountain Trail in the Kogelberg Biosphere, take a Cape Canopy Tour zip line experience, come for yoga at The Cheverells Farm Shed, horse ride at Long Shadows Farm, fish or kayak at Old Mac Daddy, and take a bike ride at Trail’s End and visit its Bicycle Museum.
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