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luxury tented accommodationLocated among the picturesque wooded hills that border the Palmiet River is the Elgin Hills Luxury Tented Camp. From the moment that you arrive here you will be stunned by the natural beauty of the estate, which has more than seven kilometres of river frontage. Overlooking the river, our luxury safari tents are serviced by our exceptional staff, who will go out of their way to make your stay unforgettable and as enjoyable as possible.

Our luxury tents have double/queen sized beds and sleep two, though additional beds for children can be added to the larger tents. Relax in the comfort of crisp white linen sheets. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom equipped with a shower, basin and toilet. Gas heaters can be added to the tents at an additional cost.

The camp has a large luxury lapa fitted out with a lounge suite, dining table and a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove. Relax on the lapa’s sun deck and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Palmiet River that meanders below through a spectacular green valley dotted with trees. During the day you can hike through the eco-trails that ramble through the stunning estate.


Palmiet riverThe estate is just a few kilometres from the quaint towns of Elgin and Grabouw in the picturesque Elgin Valley in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. The Elgin Valley produces more than 65% of South Africa’s apple exports, and is renowned for its apples, pears, nectarines and plums. It also produces some fine wines and apple cider. There are plenty of attractions in the area including one of only two apple museums in the world. Just to the north of us is the 42000 hectare Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve, a conservation area containing 1300 species of mountain fynbos including some very rare and endemic plants. 110 species of bird have been recorded there and there are several herds of small buck and antelope, as well as the occasional leopard.

There are plenty of events and attractions in the Elgin Valley, and activities include canoeing and rowing, mountain bike trails, hiking, 4 x 4 routes, kloofing and fishing. Elgin Hills Luxury Tented Camp is situated in one of South Africa’s most scenic valleys. Our staff are committed to making your stay here as comfortable and memorable as possible.